Restaurant Accounting: How to Use a Sensitive Food Item Inventory 

Posted by Ryan Andrews on Apr 8, 2018 12:00:00 AM

The foundation of a successful restaurant accounting system is to assure that your gross food and beverage revenues end up as net profit on your P&L statement.

Since gross revenues represent your food and beverage sales and the largest percentage of those revenues are generated from a small percentage of your food and beverage purchases, it is important that you have a tight control on those items.

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Topics: Restaurant Management

9 Essential Steps For Opening A Restaurant (Free Checklist)

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Apr 4, 2018 5:55:00 PM

Have you always dreamt of opening a restaurant of your own one day? With over 30,000 new restaurants opening every year just in America, you definitely aren’t alone. The problem comes when you try to make this dream a reality.

You may be asking yourself How can I open a restaurant with absolutely no experience?’

Don’t worry, this guide is all you’ll need. We will walk you through the nine essential steps needed to get your restaurant up and running, along with a free checklist just in case.

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Topics: Restaurant Management, Restaurant Industry, Restaurant Guides

How to Manage a Restaurant by Mastering the Guest Experience "Cycle of Service"

Posted by Ryan Andrews on Apr 1, 2018 2:44:00 PM

 

The best restaurant managers know this - when a guest is in the house…Nothing Else Matters!

All too often restaurateurs focus on the mechanics of the restaurant: is the table set properly, are the glasses sparkling clear, the flatware polished and in place, the tablecloths properly draped, the condiments in perfect alignment…All these are important, but none of it really matters unless you have a steady flow of regular and new guests frequenting your restaurant.

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Topics: Restaurant Management

10 Signs Your Restaurant is Failing and What You Should Do

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Mar 31, 2018 5:35:00 PM

Is your restaurant having trouble bringing in customers? Do they often leave unhappy and with a long list of complaints? Does your restaurant's management do a terrible job of dealing with day to day operations? Maybe it's time to face the truth - you are doing something wrong.

Owning a restaurant is by no means an easy task. Owning a failing one on the other hand is even harder.

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Topics: Restaurant Management, Restaurant Finance

Why You Should Embrace CRM at Your Restaurant

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Mar 29, 2018 6:02:00 PM

In the restaurant industry, maintaining good customer relationships is just as important as having a functioning kitchen. But between running a restaurant and managing its finances, restaurant management tends to forget to allocate the time to better understand their customers.

This is where Customer Relationship Management (CRM) can be of use. CRM for restaurants helps operators gain insight into their guests, giving them the ability to create a custom tailored experience for each of their visitors.

No longer will restaurant staff have to keep a manual log of their guests, along with birthdays, contact details, allergies, and preferences, instead all that information and more can be stored in an easily accessible database.

The data generated by a good CRM system is incredibly valuable, and with the right actions can help drive sales and increase diner retention. 

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Topics: Restaurant Marketing, Restaurant Management

What are the Solutions to Restaurant No Shows?

Posted by Ryan Andrews on Mar 28, 2018 12:00:00 AM

When guests don’t show for their booking it can impact on a number of levels. Firstly, there’s the disappointment that a table goes to waste when other customers may have already been turned away. Next, there’s the cumulative cost of potential overstaffing and food that’s been prepped but now won’t be eaten. All in all, no show's are an expensive and frustrating restaurant management problem.

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Topics: Restaurant Management, Restaurant Industry, Restaurant Guides

Your Greeters Can Improve the Guest Experience in Your Restaurant. Here's How.

Posted by Ryan Andrews on Mar 22, 2018 11:26:00 AM

 

Often the host/hostess/greeter, usually one of the lowest paid and least trained restaurant employees is charged with beginning the overall guest experience. Left to his or her own devices, your host/hostess may be welcoming your patrons with “hi guys,” “how many?” or “just one?”

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Topics: Restaurant Management, Restaurant Guides

The Three Reasons Most Restaurants Fail, (and How to Avoid Them)

Posted by Ryan Andrews on Mar 14, 2018 5:18:26 PM

For anyone just opening a new restaurant, the outlook might seem grim.

According to a 2016 report by CNBC, an estimated 60 percent of restaurants will close in their first year. That number rises to nearly 80 percent by the time the fifth business year rolls around.

While the statistics certainly seem daunting, they’re also not the entire story.

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Topics: Restaurant Management

How to Optimize Your Website to Receive Restaurant Reservations + Free Cut and Paste HTML Code

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Feb 25, 2018 12:57:04 PM

If you run a restaurant, odds are you also have a website that represents your brand and contains info about your restaurant. If you don’t have booking widgets, you're probably using a form to collect reservations. But forms are very frustrating for website visitors.

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Topics: Restaurant Management, Restaurant Guides

How to Hack Google to Increase Restaurant Reservations

Posted by Saif Alnasur on Feb 12, 2018 1:03:00 PM

By now, it’s safe to say that Google is the most powerful search engine available. With over 40,000 unique searches made on the platform every second, it is by far the most powerful tool out there for restaurants.

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Topics: Restaurant Marketing, Restaurant Management, Restaurant Guides

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