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DOWNLOAD: Annual Restaurant Budget Worksheets
DOWNLOAD: Annual Restaurant Budget WorksheetsHow will your restaurant perform in 2015? Studies show that companies who prepare annual operating budgets are more successful than those who don't. Use this budget worksheet to quickly prepare your annual financial plan to give you and your staff specific, measurable goals throughout the coming year. . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Benefit Night Startup Checklist
DOWNLOAD: Benefit Night Startup ChecklistA Benefit Night at your restaurant is a great way of saying "Thanks" to the people in your community that have helped make your business a success while raising funds for a local nonprofit organization. It will also increase your visibility, develop new, repeat patrons, and generate a positive perception that your restaurant cares about the community in which you do business. . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Restaurant Organization Chart by Position
DOWNLOAD: Restaurant Organization Chart by PositionAn organization chart is an effective way to show who is responsible for what functions and areas in a business enterprise. This template includes 8 different samples for both full-service and limited-service restaurants and can be used to quickly create a useful organization chart for your restaurant. . . . more >>


The Key to Controlling Labor Cost: A Shift-by-Shift Strategy to Create a Winning Labor Budget
by Joe Erickson
The Key to Controlling Labor Cost: A Shift-by-Shift Strategy to Create a Winning Labor BudgetWhile the war on labor cost may never be totally won, the day-to-day battles can. The key to winning is to view each and every shift as an individual battle. You must have a battle plan if you expect to win more than you lose. Likewise, you must consistently execute the plan to accomplish your objectives. . . . more >>


WEBCAST: What Every Restaurant Owner & Manager Should Know About Prime Cost
WEBCAST: What Every Restaurant Owner & Manager Should Know About Prime CostPrime cost (food, beverage & labor) consumes in excess of 60% of sales in most restaurants. They are your largest and most volatile costs. Without good Prime Cost controls even high volume restaurants can have profitability problems. Learn how tracking your prime cost every week can significantly boost your profitability and how to do it easily and efficiently with our Prime Cost Worksheet. . . . more >>


WEBCAST: WOW: The Ultimate Guide To Building Word Of Mouth, Getting A Great Reputation And Becoming Fabulously Famous In Your Neighborhood
WEBCAST: WOW: The Ultimate Guide To Building Word Of Mouth, Getting A Great Reputation And Becoming Fabulously Famous In Your NeighborhoodThe best marketing tool and easiest way to increase your sales happens when people say good things about you. Learn twenty top ways to encourage your guests to have positive conversations about your restaurant. . . . more >>


How to Open a Restaurant Resource Guide
How to Open a Restaurant Resource GuideOne of the most often asked questions we get is on how to open a restaurant. Whether you are a newbie to the industry or a seasoned veteran, the requirements for "running" a restaurant differ from those needed to "open" a restaurant. The How to Open a Restaurant Resource Guide is a listing of resources and tools we offer to help wouldbe restaurateurs systematically prepare and execute a successful restaurant development plan and opening. . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Employee Orientation Checklist
DOWNLOAD: Employee Orientation ChecklistDownload this checklist to ensure your new staff members feel welcome, comfortable and they are an important part of your team. The Employee Orientation Checklist includes information to help familiarize the new employee with the restaurant's customs, traditions and organizational structure. . . . more >>


Restaurant Rules of Thumb: How Does Your Operation Measure Up to Industry Averages & Standards?
by Jim Laube
Restaurant Rules of Thumb: How Does Your Operation Measure Up to Industry Averages & Standards?A review of several key restaurant industry startup, financial & operational metrics that have proven to be reliable measurements over time. A handy guide for operators planning changes or assessing how they compare to industry averages & standards. . . . more >>


How to Fire Bad Employees & Avoid Potential Legal Problems
by Barry Shuster
How to Fire Bad Employees & Avoid Potential Legal ProblemsWhen you know it's time to "free up an employee's future" make sure you do it the right way. Learn what legal snares you can step into when firing an employee and how to properly terminate problem employees to reduce your chances of getting into potential legal troubles. . . . more >>


WEBCAST: Social Media Basics
WEBCAST: Social Media BasicsYou know your restaurant should have more of a presence on social media but you've been too busy running your restaurant and now you don't know where to start or you've started but know you could be doing it better. If so, then this webcast is for you! . . . more >>


ONLINE SEMINAR: Serving & Settlement Controls
ONLINE SEMINAR: Serving & Settlement ControlsDon't let poor cash and internal controls make it easy for people to steal the most desirable commodity you've got, CASH. This program examines the most common ways servers, cashiers, bartenders and bookkeepers steal and what controls you should have in place to protect your business. . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Restaurant Newsletter Templates
DOWNLOAD: Restaurant Newsletter TemplatesGet a jump on the creation of your personalized customer newsletter by downloading these ready-to-use templates. They're available in four different styles to fit your unique restaurant's image . . . more >>


AUDIO: Why YOU Need a Customer Newsletter & How To Make It Your #1 Marketing Tool
AUDIO: Why YOU Need a Customer Newsletter & How To Make It Your #1 Marketing ToolIndependent operators Gina Schubert & Jennie Cook would NEVER stop publishing their monthly customer newsletters. Find out what makes their newsletters so effective at creating loyal, repeat customers and everything you need to know to start doing it in your restaurant. . . . more >>


Four Things Every Independent Operator Should Know About Restaurant Numbers
by Jim Laube
Four Things Every Independent Operator Should Know About Restaurant NumbersIn this article we review some important financial concepts that are particularly relevant in the current economic environment. If you keep these four items in mind as you manage your restaurant's finances, you'll be in much better control of your business. . . . more >>


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