What Point of Sale System Should You Get?

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By David Scott Peters, I give presentations, seminars and workshops all over the United States and Canada and if you asked me what’s the most commonly-asked question I get, that would be easy to answer. It’s, “What point of sale system should I get?” I understand more than anyone that this is probably the most important equipment purchase you ...

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Top 3 Changes to Lower Labor Costs

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By David Scott Peters, Labor is a major area where restaurants can bleed profitability. Why? When the clock goes tick, you owe! For your food costs, if you buy too much food, as long as it’s not wasted, spoiled or stolen, you can use that food tomorrow. But if you bring in too many people, too early and you’re ...

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Top Business Killers

Five critical points of contact to ignore if you want to kill your business. By David Scott Peters, You can’t afford to not make a great first impression. There are too many other options for your customers in today’s marketplace. And with fewer dining out experiences per week, the amount of chances you have is also down. Here are ...

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Five Simple Tips for Creating Harmony Between Your Traditional and Social Media

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It’s your time. It’s your money. Make it count! MARKETING 101 If your social media efforts are not supporting your “traditional” media, you’re doing it wrong! Creating a balance between social and traditional media will not only help drive engagement, but will also allow you to leverage those precious marketing investments to enhance your return. Too often, it seems that ...

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Fresh & Local: Tomato Takeover


According to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, tomatoes are the second most consumed vegetable in the U.S., behind potatoes. As the backbone to countless sauces, soups, juices, condiments, and garnishes, tomatoes are extremely adaptable to any dish and can also stand alone, simply dressed with oil and seasoning. When utilized at their peak, tomato seasonality can make all the difference ...

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Why Customers Don’t Come Back

By David Scott Peters, In a past study called “The Spirit of Service” done by the National Institute for the Foodservice Industry (NIFI), they detailed six main reasons why customers don’t come back. Here they are with ideas to counteract them. Reason No. 6 Let’s start things off with a bang, so to speak. It’s the one thing you ...

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The Colonial: A Thriving Gastropub with a Taste for Creativity!

The quality food, vast selection of beer, congenial and innovative staff, and inviting atmosphere are elements that continually attract crowds and bring customers back to The Colonial. Court Street Hospitality Group, the entity that owns The Colonial, is made up of five partners, each bringing a unique expertise and fresh perspective to the restaurant. One of the five partners and ...

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5 Things You Can Do NOW to Cut Food Costs

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By David Scott Peters, Here are five easy-to-implement systems that will help you weather any economic storm – from the economy to slow tourist traffic – and help your business in the long run. Raise prices. People who eat in your restaurant on a regular basis have come to expect a certain level of quality. If you start offering lesser quality ingredients, ...

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