Restaurant Profitability Is a Simple Math Problem

The Restaurant Expert

But before you can tackle the systems that will get you to profitable, first you have to get over what David refers to as your “mental underwear.”. Oh how I wish achieving restaurant profitability was only a simple math problem. But the real issues that hold restaurant owners back from achieving their desired profitability are mostly psychological. It’s true that profitability can be broken down to the most basic level; you need to spend less money than you bring in.

CHEFS – WHAT DOES YOUR MENU REPRESENT?

Culinary Cues

This menu is developed using analytical data that is drawn from surveys and historical reference to other restaurants within a community or region.

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As Extremists Promise Armed Marches, D.C. Closes Indoor Dining Through Inauguration

EATER

Mayor Muriel Bowser references “public health and safety” while extending emergency measures [link

2021 63

Excuse Me, Have You Seen My Core Values Running Down the Street?

Embrace the Suck

Don’t underestimate the power of having a list and referring to it. What’s going on with you? Seriously—why haven’t you started taking action on your big goals for this year yet? Still, waiting for a couple of key elements to fall into place?

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Working IN Your Restaurant Doesn’t Work

Embrace the Suck

In order to reach the next level of anything in life or business, it will require you to face a “new challenge” or as I like to refer to it as a “new devil” #WTSD - Every new level requires you face a new devil.

2021 263

A CHEF’S REFLECTIONS

Culinary Cues

Yesterday is easy to look back on – it gives us strength and a point of reference, it provides context and the ability to analyze our actions, and it provides hope since we managed to work our way through it. The most challenging part of difficult times is living in the moment.

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The Perfect Recruiting Plan

Embrace the Suck

We love to throw around the word “hospitality” in reference to our guests in this industry. If you’re like the majority of restaurants and bars in your market, you’ve been struggling to find staff. Many operators are struggling to find any staff! Are they breathing?

Create a Restaurant Training Manual Step-by-Step (with examples)

The Eat Restaurant

A restaurant training manual (also referred to as restaurant employee handbook) lays the foundation for consistent results so that your staff is capable of delivering high-quality dining experiences whether they’re on the floor or in the kitchen. So, you’ve finally managed to expand your kitchen and front of house teams – the next step is to get new servers up to speed on their roles. An effective way to do this is to use a restaurant training manual.

My personal Online Star of the event Review

RanceLab

On this present, an American person, referred to as “the guy”, journeys to Great britain to be with his online woman, an eighteen-year-old coming from Texas.

My personal Online New bride Review

RanceLab

On this display, an American person, referred to as “the guy”, moves to Britain to be with his online star of the event, an eighteen-year-old by Texas. My On the net Bride is a British Tv series, based in London, about the exploits of an British male online bride-to-be.

CHEFS- ELEVEN STEPS TO GREATNESS

Culinary Cues

Now, by great I am not referring to the number of accolades, feature stories, or titles that appear after their name (although many have rightfully earned all of that) – I am referring to how they are perceived by others. There are chefs and there are chefs. Some hold the title while others have earned the title. So what is the difference? I have always been blessed to count a significant number of true chefs as friends.

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TEAM COMPETITIVENESS IN THE KITCHEN

Culinary Cues

The Japanese refer to this as Kaizen. Create a Team Built to Win.

What the Heck is a KPI and Why You Should Give a Sh*t

Embrace the Suck

Cost of goods (COGS) sold refers to the cost required to create each of the food and beverage items you sell to guests. As competition gets tougher and profits seem to slip slowly away, you need to analyze your data more than ever. In fact, the bars and restaurants that fail to capitalize on their data will find themselves in hot water. It’s been happening for a while—you just haven’t felt the heat yet.

How Social Media Launched the Acai Berry Craze

Social Hospitality

Celebrities like Oprah also endorsed Acai and referred to it as a “superfruit.” The Acai berry market expands across the globe. According to Kenneth Research (September 2019), the Acai berry market was valued at $712 million in 2017, and it is expected to grow at a steady rate of 12.71% between 2018-2025. The Acai berry market ‘s fast growth has a lot to do with social media. Have you seen the rate at which people post photos of their vibrant purple smoothie bowls?

CHASING THE DEVIL – SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS

Culinary Cues

Note that no one is ever cured of this disease – they are always referred to as “recovering” – never cured. Joe is a single guy, young and well educated, quiet yet personable enough, incredibly talented as a cook, reflective, and a closet alcoholic.

