Profitability

https://www.flickr.com/photos/barretthall/3961706236 You can call it a server line up, pre-shift, huddle, an alley rally, etc but please do call it. Daily pre-shift meetings with your service staff are invaluable in so many ways. Constant communication with your staff, regarding goals, standards, achievements, etc...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/audiolucistore/13712347603   According to the National Restaurant Association, restaurant turnover was 62.6% in 2013. Losing staff is an expensive and irritating fact of life in the restaurant industry. You can gripe about it, resist it, and/or be a victim of it. Or, you can embrace the fact...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexbrn/5035170693   Have you ever been to a busy, successful, well-run restaurant? Anytime I see a restaurant like that, I am very impressed because I know that greatness doesn't happen on accident. It takes LOTS of hard work and many hours to achieve restaurant greatness. And guess what?...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kentwang/6592759115   Researchers at Cornell University and Michigan State University conducted a study of restaurants in three local markets over a 10-year period. Here is what they found regarding restaurant success rates: After the first year 27% of restaurants had closed; after three years, 50%; after five...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/denniswong/5271324737   With margins as tight as those found in the restaurant industry; owners and managers must be constantly vigilant when it comes to controllable costs. Labor is the highest controllable cost in most restaurants. Kitchen labor is the most expensive of all restaurant departments. So being...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bethscupham/7663247816   Going out to eat is a lot of fun! It's an experience that fulfills a basic need. When diners form opinions of restaurants they think of the whole experience of eating out.  But what makes up the whole experience? It is the food, service, AND atmosphere. The general...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rustie/5210436196/   When it comes to building sales in a restaurant, nothing beats solid execution. By that, I mean delivering a quality product with great service and atmosphere is the best way forward. There are a lot of ideas managers and owners come up with to grow...