All Blog Posts Tagged 'Restaurant' (211)

Know Your Restaurant Numbers.

Your restaurant operations numbers, your financials, your marketing even measure your customer/guest experience… measure everything so you know how you rate. Quantify it so you can constantly work on and improve it and your profitability.

Don’t forget the basics. Don’t forget what made you successful.

Together with the marketing, you need to concentrate on an important feature. Keep a customer database so that you can market all these things and keep all the pertinent…

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Added by Jonathan Munsell on June 14, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

How Can I Create Higher Profit Items/Menus?

There are two questions to consider when creating higher profit items and menus:

#1  What could I add to my  entrees / appetizers / desserts / drinks / catering menus that are complementary and could make them a higher profit item?

Here are a few examples of value-added additions for your different food categories.

Entrees:

  • If you serve a filet, you could stuff it with brie or a crabmeat stuffing. You can take your two most…
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Added by Jonathan Munsell on June 13, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments


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3 Tips for Attracting Father's Day Customers

There is nothing like a holiday to increase your customer base. Whilst holidays like Christmas, New Years and Thanksgiving are shoe-ins for advertising, sometimes it is the smaller, more personal holidays such as Veteran’s Day or Father’s Day that can truly make a difference in your numbers. Keep in mind, however, that while advertising and marketing to increase your customer base on the larger holidays is fairly simple, you need to be more personal when it comes to…

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Added by Ian Said on June 11, 2013 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Promotion Killers for Restaurant Managers

Success is a habit – so is failure.

Successful people share specific traits – so do people who are overlooked for promotions.

 

There are several reasons why aspiring and talented managers fail to land prime management positions. The good news is that most of the behaviors that hold professionals back are learned. Any behavior that is learned can be unlearned. Coaches and Career Counselors help professionals sharpen their skills and develop the behaviors that make them…

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Added by Robert Krzak on May 21, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

How Much Are You Worth to Employers

One common question a Recruiter asks at a job interview is for the Candidates expected pay.  One of the major challenges each Candidate faces is to determine how much they are worth. It can be difficult to assess your net worth when making a career change.  There are several things you must take into consideration before you can negotiate a competitive salary.

 

Salary Expectations

 

The first step is to forget what the college/university professor told you. No…

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Added by Robert Krzak on May 14, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Weekly Roundup of Small-Business Developments

A weekly roundup of small-business developments.

What’s affecting me, my clients and other small-business owners this week.

Economy 1: Turning the Corner

A Wall Street Journal study of small-business chief executives shows some optimism, and economic…

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Added by Jules Dalsey on May 10, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments


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Foodem Guest Blogger: 4 Business Strategies You Can Learn From Your Local Restaurant

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

There is nothing easy about running a business.  It can be an extremely difficult task.  Running a successful business, by contrast, can be nearly impossible to do, especially in an environment where failure is more of a guarantee than success.  Before anything else can be…

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Added by Foodem on May 10, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Has Your Restaurant Management Career Stalled?

No transition is ever easy. This is especially true in the workplace. You are prepared and experienced enough to perform your current job. The stresses and problems are familiar. You’ve worked out strategies for dealing with the day-to-day struggle.  You know what is expected, and you understand what you can expect from others.  Seniority, stability, and expertise all go out the door when you make a career change.

 

This is especially true when you move from a staff position to…

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Added by Robert Krzak on May 7, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Tipping: Why It Means So Much

Tipping: Why It Means So Much

Posted on April 12, 2013 by Waitrainer

For your restaurant employees, tips are what they depend on. Depending on the way tips are distributed, they are usually the bulk of the…

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Added by Waitrainer on April 17, 2013 at 12:45am — No Comments

What Jobs Incite Your Passions?

Do you know how to identify the difference between things you dream about, and things you are passionate about? The truly successful, happy person is someone who has found a job that is in line with their passions. These people love going to work because their job feeds their ‘emotional quotient’, their ‘love language’, and their self-worth.

When you have a job you can be passionate about you are actually energized by your job. You are rejuvenated when you overcome another problem.…

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Added by Robert Krzak on April 9, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Career Development: Are you Motivated by your Dream or Your Passion?

Restaurant Managers rarely want to remain in their current position for the rest of their career. There is always another horizon to venture, a new challenge to accept, and a new mountain to conquer. The smart manager may not move from one company to another, but they will have developed a strong career path that will move their career in the direction they want to go.