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How to Create and Use a Restaurant Employee Evaluation Form

7 Shifts

Managers can refer back to these forms to see who has grown the most to make promotions accordingly, or to see whose progress has stagnated if they have to make the difficult decision to let team members go. Think about the best job you've ever had (hopefully it’s the one you have now!).

Retain Restaurant Employees with These Six Hiring Tips

Restaurant365

Referred employees have a lower turnover rate. A modest monetary bonus at the referred employee’s 6-month anniversary could be an added incentive for existing employees to refer their friends.

6 Ways Chatbots Can Help Restaurant Businesses

Social Hospitality

They’re able to assess customer references and accordingly suggest food items they will prefer. When it comes to digital marketing for restaurants , there are various avenues to explore. One of those avenues is Chatbots. Restaurant Chatbots can converse with customers without the need for human labor. C ustomer interaction points can range from mobile apps, third-party food aggregator apps, social media, and chat apps. Why Do Chatbots Play a Role for Restaurant Businesses?

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How is Flywheeling Used in Commercial Cold Storage?

Wasserstrom

The term flywheeling refers to the use of a literal, mechanical device called a flywheel. Within its origins, flywheeling represents the pursuit of the engineering holy grail of perpetual energy. These typically heavy and spoked wheels are designed to conserve mechanical energy through inertia and the law of conservation. Machines that produce large amounts of […]. The post How is Flywheeling Used in Commercial Cold Storage? appeared first on The Official Wasserstrom Blog.

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OUR DAILY BREATH: PROFESSIONAL COOKS – DON’T DISMAY – KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS

Culinary Cues

You refer to it as mise en place and experience has shown you that if you are organized and prepared then you are capable of achieving success in any moment. Too much idle time leads to reflection and analysis. What am I doing” is a question that some will ask: “What am I capable of”, is of equal concern.

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Beverage Trends of 2021: Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Goliath Consulting

References: [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]. Now that 2021 is finally here, it’s out with the old and in with the new. And in the business side of beverages, no topic is more trendy right now than “functional beverages.”

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How Restaurants Can Hire and Rehire Quickly During COVID-19

Modern Restaurant Management

This system automatically builds in accountability, as a good employee will only want to refer someone they trust to do the job right, helping the candidate get a leg up in the vetting and hiring process. Establish the terms and bonus for referring candidates, put it in writing, and make it known to your staff. For example, for every candidate referred who passes an initial interview, they will receive an immediate bonus of $250.

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COOKS AND CHEFS- BUILDING YOUR CAREER TAKES EFFORT

Culinary Cues

This statement goes beyond the singular “experience” as it refers to time in a position – this points to engagement in unique experiences (good and not so good) that build resilience, problem-solving ability, perspective, and control over reactionary responses that build a strong leader, an effective chef.

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Hiring Tips

Core Hospitality

Did the reference checks happen? Getting the right people is always going to be a challenge. There are a few questions you need to ask your team. On every resume drop off is someone doing a 30 second screen with 3 important questions for them that matters to your operations. A thorough pre resume read, scanning points on education (They learn?) Sports (They are active?) job history (Loyalty, Experience?) At interview how is there confidence levels.

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How to Build a Killer Resident Referral Program (+5 Examples)

2ndKitchen

In multifamily apartment residences, a resident referral program is a lead strategy that building management uses to provide incentives to current residents for referring new residents that they know personally.

How Social Media Launched the Acai Berry Craze

Social Hospitality

Celebrities like Oprah also endorsed Acai and referred to it as a “superfruit.” The Acai berry market expands across the globe. According to Kenneth Research (September 2019), the Acai berry market was valued at $712 million in 2017, and it is expected to grow at a steady rate of 12.71% between 2018-2025. The Acai berry market ‘s fast growth has a lot to do with social media. Have you seen the rate at which people post photos of their vibrant purple smoothie bowls?

WHY RUNNING A CLUB KITCHEN MIGHT BE THE TOUGHEST AND MOST SATISFYING CHEF POSITION OUT THERE

Culinary Cues

So – what is different today, and why would I refer to this as maybe the toughest environment for a chef and one that also provided the greatest opportunity? The tasks of the chef are fairly universal: planning menus, putting your signature on each dish, hiring and training staff, ordering product and building vendor relationships, controlling costs and adhering to budgets, maintaining a clean and safe kitchen environment, etc.

2020 317

WHEN COOKING BECOMES MORE THAN A JOB

Culinary Cues

When your friends introduce you as a cook at such and such restaurant or refer to you as chef, rather than use your name. Typically, it starts off that way – old enough to work, they’re hiring, no experience required – it’s a job. Maybe it’s a local diner as a dishwasher or assistant to a short order cook; maybe it’s a fast food operation as a “sandwich artist” or grill person for that hamburger chain; or maybe it’s a summer snack bar where you learn to walk through all of the steps.

