Listen to my latest episode as I detail (in this business of 1000 details), how a true “Team Approach” to service knocked my socks off, made my entire travel experience to this fair city and will long into the future remind me of the real definition of Hospitality.
Today’s episode throws that idea out the window and presents an easily actionable and proven way to bring thousands of new dollars in the door. All by building relationships with other non-competing businesses and leveraging their customers to become your new customers… UREKA!
My expert today, Mr. Erik Shellenberger weaves his decades of restaurant experience, from the trenches to management with a rare expertise in social media, web design and S.E.O., online reviews and brand building. He’s going to cut the fluff and give us the basic foundations of success in all these areas. Listen to Erik freely share his knowledge and expertise and watch the needle move.
Listen to today’s episode and I’ll demonstrate how your restaurant can ring an extra $10K, $20K or even $40K in new cash up front and then benefit from your club member’s additional spending and loyalty each week.
One of the biggest challenges you face as an operator or manager is staffing and turnover. Its a tough labor market No Secret, but its all about your approach to finding great staff and keeping them.
The wrong approach is thinking “I need someone NOW.. I’ll just place an ad in the paper and hang a help-wanted sign on the door”. That’s just a recipe for disaster. More than likely you’ll find someone that’s a morale killer with bad habits there just for the paycheck. Today’s podcast gives you a better approach. Its all about finding, developing, recognizing and rewarding what I call your “A-Team”.
Use these nuggets of wisdom daily in your pre-shift meetings until they become routine conditioned behavior by your entire service team. Your staff will have more fun, team spirit will rise and more importantly your guests will tune in to what’s really special about your restaurant – A caring, personable staff that’s all about exemplary service.
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.
I’ve always believed that dining out in any restaurant should be an “event” and this is certainly what I look for when I dine out in anyplace USA or really anywhere in the world. A restaurant should provide endless reasons to dazzle the customer, invite them back and create “affinity” with each customer.
I get that this business can be all-consuming, but if you don’t put systems in place now, you’ll be spinning your wheels forever. This business is hard enough so you might as well be creating an “Exit Strategy” for the future. This way you get options.
As restaurateurs, you dine out frequently and when you do I assume you have a critical eye on other’s operations. If you’re anything like me, you analyze the curb appeal, overall ambiance and above all else, that restaurant’s service and food and beverage quality.