The question that most career coaches ask is ‘why?’  What motivates you? Most people understand what they want. They…

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Added by Robert Krzak on April 2, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Restaurant Management: Managing Motivation in Employees

Career coaching at the management level can be enlightening for both the coach and the manger. I recommend that everyone pursuing a restaurant management position take a few courses in life coaching and career coaching. The basic fundamentals of coaching provide the tools needed to understand yourself, your motives, and your strengths. It also provides the structure needed to manage a team successfully.

One core element teaches managers to understand the difference between a ‘want’…

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Added by Robert Krzak on March 26, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Are You Ready For a Career Change

Many people struggle with the uncertainty and purpose of changing their career path. It is important to know the right time to make the next move. For example, changing careers from restaurant manager to general manager requires more than having taken all the necessary courses.

When career coaching, I stress to professionals that their motivations, mindset, and confidence level is as important as their education and experience.  Long term goals are also important factors when…

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Added by Robert Krzak on March 19, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Their Steaminess Was Brazin'

When Sal and Amanda discovered that she was expecting, they started dreaming of the heights that their future little Salamander would surmount.  Despite his gas problems, they were intent on raising him properly.

It is that very sentiment which causes the parents of foodservice equipment to continue naming their…

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Added by Joe Ferri on March 18, 2013 at 2:02pm — No Comments


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Opening a Restaurant - Why Location is Important

Location. Location. Location. It’s a cliche for a reason. Before you fold the napkins or add a dash of anything, you need to settle on a location. This should never be an afterthought. You can have the best food in the world and still be hungry for customers if you are not in the right location. Location is really the key to the success of your restaurant. Even if you have the “perfect” spot in mind, don’t get too attached until you do a little research first.

Here are four factors to…

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Added by Ian Said on March 18, 2013 at 7:34am — No Comments

Part 7 How to Identify Your Career Path

Career coaching helps people start the job search by looking at their wants and needs. These insights help people identify a job skill set where they posses natural talent.

1. What salary do you want?

There is more to answering this question than just writing down a figure on paper. What are you willing to sacrifice to reach that income level? Are you willing to work long hours? Are you willing to take courses in management, marketing, analysis and other topics that may be…

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Added by Robert Krzak on March 7, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments


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Are Smartphone Apps Right for You?



It’s no secret that being online increases your company’s visibility. Burkett Restaurant Equipment can attest to that. In 2002 we created our first online store and spurred…

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Added by Jessica Arnal on March 6, 2013 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

Identify Your Dream Restaurant Manager’s Position

Not every restaurant offers the same environment. There are some basic questions you need to answer before you know which restaurant jobs you need to apply for, and which you need to let pass to another candidate.

Write a description of a typical day in your life when employed in your dream position?

Is your view of the job realistic? Have you gained enough experience to know whether you understand the job?

Do you know the job Tasks on a daily basis? Have you watched…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 26, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Successful Restaurant Manager: Survive vs. Thrive

One of the biggest obstacles to a successful management career is being forced into a position where you work to survive. A well developed career not only lets you survive most of the daily recommendations of the typical restaurant, but you’ll be in an environment where you’ll thrive.

 

Each manager will have priorities. It might be marketing, or maybe it is in the kitchen. What matters most to you, the profit margin or the customer experience? Take the time to explore these…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 21, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

How to develop a Restaurant Manager Career Strategy

Each Restaurant Candidate’s Manager Career Strategy will be unique. While the Restaurant Manager Job Description is fairly standard, how you prepare yourself for that job position will vary depending on your talents and learning style.

Before registering in post secondary education, or taking courses, then it is necessary to work backwards. It will be impossible to clearly identify what type of manager you will be. Restaurant manager candidate in training have a limited view of what…

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Added by Robert Krzak on February 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

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Restaurant sales posted a solid gain in March, and bounced back completely from the recent soft patch. Eating and drinking place sales totaled $47.3 billion on a seasonally-adjusted basis in March, up 1.1 percent from February's upward-revised sales volume of $46.8 billion, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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TED: Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be - Norman Spack (2013)

Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

TED: Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar - Jennifer Senior (2014)

The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

TED: David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy? - David Brooks (2014)

Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?

TED: David Sengeh: The sore problem of prosthetic limbs - David Sengeh (2014)

What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb? He grew up in Sierra Leone, and too many of the people he loves are missing limbs after the brutal civil war there. When he noticed that people who had prosthetics weren’t actually wearing them, the TED Fellow set out to discover why — and to solve the problem with his team from the MIT Media Lab.

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