School’s Out for Summer! Staff Scheduling Changes

  Summer feeling is in the air! Everyone is breaking out their flip-flops and exchanging plans for summer vacations. With all this excitement in the air, you may already be getting time off requests from your waitstaff. Likewise, you are seeing a flood of former employees and new applicants who are off school for the…  Continue Reading »

Patio Season Is Drinking Season! Preparing for a Successful Patio Season

St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone and the beer-filled holiday is unofficially known as the kickoff day for patio season for restaurants. There is no doubt your patio was up and running for the holiday, but you want to make sure you are prepared for the flow of people who want to relax outside…  Continue Reading »

Is Farm to Table Right for Your Restaurant?

The restaurant industry goes through trends throughout the decades. Some stick and some don’t, but staying ahead of the trends and betting on what will work can make your restaurant a leader in certain dishes and markets. One of the popular trends that more restaurants are slowly adapting to is farm to table. To celebrate…  Continue Reading »

The Ultimate Guide for Managing Your Prime Cost

The Ultimate Guide for Managing Your Prime Cost One of the hardest parts about operating a restaurant is controlling costs. A lot of things seem out of your control, especially as a new restaurant. For example, you have to buy enough stock of everything to meet demand, but not too much where the food becomes…  Continue Reading »

Be Kind and Get Paid – Improving Sales with Attitude

There are many things you can do to improve your restaurant sales. You can try the age old tactics of offering happy hour drinks and appetizers during slower times. You can invest in marketing or restaurant and menu redesign. You can get creative with your menu offerings to draw in new customers and keep the…  Continue Reading »

Your Wait Staff is your Sales Team: Reward Performance!

Your wait staff is an integral part of your restaurant’s success. This goes beyond managing tables and providing excellent customer service, although those two actions are vital to leaving a positive lasting impression on your patrons. Your wait staff also acts as your sales team to help improve your sales past the number of customers…  Continue Reading »

4 Tips to Increase Your Sales for Easter

    Easter is a family-filled holiday that combines thoughtfulness on the holiday with fun activities like egg hunts and chocolate bunnies. This happy holiday can provide restaurants an increase in profits if you take advantage of some of the activities that happen during the holiday. Here are some of our tips to increase your…  Continue Reading »

Spring Cleaning: Your Health & Safety Standards

    There have been many stories in the news about food health and safety lately. From Chipotle’s six foodborne illness outbreaks to the local Overland Park story of the New Theater norovirus outbreak, there seems to be more conversation about managing health safety in the restaurant. Even if you have the procedures and processes…  Continue Reading »

3 tips for Working With a Skeleton Crew During Spring Break Requests Off

            It’s that time of year again for college students and other 20 year olds to flock to the beach for a spring break getaway. While the vacation of partying and letting loose is a blast for your younger wait staff, dealing with a skeleton crew during the popular spring…  Continue Reading »

Dealing with Minimum Wage Increases

Small business owners have a lot of challenges to overcome. In the recent years, healthcare changes have thrown many small businesses for a loop, causing them to set aside more cash flow to pay for the expense. Now minimum wage increases are the next big challenge that small businesses have to overcome. While minimum wage…  Continue Reading »

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