What if you could gain decades of operating experience in just an hour? All the ideas that you could instantly execute, the headaches and pitfalls you could avoid, not to mention the leg up on your competition. Stay tuned. The “key” is to listen to this episode and then run right out and join your state restaurant association. Today, I’m speaking with Mr. John Barker the President and C.E.O. of the Ohio State Restaurant Association. John is an industry veteran with an illustrious prior career in numerous positions with Wendy’s. Now he’s passionate about helping his members, restaurants and his students succeed.
I’m speaking with Mr. Matt Chappell of Gather, a Farm Fresh Eatery in Yarmouth on the beautiful coast of Maine. I want to share the challenges, the triumphs, the decisions, the mistakes and the ultimate learning on how to open a restaurant, how to run a restaurant profitably and successfully, how to increase restaurant sales and increase restaurant business.
I see far too many operators losing money with their menu. Its a restaurant’s most powerful marketing tool, but they don’t design it for maximum profit. This is not how to run a restaurant. Follow me here…you can be filling your restaurant seats with lines out the door and still be losing money all because your least profitable menu items are the Biggest Sellers! Your kitchen staff are working just as hard putting out these low profit items, so you might as well be selling only high profit items. This latest episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast is a must listen/watch!
If you’ve been wondering how to increase restaurant business, why not harness the power of birthdays to get new customers in the door… not just a two-top, but a whole party then get them back again. It’s called “Birthday Marketing” and its all about capturing the market, getting them in your door then back again and again. . Take a listen to learn more (and get a FREE DEMO).
To open a restaurant you need equipment.
To expand your menu and increase restaurant sales you need equipment. New or Used? Buy, rent or lease? Finding time to source it? What to do? Today’s episode is a different way in sourcing equipment. Today, I’m talking with KWIPPED, a B2B Marketplace where you can easily find virtually any piece of restaurant equipment across the country. I think you’ll find this really interesting, take a listen….
Listen, You Can’t have too many Profit Centers in your business. There is so much more opportunity than just selling food and drink. One of the biggest strategies to increase sales in a restaurant is “events” and private parties. Today I’m speaking with Mr. Jonathan Morse, the Co-founder and CEO of Tripleseat. They’ve created a turn-key Event Management App that dials in the whole process of creating events, sending proposals and tracking all the details.
You can run a failing restaurant, an average restaurant or a wildly successful restaurant. The difference all comes down to 3 critical “systems”. If you don’t know them and don’t have them, its pretty likely your not making any money. In this restaurant podcast episode, I’m going to share my 3 Secrets to Wild Success.
Today’s guest is one of my favorites! Mr. Jesse Vazquez delivers powerful advice from the trenches throughout a long illustrious career. Jesse began to learn how to run a restaurant in his family’s Miami Cuban Cafe where 18 hour days were the norm, seven days a week. They put it all on the line committing to a concept that bled money. Despite the staggering odds of failure in this business, Jesse was determined to find out and learn the restaurant business from the inside out.
What would you do to compete if you ran a casino hotel in famous Las Vegas? What would you do to open a restaurant and what strategies would you use to increase sales in the restaurant? Yes, we can all name the mega-brand hotels on the famous strip, but how could you make a splash if your operation was “Off” the strip? How could you capture the imagination of the public and get them in your door?
Listen and watch as Chris Rumpf, President of FLYGHT, walks us through the dirty details of a typical credit card processing statement. He’ll show us what to look for, what to look out for and some of the hidden mysteries and costs of payment processing. I’m pretty sure after listening to this episode, you’re going want to take a closer look at your processor and ask some tough questions.
Straight and simple. These 5 Letters: F, A, C, E, S will transform your customer experience and your business. What you do with these letters will be a true game-changer for your operation. In today’s episode, I’m going to show you a simple training exercise that’s guaranteed to up-level your guest service, show true hospitality and get those fans leaving raving reviews.
I get it. Everyday you put your heart and soul into your business. You get up early, open your doors and get home late. You work weekends and sacrifice holidays. You truly care about your staff and your customer, but sometimes the thousand details and the unexpected get in the way, and there never seems to be enough time to make it all happen. Listen to this episode and see how vision, passion and execution can carry even if you decide not to be there.
If you do nothing else in this New Year, Design a New Menu! Why? To Maximize Profit Of Course! Believe me, I constantly see restaurants with un-profitable menus. Even busy restaurants that are filling seats are spinning their wheels wondering why the bank account isn’t growing. Well, this episode has the answer. Menu design is an Art & Science so you’ve got to listen to my guest Mr. Mark Laux from Hot Operator. His team designs powerful menus that rake in the cash.
I’m talking to Mr. John Hopper of The Greatest On The Planet. He is a veteran business owner with a truly transformative employer philosophy. We talk about the “6 Things You Should Care About as an Employer”, what your staff are looking for in the place they work AND Why you need to listen to their needs and deliver. Its a magic formula to building the foundation of your business and creating lasting customer relationships.
Every restaurant out there has a POS, but what you do with the data from that POS is what separates the smart and profitable operators from those just spinning their wheels. In this episode, we dig deep into what’s really important when you’re looking to get a system or upgrade from something that’s just not keeping up with your growing business.
Listen as Connie and I talk about how to turn your rolling food dream machine into reality. What you should be thinking about before you get into the business and, how much money you could be making with a mobile operation if you’ve done your homework. On the equipment side; we talk about the pieces that nearly last forever, no matter how old they are when you buy them. What you should look at new vs. used and where to spend vs. save money.
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.
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!