Jim McGinty
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Robert Sloop commented on Jim McGinty's blog post Inventory Forecasting: You Can't Manage If You Don't Measure
"Jim All tools are not created equal. Why is the restaurant industry subjected to multiple best of breed, custom integrations when the talent pool to maintain them is scarce. Where is the Full enterprise solution? (to date there is none) Why be…"
Feb 18, 2011
Jim McGinty commented on Jim McGinty's blog post Inventory Forecasting: You Can't Manage If You Don't Measure
"There are several tools available on the market place to help, WhenToManage, Compeat, ChefTec, Restaurant Magic, CTuit to name a few. All have their strengths you should take a look at 2 or 3 of these to see which one best meets your needs."
Feb 18, 2011

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Robert Sloop commented on Jim McGinty's blog post Inventory Forecasting: You Can't Manage If You Don't Measure
"Spot on Jim It's not the tool, it's how you use it In my history as CFO of four multi-concept groups Compeat was my tool of choice. It was the only fully integrated system that gave me everything I needed in one package"
Feb 18, 2011
Miguel A Barrera Rodriguez commented on Jim McGinty's blog post Inventory Forecasting: You Can't Manage If You Don't Measure
"I completely agree with what you wrote, I am having trouble selecting a time series method for forecasting the demand for every menu item, which would you suggest??, for casual dining"
Feb 16, 2011
Jim McGinty is now friends with Walker Thompson and Bernie Schwentick
Sep 22, 2010
Annette Aaron commented on Jim McGinty's blog post Restaurants, Dining Experience and Marketing
"Excellent points made. Thanks"
May 14, 2010
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Restaurants, Dining Experience and Marketing

Restaurants are a common new business venture but unfortunately, they also have a high rate of business failure. We ask ourselves... what are the reasons people go to restaurants? Dining out is more than just going for food. In many situations, dining out means a social event or an entertainment experience. The overall atmosphere within the restaurant has a large impact. The manager or owner of a restaurant needs to have a focus on the customers' entire dining experience.Many times, dining…See More
May 7, 2010
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Restaurants, Dining Experience and Marketing

Restaurants are a common new business venture but unfortunately, they also have a high rate of business failure. We ask ourselves... what are the reasons people go to restaurants? Dining out is more than just going for food. In many situations, dining out means a social event or an entertainment experience. The overall atmosphere within the restaurant has a large impact. The manager or owner of a restaurant needs to have a focus on the customers' entire dining experience.Many times, dining…See More
May 7, 2010

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Restaurants, Dining Experience and Marketing

Posted on May 7, 2010 at 8:30am 1 Comment

Restaurants are a common new business venture but unfortunately, they also have a high rate of business failure.



We ask ourselves... what are the reasons people go to restaurants? Dining out is more than just going for food. In many situations, dining out means a social event or an entertainment experience. The overall atmosphere within the restaurant has a large impact. The manager or owner of a restaurant needs to have a focus on the customers' entire dining…

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Restaurant Energy Saving Tips

Posted on April 3, 2010 at 3:21pm 2 Comments

Earth Day 2010 is fast approaching so lets take a look at ways to save our natural resources as well as saving you money.



Most restaurants are energy intensive facilities where significant energy-saving opportunities exist through wise operation and equipment selection.



Use the following tips to help reduce your restaurant's demand for energy. Some of these tips require capital investment, while others require only changes in operation and maintenance. Most of these tips… Continue

How Great is Your Customer Service?

Posted on March 26, 2010 at 11:15am 1 Comment

When guests come to your restaurant, you should treat them as if they are friends visiting your home. Treating your guests with care and providing an exceptional place for them to enjoy a meal is part of the reason they will come back to your restaurant again. They also expect quality in every aspect of the restaurant. Guests are looking for a value in the things they see, taste and touch, and so providing them with exceptional quality will certainly leave a good taste in their mouths; here are… Continue

Building Effective Employee Feedback Sessions

Posted on March 16, 2010 at 8:13am 0 Comments

Employee feedback surveys often identify the need for more one-on-one time between employees and their managers. An easy way to fulfill this is to hold regular one-on-one feedback meetings. This simple idea gets overlooked or bumped by supposedly more important priorities. Yet making time for one-on-ones can eliminate communication problems, boost morale and productivity, and guarantee higher scores on your next employee feedback survey. Here are a few reasons why this tool is so… Continue

Motivating Your Employees

Posted on March 10, 2010 at 5:17am 1 Comment

The best employee-driven operators ask themselves, "What do we want to be famous for with our employees?" Is it favoritism, mercurial moods, daily doubles, endless closing-opening shifts? Or do you offer moral leadership, fairness, energy, equity, balance, challenge and fun? The best operators know that they're not just selling food and beverages, they're selling the server's smile, energy, knowledge, attitude and empathy. The care and maintenance of… Continue

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