Long ago, I learned “You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get”. Don’t be afraid to ask. Why? Because the most successful restaurants not only Sell a lot, they Save a lot! Its just smart business. Give this episode a listen for more money making and money saving ideas!
When your staff and customers are all singing your restaurant’s praises, lines form out the door and your cash register will ring. Listen as I share several ideas and strategies on recognizing, rewarding and developing your restaurant “A-TEAM”.
In my book, there is no more challenging business than running restaurants and I often call it the business of 1000 details. You’ve got ordering, inventory, finances, marketing. payroll and so many balls to keep in the air. So what should you focus on first? So give today’s episode a listen. We’re talking 3 Things to do Today that will really transform the way you do business.
The interaction and relationships your restaurant creates between your staff and your customer is job 1 every table, every time. Listen to how your restaurant can apply this simple approach to daily pre-shift meetings and ultimately your restaurant’s culture of Hospitality. Practice F.A.C.E.S. with every new face and you’ll create an unstoppable brand and lines out the door.
In today’s episode, I speak with Lisandra Pagan, a business interruption expert who lost her own small business to an unforeseen natural disaster. Listen and learn all you can do to not only survive the unexpected, but to move forward more positively and confidently than before.
Today’s episode is all about the potential pitfalls of leasing your space and being at the mercy of your landlord. All may be well for many years and then the unexpected happens. To be truly “Bulletproof”, I recommend you explore owning your real estate and if the timing is not right today, working towards this goal for tomorrow… I’m not saying this is the correct thing to do for every situation, but this approach gives you leverage and a stronger “Exit Strategy” for your future and the future of your restaurant.
As rocking as your place may be, you can’t have too many profit centers! You may have Take-Out, possibly Delivery, even the Retail Store, but have you thought about the power of Catering? The beauty of catering is you can do it during non-busy times or even before your doors open for dinner service.
What’s a Cash Cow you ask? Any food or beverage menu items that have a high “perceived value” with guests, cost very little to put on the plate, are very popular and most important very profitable. This is how you make money in the restaurant business folks! Listen to this episode for the real scoop and then to put this plan in action!
Nothing is more important than your restaurant’s hard-earned reputation. Here is a very powerful tool that will automatically capture your restaurant’s positive reviews and post them to the major online review sites and social media platforms. You’ve got 1000 other details to think about in your restaurant, it only makes sense to build systems into your business across your restaurant.
I had the opportunity to dine out in two very different restaurants last week and the service varied dramatically. You might be surprised by my experiences. Listen as I walk you through the nuances of each experience, picture the customer expectation and you’ll see what I mean by Paramount!