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All Systems Wow! How to (Systematically) Deliver the Ultimate Guest Experience
by Joe Erickson
All Systems Wow! How to (Systematically) Deliver the Ultimate 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 bad) 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's 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 >>


Twelve Steps to Get New Restaurant Managers Off To a Great Start
by Matthew Mabel
Twelve Steps to Get New Restaurant Managers Off To a Great StartMake your first-time manager read this! Your first management position sets the stage and becomes the springboard for your entire career. Whether you want to be a general manager one day, own your own restaurant, move to another position or just want to be the best in your profession, it is wise to reflect upon where this promotion fits within your long term career plans and how to make the most of it. . . . 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 >>


Effective Ways to Develop Better Leadership In Your Restaurant
by Joe Erickson
Effective Ways to Develop Better Leadership In Your RestaurantIn the restaurant workplace, the designation "leader" goes to the owners and managers by default. Yet it almost a cliché that just being a good boss doesn't mean you're an effective leader. In this article we explore what it means to be a leader in this business, and describe how one emerging chain earned a prestigious quality award through systematic leadership practices. . . . more >>


Recipe Costing Basics: How To Calculate The Cost of Your Menu Items
Operators who commit to an ongoing, accurate menu costing discipline have vital information to make intelligent business decisions which directly impact their food cost and bottom line. In this article, we look at how to put in place a "cornerstone" business practice of the restaurant industry. . . . more >>


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