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Are You In The Restaurant Business For The Right Reasons?

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Are You In The Restaurant Business For The Right Reasons?

There are so many reasons people run restaurants. Many of us first got into the business because of passion. Maybe you started working in restaurants and really oved the personal side, camaraderie with staff and customers alike. Perhpas you are drawn to the high-energy. Possibly, you were a chef with a loyal following of raving fans, or you just saw an opportunity and took the plunge. But that was years ago. Are you still passionate and committed to run a top-notch operation?

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Fun & Games Make The Cash Register Ring

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Fun & Games Make The Cash Register Ring

Every day before your doors open for business, gather your team for a motivational huddle and go beyond the typical tasting of the night’s specials. Discuss exceeding guest expectations and a strategy for the service to come. One of my most effective exercises was actually based on a popular game that everyone has played – BINGO!  Much like the real thing my version of the game is easy to execute in your restaurant. Here’s the idea…

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If You Build It, Will They Come?

If You Build It, Will They Come?

Whether you’re new to this business or a seasoned operator please read on. When you start a business of any significance, you pour your heart, your passion, your dreams and your hard-fought sweat into your venture everyday because your present, your future, your kids futures, literally everything is on the line. So this is why I am surprised with the all too common belief that “If you build it…”.

Restaurant Lessons From Your Favorite “Pro” Team

Restaurant Lessons From Your Favorite “Pro” Team

It’s no secret that training takes time, discipline and most of all follow-through. You need a game plan, an attentive and willing staff and regular exercises that keep everyone on top of their game. That game plan is your restaurant’s competitive advantage! Learn more….

Is Your Restaurant Running You?

Is Your Restaurant Running You?

Arguably, restaurants are one of the most challenging of all businesses and require a “hands-on” approach. No-one can deny the high failure rate, and marginal operations quickly become new statistics.

The "True" Meaning Of Hospitality

The "True" Meaning Of Hospitality

When I receive exemplary service in a restaurant, it’s not only unexpected, but absolutely astounding… Recent service went above and beyond any expectation I had for dinner this particular evening. 

8 Great Things To Tell Your Staff Today

8 Great Things To Tell Your Staff Today

Given that the restaurant business is a performance, your guest experience is ultimately determined by how you as owner or manager set the stage.  Discuss these 8 great things with your staff today…

F.A.C.E.S. Run Your Restaurant

F.A.C.E.S. Run Your Restaurant

When I ran high-volume restaurants for 20 years, the acronym F.A.C.E.S. served as our team mantra.  Five simple letters that deliver a powerful competitive advantage.  

Choosing the Right Items for Your Menu

Struggling with how to develop a well-planned menu for your restaurant business? Read on to learn more and don’t forget to shop Restaurant Rockstars now!

Important Location Factors to Consider

Wondering how to start a restaurant and choose the right location? Read on to learn more and check out the consulting services from Restaurant Rockstars!

Exploring the Psychology of Menus

Exploring the Psychology of Menus

There are some psychological tactics that can make your menu more effective. Read on to learn more and shop our restaurant consulting products today!

3 Key Factors to Restaurant Success

3 Key Factors to Restaurant Success

There are three factors that can make or break your restaurant. Read on to learn more and shop Restaurant Rockstars for restaurant business plan advice!

4 Benefits of Restaurant Consulting

4 Benefits of Restaurant Consulting

No matter whether you’re opening a brand new restaurant or revamping an old one, restaurant consulting services can help! Shop Restaurant Rockstars today!

Success is in the Details!

Success is in the Details!

Ready to rock your restaurant and take your success to the next level? Check out the training and consulting products from Restaurant Rockstars today!

Your Color Scheme Matters!

Your Color Scheme Matters!

Read our latest article to learn how color scheme can impact your guest experience, then contact Restaurant Rockstars for top-notch restaurant consulting!

3 Key Training Points for Your Wait Staff

3 Key Training Points for Your Wait Staff

Opening a restaurant? Check out the three most important areas of server training and contact Restaurant Rockstars today to learn more about our services!

Restaurant + Hospitality Hooks

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Restaurant + Hospitality Hooks

Every restaurant has potential hooks, but few restaurants know how to promote them to build their audience and brand. When you hit the jackpot with this form of marketing, your staff are selling more, having more fun and making more money, while your customers are having more fun and spending more money. Next thing you know, your customers are your best marketers, telling everyone they know about your place.

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THE TRUE COST OF TRAINING

THE TRUE COST OF TRAINING

As restauranteurs we’re “In It to Win It” aren’t we?,  Working 6 or 7 days per week, two to three meals per day… putting out fires, working on product quality, making sure our restaurants and menus are inviting and so on…  It’s a daily challenge and we all know all too well the failure rate of restaurants in the first 5 years.