10 Ways to Write a Restaurant Strategic Plan

10 Ways to Write a Restaurant Strategic Plan

Need direction to develop a restaurant strategic plan? Give it a good SWOT. What we mean is, take the time to document your operation’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. A SWOT analysis is the basis of your strategic plan. Here are some tips to make...
Smart Restaurant Staffing

Smart Restaurant Staffing

With the labor market growing across all industries, restaurants are feeling the pinch. As more jobs become available outside our industry, the labor pool for restaurant staffing shrinks. So what’s a restaurant manager to do? Many feel like their only option is...
Waitstaff Management: Make Your Praise Worthy

Waitstaff Management: Make Your Praise Worthy

We all know we should praise our restaurant employees, but the excuses to skip it are almost as great as those we use to blow off exercise… we’re too busy, we’re too tired and we’re not completely convinced it works. And why should we be? The last time we told Tina...
Fear of Wine? It Happens.

Fear of Wine? It Happens.

Servers admit that one of the things that stops them from suggesting wine or champagne is the fear of having trouble opening the bottle in front of guests. Bottles of wine are an easy upsell for guests already drinking wine.  Although sometimes that little piece of...