Tag Archives: Business

5 Things You Can Do NOW to Cut Food Costs

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By David Scott Peters, www.TheRestaurantExpert.com 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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Managers Need a Strong Foundation

By David Scott Peters, TheRestaurantExpert.com Being a restaurant manager can be a difficult job. It can be 100 times harder when you don’t have the right tools and support in place to be successful at the job. As an owner or general manager, here are four key areas to focus on to ensure your managers are supported: 1) Culture 2) ...

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The Top Trick to Hold Your Managers Accountable

By David Scott Peters, www.TheRestaurantExpert.com Once you start using systems, your job becomes holding your managers accountable. As I’ve explained in previous posts, the secret to it all is checklists that keep your team on task and focused on what you expect from them. Daily paperwork is one set of checklists that are a “daily” necessity. Here is an accountability checklist that covers daily ...

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Four Steps to Setting Standards in Your Restaurant

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By David Scott Peters, TheRestaurantExpert.com How do you set the standards in your restaurant and make sure they are being met? How do you ensure the process is working? How do you do all that without running shifts and micromanaging your management team? Easy! You use systems, you follow up and you have a willingness to hold your management team ...

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The Business of Brunch + 5 Steps for Success

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Brunch differentiates from breakfast in that it’s much more than a meal, it’s a unique social experience and a national pastime. As a result of changing lifestyle patterns in how Americans eat, live, and interact with each other, brunch has become more popular than ever. However, just because it’s booming, doesn’t necessarily mean starting a brunch program is the right ...

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Words of Wisdom from David Chang

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Known as a “bad-boy” of the culinary industry, David Chang is the owner of the Momofuku restaurant group, unapologetic in both his outlook on food and his big personality. He has been credited with increasing the popularity of modern Asian cuisine through his culinary empire, now numbering five restaurants, several dessert bars, and a cocktail bar. During our Fireside Chat ...

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Should Your Restaurant Be Using Snapchat?

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Snapchat continues to be one of the fastest growing photo and video sharing apps available today. Snapchat allows users to add captions, drawings and filters to their photos and videos (also known as “snaps”). Unlike other messaging apps, you can only view snaps for a maximum of 10 seconds, and then they are gone for good.   WHAT YOU NEED ...

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Customer Spotlight: Blu Wasabi

A visually exquisite bar and lounge. George Zic has been executive chef at Blu Wasabi since the operation moved to its current location about a year ago. Zic has been in the hospitality industry in one form or another since 1985 when he and some of his high school friends saw a help-wanted ad in a restaurant window and went ...

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Using #Hashtags Effectively For Your #Restaurant

Whether you’re using Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook – or all three – for your restaurant’s marketing – one thing that you should know is how to use #Hashtags effectively. WHAT IS A #HASHTAG? A #Hashtag is a word or phrase preceded by a hash mark (#). They are used to facilitate a search by identifying a keyword, topic of interest, ...

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