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Three Keys to Effective Restaurant Management

Three Keys to Effective Restaurant Management

You can do it, we know you can. You can be the manager, leader, and coach you are destined to become. Now is the time to take what you know, study what you don’t and make your plans become reality. If these goals sound too lofty, think about what's at stake. The...

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Three Keys to Effective Restaurant Management

You can do it, we know you can. You can be the manager, leader, and coach you are destined to become. Now is the time to take what you know, study what you don’t and make your plans become reality. If these goals sound too lofty, think about what's at stake. The...

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Put the Special Back in Specialty Drinks

Put the Special Back in Specialty Drinks

What’s the point in ordering and stocking all those funky drink mixes and garnishes for unique specialty drinks if servers don’t suggest and sell them? Suggesting just the right kinds of specialty drinks to the right people can be an art form. It is also the perfect...

What’s the Key to Restaurant Guest Loyalty?

What’s the Key to Restaurant Guest Loyalty?

Hint: It’s right in front of you, literally. It’s the productivity of your back-of-house staff. It’s the friendliness of your host. It’s the knowledge and pizazz of your servers. It’s how you work the room on every shift. Does that mean you and your staff have to be...

Clarify Your Restaurant Marketing Offers

Clarify Your Restaurant Marketing Offers

It’s disappointing — even infuriating — for customers redeeming a special offer to find out that what they thought they were getting just isn’t the case. Confusing or missing language in the promotional piece is often to blame. Say what you mean in your restaurant...

8 Ways to Increase Restaurant Sales

8 Ways to Increase Restaurant Sales

Servers are either order-takers or salespeople. Order-takers do the bare minimum to get by, while salespeople focus on making suggestions that will enhance the guest's dining experience. They sell more and, therefore, they make more. It takes more work to be a...

Bartender Training: How to Clean a Beer Glass

Bartender Training: How to Clean a Beer Glass

Have you trained your bartenders on how to clean a beer glass? A bad glass can ruin a good beer — and a customer’s experience. Train your bartenders the five steps toward a “beer-clean” glass: Start with a clean, three-compartment sink. Sink one should be filled with...

Three Elements of Generating Restaurant Sales

Three Elements of Generating Restaurant Sales

The restaurant business is show business. Maybe not Hollywood style show business, exactly, but more like a great improv show where every performance is new and unpredictable. You are the director, and your staff is the cast and crew. Your servers are the stars of the...

It’s True – The Devil Really Is in the Details

It’s True – The Devil Really Is in the Details

The perfect dining experience isn’t a single success, it’s a culmination of dozens of tiny successes. From the moment your guests arrive to the moment you invite them back for another visit, you and your staff have many opportunities to create both the perfect dining...

Training Servers to Stay Out of the Weeds

Training Servers to Stay Out of the Weeds

The sight is all-too common: A stressed-out server spinning out of control in his or her section. Table No. 1 needs a clean fork. Table No. 2 was just seated and the guests are scanning the restaurant for someone -- anyone -- to wait on them. Table No. 3 asked for...

Waitstaff Training: SERVE-US not SERVICE

Waitstaff Training: SERVE-US not SERVICE

How can you motivate – and empower – your servers to make more tips? Transform their style from "service' to "serve-us!" Here’s a quick lesson in providing serve-us to pass along to your servers at your next waitstaff training session. First, find out two things about...

Most Popular Restaurant Articles from 2019

Most Popular Restaurant Articles from 2019

The end of the year is a good time for reflection. Here at Ready Training Online, we’re reflecting on the articles restaurant managers were most interested in throughout 2019. If you missed them the first time around, take a look now! 1 - Letting the Well-Liked Go We...

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