Eric Cacciatore is the personality behind the wildly popular “Restaurant Unstoppable” Podcast. By hosting influential chefs, restaurateurs and industry leaders, Eric is sharing the incredible experience and knowledge base of these leaders, while educating himself in all he needs to know to someday open his own restaurant. What a brilliant approach to getting into this business.
As owners and managers, we all get to sample the menu, but how often do you sit down as a customer? There’s no better way to build your brand, manage your team and elevate the guest experience. Take a seat in your dining room to see, feel and experience what the guest does.
Systems are all-important in your restaurant… they simplify, keep you organized, save time & money, but the industry has been slow adapters to technology.
Inventory, Ordering & Invoices are otherwise laborious tasks that are a necessary evil. They need to be done, but no-one likes to do it, so many restaurants forego these critical operating procedures at their peril. Now there’s a simple answer and its a one-stop turn key “system” to streamline and automate all these necessary processes. Today, I interview Mark Haidet, CEO of getOrderly.com that has the solution.
Classic Rock Coffee is a franchise on fire right now as it expands around the world. This way cool concept marries coffee & food with classic Rock N Roll… its like the Hard Rock Cafe of Coffee!
Listen as I speak with Brett Payne from Classic Rock Coffee as he describes his challenges in growing a global franchise, what’s cool about the coffee and where they go from here.
A great dining experience pairs food with exemplary service & ambiance. Some restaurants have great food, but the service falls short or maybe guests are treated to fine service, but the food is average. Rare is the restaurant that offers all three and if you own a restaurant, know that this is what your guests are seeking.
Chef James Clary has owned and managed many fine dining restaurants and one of his secrets to success was treating every guest as if they were the “most-important” guest, even when his restaurant was a full-house. Why are so many restaurants in the hospitality business missing the hospitality?
There is nothing more powerful than a consistent and effective pre-shift meeting. Follow the lead of professional sports teams. They have pregame meetings, concluding with a big huddle and cheer! This is the ideal time to 1) ensure your entire staff is on their A game 2) that everyone knows the game plan and 3) that the entire staff head onto the floor with excitement!
In Today’s episode I’m talking with Chad from Swipely about the impact of using RESTAURANT INTELLIGENCE to build your business & brand! Giving your restaurant a distinctive edge by harnessing the power of the incredibly useful data available at your fingertips. Intelligence drives loyalty!
The foundation of great restaurant service begins with great restaurant staff. Surprisingly, this concept is lost on many owners and managers, yet the solution really is simple.
As the restaurant business is transient by nature, high turnover is a fact of life. I’ve worked with lots of restaurants over the years that struggle to find and keep good help and this negatively impacts the guest experience. When I started my first restaurant the challenge was much the same—that is, until I discovered the magic of building my “dream team.”
“Run your restaurant like a business and a brand and remember there’s no finish line. Every day is a new day and a new beginning…and…put yourself in your guests’ shoes or put your ‘guest hat’ on and train your employees to see what the guest sees before the guest sees it.”