2019 283

4 Tips for Creating Successful Restaurant Loyalty and Rewards Programs

Focus POS

Points can be earned based on dollars spent (the most preferred method), number of visits, purchase of specific items, or for engaging in other related activities such as signing up, or referring friends. Let your loyal customers be brand ambassadors by giving them points for referring their friends (and reward the referred folks as well).

The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Care Centers

FreshCheq

However, those pertaining to nursing homes, also referred to as care centers, differ slightly than the rest of the population. Introduction. COVID-19 has left its mark on history.

Using Restaurant Reporting Tools to Forecast Your Restaurant’s Recovery

Restaurant365

By understanding how you can reference your restaurant’s revenue centers in your forecasts, you will be able to save time and improve the validity of your restaurant reporting tools. How to forecast your restaurant’s recovery.

Food Play

Playing With Fire and Water

I never understood the purpose of the strange-smelling plant that she referred to as herba ruta and why it held the place of honor by the door. Rue is the eccentric old aunt of the herb family.

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Bottleneck’s New Virtual Brand: Secret Sauce Barbecue

Bottleneck Management

It may also be referred to as a delivery-only restaurant, virtual kitchen, cloud kitchen, etc. Bottleneck Expands with Secret Sauce Barbecue.

Restaurant Business Trends to Follow in 2021

Goliath Consulting

REFERENCE. 2020 has been quite a learning experience.

2021 115

The Internet’s Most Incredible Collection of Food History Has Been Saved

EATER

One small line at the bottom of the site explained why: “The Food Timeline was created and maintained solely by Lynne Olver (1958-2015, her obituary),” it read, “reference librarian with a passion for food history.”. Illustration by D’Ara Nazaryan.

2021 114

OUR DAILY BREATH: THE COOKING PROFESSION WILL SURVIVE

Culinary Cues

He is often referred to as a king of chefs. and wrote the incredible Boston Cooking School Cookbook (Fannie Farmer Cookbook) that is the most published reference of all time. THIS IS A LONG ONE – BUT IMPORTANT FOR ALL WHO ARE SERIOUS ABOUT PROFESSIONAL COOKING. Cooking for others is one of the oldest professions in the civilized world.

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10 Digital Marketing Tips for Restaurants

Social Hospitality

Incentivize customers for referring your brand to their friends. Digital marketing has revolutionized the marketing landscape, especially for restaurants. Even if your restaurant is well established, you have to keep up with current marketing trends in order to remain competitive. Are you marketing your restaurant in the right way? Are you marketing to the right people. Here are 10 digital marketing tips for restaurants. Leverage Social Media Marketing.

Using Restaurant Reporting Tools to Forecast Your Restaurant’s Recovery

Restaurant365

By understanding how you can reference your restaurant’s revenue centers in your forecasts, you will be able to save time and improve the validity of your restaurant reporting tools. How to forecast your restaurant’s recovery.

Five Ways AI Cameras Will Help Your restaurant in 2021

Goliath Consulting

Reference: [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]. In our last restaurant technology blog, we discussed COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the growth and development of AI voice technology and how it was quickly modernizing the drive-thru operations as we know it (1).

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How to Create an Effective Restaurant Onboarding Process

7 Shifts

Give out hard copies and make digital copies accessible on a cloud storage system so that staff can easily reference them. Did you know that restaurant employees change jobs every 56 days ? The restaurant industry welcomes new staff at unprecedented rates.

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CHEFS FACING THE CHALLENGE OF CREATIVITY VERSUS BUSINESS DECISIONS

Culinary Cues

After all how many times do we reference something creative as the best thing since sliced bread? You know that every chef has wrestled with this – should the menu reflect a personal philosophy to move the bar or stick with time-tested standards? Chefs are, for all intents and purposes, inherently creative people who are always looking for a way to express that creativity and place their signature on the plate. That is in our DNA, we can’t really help ourselves.

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4 Soft Skills Your Employees Need During and After a COVID-19 World

Goliath Consulting

Conflict Resolution” refers to the way one resolves an issue or problem between two or more people (4). References: (1) [link]. (2) COVID-19 is redefining jobs (1).

Top Digital Marketing Ideas for Your Auto Repair Shop

Indoor Media

88% of people use online reviews as a reference before making decisions regarding business transactions. Investing a little time and money into digital marketing for your auto repair shop could generate new customers. Did you know the average person spends 3 hours a day on their phone?!