Reservations are a given in most restaurants. Customers expect them.. customers call to make them. But, do you really need to take reservations? If you’re about to open a place, what would happen if you decided not to take reservations? What would happen if you suddenly stopped taking them altogether? You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out, but believe me it’s worth thinking through.
Viewing entries in
My guest today has to be one of my favorites! Mr. Jesse Vazquez delivers powerful advice from the trenches throughout a long illustrious career. He tells of early failure in his family’s Miami Cuban Cafe where 18 hour days were the norm, seven days a week. Imagine putting it all on the line and committing to a concept that’s bleeding money. They didn’t know what they didn’t know, but Jesse was determined to find out and learn the business from the inside out.
True, my guest today has NO interest in running a restaurant, but he’s going to share a ton of powerful business building stuff that you can use in your own place. You’ll hear how market research was the “Key” to establishing a successful niche in a crowded beer market. Listen on as our conversation is right on target for your own operation!
I’m talking to Mr. Erik Shellenberger of Bar Marketing Basics, an expert at reaching new customers for your restaurant or bar. He’s going to show us exactly where you need to be focusing your Marketing resources to get out of the fishbowl and into the ocean. Listen on!
Opportunity is upon you and it starts now…there’s a ton of business coming your way! Starting in just two under two weeks and right through the holidays! Listen up as I’m giving you 5 Big Ideas and even a bonus that you can execute right now… Don’t leave opportunity (and CASH) on the table!
Give a listen to today’s episode as I offer a proven way to Fight Fire with Fire when staffing your restaurants. Stop hiring warm bodies and anyone with a pulse. This only leads to hiring the wrong people who will kill morale and turn off your customers! Know that you can build your own restaurant “Dream-Team” and I can show you how.
Join Thea and I as we rave AND rant about our experiences at 3 different restaurants in Portland, Maine… the differences are that dramatic! I won’t give away the key-learnings here, you’ll have to listen to find out…
The Greatest Rock N Roll band actually has a lesson for the restaurant game and you’ll have to listen to this episode to find out what it is. But first lets change your way of thinking and possibly your approach to service. This is a powerful episode with lots of actionable take-aways!
From the moment, a customer walks in your door they get an immediate feeling that speaks volumes about your concept or theme. What does the vibe say about your your place and does it bring the customer back again and again? Today I’m talking with one of the countries hottest design firms.
If your restaurant doesn’t deliver, you’’re missing out on a hassle-free new source of sales and with today’s technology, without the high cost or the risk of doing it yourself. I’m a huge believer in multiple profit centers in any restaurant or hospitality enterprise and here’s one you’ve gotta check out!
Know this…“paramount” service is everything in your restaurant. Deliver anything less and your customers will talk… Immediately, their experience at your place is all over social media and online review platforms. You can lose your good reputation and customers at your restaurant’s peril. Take a listen to my recent experience….
Give today’s episode a listen as I’m speaking with Ben Gaddis, the President of one of the world’s Top innovation agencies counting some of the world’s most powerful brands as clients. We’ll talk digital marketing, online ordering, delivery, leading-edge loyalty programs and much more that shape and grow the all-important relationship between your operation and your customer.
Restaurants are fickle! Some are wildly successful for a variety of reasons. Others fail miserably in a short period of time for different reasons. It all comes down to 3 things - 3 powerful ideas I call the Foundational Fundamentals. Follow these 3 and the competition will eat your dust!
Well once again, I’m on the road driving cross-country. I had a chance to eat out several times a day in a wide variety of places. So today, I’m telling you about two dining experiences that really stood out for different reasons. I hope it helps you take a fresh look at your restaurant or hospitality enterprise, and give you some food for thought.
Of the thousand details in running your restaurant, beware of your customers Pet Peeves! This episode is all about the details.. the important impressions each member of your staff and every detail make with your customer. Everyone’s opinion counts, so fix what’s broken before the customer sees it!!
Mr. Don Tse has literally tasted his way around the world sampling 20,000 different beers. You’re going to learn how to curate a great beer list, the basics of serving the freshest beer with great customer service AND, the power of starting a Mug Club in your place…
I’ve always believed that “Order Takers” in restaurants deliver Ordinary Experiences. Why not be about creating Extraordinary guest service? To do this, your staff need to take your customer on what I call “the Magical Journey”. Here’s one cool tip to do just that while watching your guests smile and cash register ring.
From pitfalls and major struggles to straight out theft & fraud, you'll learn how I built my successful restaurants from a bold dream and no practical experience to a wildly successful multi-million dollar exit. In this action-packed episode, my friend and fellow industry pro Jaime Oikle and I discuss my crazy restaurant journey and how the systems I created led to Double the Net Profit of the average restaurant and national press acclaim.
Social Media may possibly be your restaurants Most Powerful Marketing Strategy.. There’s Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and by the end of the day there’ll be a couple more.. which ones are important? All of them…if you ‘re not on these platforms, you’ll miss out on lots of new and repeat business.
After 9 short years with virtually no restaurant industry experience, Mr. Roger Perry of the Datz Group in Tampa Florida is now turning the restaurant scene upside down with several exciting concepts. Listen as Roger tells us how opening a bakery solved a critical problem and future threat to that first restaurant.