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!
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!