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How to Source, Serve and Promote Local Foods at Your Restaurant

Sourcing locally grown and locally produced food is well on its way to becoming an institutional, not just popular, business practice for restaurants looking to improve the quality of their food, recruit a more sophisticated, regular customer base and remain an active participant in a business climate that's growing increasingly more socially and environmentally conscious. . . . (to read the remainder of this article, please log in below.)
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There are lots of very competent restaurant operators, yet they own marginally profitably and even failing restaurants. Often, it's not because they lack restaurant skills, it's because they lack business skills.

As a RestaurantOwner.com member, you'll receive in depth and comprehensive training on how to manage the business and financial side of your restaurant. Many of our members say they quickly begin to view their restaurant differently, their decision making improves and they see financial results improve, often dramatically.

Here's a quick summary of the type of training you'll have immediate access to the moment you become a member of RestaurantOwner.com:

RESTAURANT OWNER TRAINING (included)

  • reportsMembers-Only Articles & Special Reports
    No matter what your level of skill or experience, you'll find articles you can relate to and learn from written by restaurant professionals with years of industry experience
  • keyword searchableKey Word Searchable Content
    Our database contains over 1,200 resources that you can quickly find quickly on virtually every topic on managing the business side of your restaurant.
  • online seminarsOnline Seminars
    Over 6 hours of videos with workbooks on business and financial management, food cost control and menu strategies and tactics that will enhance your skills and profitability.
  • member insightsMember Insights
    Easy to follow video clips featuring some of our members' highly successful practices in building sales, improving customer counts, getting more repeat business and more.
  • live webinarsLive Webinars
    Each month you'll be able to attend at least one live webinar to build your skills, ask questions and keep you up to date on the latest concepts and tools to build your business.
  • video profilesVideo Profiles
    Our most successful members show you their restaurants and tell you exactly how they manage their restaurant and how they've created such a successful business.

 

Members-Only Training and Resources

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New knowledge and skill are great but you need the right tools to leverage those skills to see the results you want.

In our toolbox you'll find over 300 downloadable templates, worksheets and reporting tools that will help you create your own operating systems, procedures, forms and reports.

We'll show you how to use these resources and how to customize them to meet your unique operational requirements. This will help you become more effective and productive quickly and save you TONS of time.

Here's a look at some of the resources and tools you'll find at RestaurantOwner.com:

RESTAURANT OWNER RESOURCES (included)

  • training manualsTraining Manuals
    Professionally developed employee training manual templates for all major positions in tableservice and limited service restaurants.
  • startupStartup Resources
    Articles and tools on concept development, site selection, leasing, raising money, restaurant construction, buying equipment, licenses and permits and much more.
  • checklistsChecklists
    Over 30 checklist templates will help you create consistent execution in receiving, accounting, marketing, hiring, cleaning, opening, closing, inspections and much more.
  • business plan templatesBusiness Plan Templates
    Get proven advice and templates to create the narrative and financial parts of your business plan to evaluate the feasibility and raise capital for your new restaurant.
  • proceduresOperating Systems & Procedures
    You'll find a wide variety of templates to easily develop your unique operational systems and procedures to document and communicate the way you do business.
  • proceduresRestaurant Startup & Growth Magazine
    Each month receive in depth articles and fresh insights from the only "how to" magazine on starting and growing your restaurant business.

 

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One of the real strengths and a significant benefit of RestaurantOwner.com comes down to the ideas and insights shared by our thousands of member who are in the trenches of the restaurant business doing the work and dealing with the challenges day in and day out.

These people know exactly what it's like to be in your shoes and it's very likely that many have already tackled some of the problems that are keeping you awake at night. It's obvious that having the ability to connect to other operators and learn from them is invaluable.

Being a restaurant owner can be a lonely undertaking when it feels like you're battling all those challenges by yourself. It doesn't have to be that way by becoming a part of an active support network of like-minded restaurant pros on RestaurantOwner.com.

Here's what you'll find in the RestaurantOwner.com Community:

RESTAURANT OWNER COMMUNITY (included)

  • discussion forumDiscussion Forum
    Tap into the knowledge and expertise of thousands of independent operators who are dealing with the same issues as you. Get new ideas, encouragement and helpful feedback anytime, 24/7.
  • success storiesMember Success Stories
    Find articles, videos and screencasts that highlight what's working and creating success in a variety of member restaurants and different operating environments.
  • surveysMember Surveys
    Learn what other operators say about their POS system, loyalty programs, startup costs, financing, marketing practices, operating costs and much more.

 

Sounds Great, But How Much Is It?

In just a small restaurant the potential turnaround value of just a few of our many resources could easily be worth thousands and tens of thousands of dollars in incremental income growth alone.

However, the initial and monthly investment in a RestaurantOwner.com membership is staggeringly affordable. We're often told by members that we are not charging enough (which is exactly what we want to hear).

 

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