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How to Create a Realistic Budget For Your Restaurant
by Joe Erickson
How to Create a Realistic Budget For Your RestaurantThe vast majority of restaurant failures can be attributed to the absence of a plan or practical budget upon which decisions, accountability and actions are based. A budget focuses management on considering changing conditions and forces them to adapt their operations to maintain profitability and consistency of product and service. . . . more >>


How to Handle and Reduce Guest Complaints in Your Restaurant
by Joe Erickson
How to Handle and Reduce Guest Complaints in Your RestaurantCustomer complaints are inevitable -- or are they? In this article, we review the systems and techniques to address and, better yet, prevent customer dissatisfaction. If complaints are frequent in your restaurant, maybe it's time for you to get "mad as hell" and put in place systems to prevent them. . . . more >>


How to Reward Staff for Outstanding Behavior Without Breaking the Bank
by Howard Riell
How to Reward Staff for Outstanding Behavior Without Breaking the BankIn a business in which service consistency and quality can make or break you, high-quality employees may well be a restaurant's most valuable feature. And in a business in which margins are tight and you have to watch every penny, rewarding top performers isn't always easy. The good news is operators needn't break the bank to accomplish this. . . . more >>


How to (Systematically) Deliver a Better, More Consistent Guest Experience
by Joe Erickson
How to (Systematically) Deliver a Better, More Consistent Guest ExperienceWhy in the world would we want to spend so much effort on marketing simply to gain first-time customers, unless we are certain that we can deliver a guest experience good enough to make them want to come back? If you want to ensure you consistently exceed guest expectations you must focus your attention on improving the systems that impact your customer's experience the most. . . . more >>


Smart Shopping Tips for Purchasing Kitchen Equipment
by Stephani Robson
Smart Shopping Tips for Purchasing Kitchen EquipmentBuying foodservice equipment is kind of like buying a car; it doesn't take a lot of experience or skill to make a good purchase as long as you are clear about what you are looking for. This article gives you a starting point for evaluating your needs and making informed decisions when buying kitchen equipment for your restaurant. . . . more >>


How to Make Your Profit-&-Loss Statement One of Your Most Important Management Tools
by Jim Laube
How to Make Your Profit-&-Loss Statement One of Your Most Important Management ToolsFinancially astute operators know that every decision and activity that takes place on the operational side of their restaurant is eventually reflected in their numbers and the one report that is most indicative of how well (or how poorly) their restaurant is being managed is their profit-and-loss statement (P&L). . . . more >>


State Restaurant Association Membership
by Barry Shuster
State Restaurant Association MembershipState restaurant associations must work for membership with as much vigor as they fight to influence legislation and provide valuable benefits to their members. What are they doing to earn their keep, and what benefits and value do they offer you? . . . more >>


How to Toss the Help Wanted Sign
by Howard Riell
How to Toss the Help Wanted SignFinding good restaurant employees has always been a challenge; however, as the economy heats up it could become even more daunting to find high-quality employees. This article explores 14 ways to assist you in sourcing and retaining great hires by implementing standard, consistent and simple hiring steps. . . . more >>


Menu Engineering Basics: How to Make Your Menu Your Top Salesperson
by Banger Smith
Menu Engineering Basics: How to Make Your Menu Your Top SalespersonYour menu is much more than a decorative price list. The menu is your most powerful merchandising tool. Everything that makes your restaurant special and profitable flows from the pages of your menu. Learn how to make your menu a much more effective sales and profit building tool. . . . more >>


The Fundamentals of an Effective Server Training Program
by Joe Erickson
The Fundamentals of an Effective Server Training ProgramIndependent restaurateurs need only look at the success of chain restaurants to realize there are proven formulas for achieving desired results. While the formulas vary, the basic elements are the same. See why having a well-documented server training program is an essential part of your restaurant's success. . . . more >>


Understanding the Implications of 'Service Charge' versus 'Tip'
by Doug Duerr, Esq.
Understanding the Implications of 'Service Charge' versus 'Tip'Why the IRS and Labor Department care if a tip is really a service charge(and why you should, too). Although the new rules were announced in June 2012, implementation was delayed until this year because of the resulting confusion and potentially negative effects. Starting in 2014, the IRS began enforcing the new rules on what is a "service charge" and what is a "tip." Here are some important details that will hopefully eliminate any confusion. . . . more >>


How to Put In Place a Menu Cost System to Combat Rising Food Costs
Joe Erickson
How to Put In Place a Menu Cost System to Combat Rising Food CostsSetting up a menu cost system provides benefits far greater than simply an aid to price-setting. The process of keeping it up-to-date helps you more accurately calculate inventory valuation, compute your ideal cost of sales and engineer your menu for greater profitability. . . . more >>


How to Execute an Effective Employee Motivation Program
Techniques to create a fun environment in your restaurant with incentive plans that energize the staff, keep them focused, and encourage them to do their best. Here's some ideas to reward high performance, build sales and boost your bottom line. . . . more >>


Selecting a Music System for Your Restaurant
by Joe Erickson
Selecting a Music System for Your RestaurantFood and music go hand in hand in a number of concepts. If you're getting ready to plunk down serious money for a sound system and/or music subscription service, this article explores some of your options. It also discusses the legal issues related to music licensing . . . more >>


How to Assess Whether Delivery Service Is Right for Your Restaurant
How to Assess Whether Delivery Service Is Right for Your RestaurantDo you want to deliver? For restaurants with a strong carryout program, the question is almost inescapable. Are you there yet? Delivery is not for all, nor is it a one-size-fits-all, to be sure, but with some thorough research, price calculations and other considerations, there is a way to determine its potential profitability, not just possibility. . . . more >>


Restaurant Systems: 90-day Plan on Which Systems to Implement First
by Joe Erickson
Restaurant Systems: 90-day Plan on Which Systems to Implement FirstIn order for a restaurant to be successful, it must deliver consistent quality in both product and service. Considering that 60-80% of your business comes from repeat customers; it's paramount that you meet or exceed your guests' expectations over and over. However, too many operators fail to recognize that in order to be consistent, they must have restaurant systems in place that promote consistency . . . more >>


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