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Your Patio Dining Checklist

Your Patio Dining Checklist

As many restaurants re-open or prepare to re-open, expanded use of patio dining is part of many plans. In addition to the myriad of health and public safety guidelines you must follow, keep in mind this tried-and-true checklist to help you prepare for serving guests...

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Your Patio Dining Checklist

As many restaurants re-open or prepare to re-open, expanded use of patio dining is part of many plans. In addition to the myriad of health and public safety guidelines you must follow, keep in mind this tried-and-true checklist to help you prepare for serving guests...

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The Restaurant Business is Like Show Business

The Restaurant Business is Like Show Business

The restaurant and bar business is like show business. Your servers are the stars of the show. Back-of-house and support staff members are your crew. And you? You’re the head honcho – producer, director, financier, coach. Your cast takes their...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Time Management for Restaurant Managers

Time Management for Restaurant Managers

Feeling a little stressed? Who isn’t?! In today’s busy world, and especially for restaurant managers, it’s impossible not to feel like you’re being pulled in a million different directions. The best way to minimize stress in your life is to implement time management...

‘Tis the Season to De-Stress Your Customers

‘Tis the Season to De-Stress Your Customers

Like it or not, the hustle and bustle of the holidays is about to be in full swing. What can you do to make customers really have a break when they visit your restaurant? Consider these tips for ways to build relationships that last after the season while boosting...

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