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7 Steps to Effective Manager Meetings

By David Scott Peters, www.therestaurantexpert.com Do you have manager meetings? I’m not talking about the passing-in-the-hall quick conversations, but actual sit-down meetings where you focus on moving the business forward? If you are having sit-down meetings, are they effective? Communication in restaurants is key to getting anything done, from cleaning to profitability. The big communication challenge in restaurant management is ...

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How to Hit a Home Run in Labor Controls

By David Scott Peters, www.therestaurantexpert.com How do you make money in the restaurant business? The reality is it’s the small things that add up, such as reducing the cost of cheese by a nickel a pound, or reducing the number of garbage pickups a month by one. But every so often, with the bases loaded, you bring up your cleanup ...

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Top 3 Changes to Lower Labor Costs

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By David Scott Peters, TheRestaurantExpert.com 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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