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!
Listen as the Chef from the St. Regis Deer Valley tells of her early desire to cook, family influences and path through numerous positions in varied kitchens to lead at the St. Regis. Its a refreshing story that I hope inspires other operators, chefs and restaurant people in all positions. In my opinion, this is the true definition of hospitality and the only way to run a kitchen and a restaurant.
Could you pack your bags and leave your restaurant tomorrow?You have a “system” if you can leave your restaurant for a week, a month or even a year and its just as profitable, just as successful when you return. How powerful is this one idea!
Today’s guest Mr. Jim Palmer is a multi-faceted entrepreneur, as well as a marketing and business building expert. Despite tremendous life challenges, Jim has the philosophy of “Never Quit, Never Say Die”! Listen as he tells his story of hardship turned to victory. We can all be inspired, learn and apply these life lessons to our own business.
Listen to today’s episode as we cover cost cutting, sales building, guerrilla marketing and service-smashing customer loyalty programs. This podcast is loaded with ideas to Maximize profit and gain what I call a “Secret Weapon” in this business and if you want to take this Action further, we’ve got a deal for you – Stay Tuned!
You know this business is all about passion… the blood, sweat, tears and hard knocks that define a triumphant restaurateur. Listen as Chris tells his story of the obstacles he faced to establish his now busy Cafe, the steps he’s taking to “systemize” his operation and how dreams still come true everyday in the restaurant business.