Do you know more people search for “restaurants” than “travel” on the internet? Millions of potential customers are walking past your virtual front door every day. Are you really open for business on the internet? How do you make sure you get this business instead of the restaurant down the road. Its all about understanding your customers better and talking to their goals in a relevant and succint… Continue
Added by Dean McEvoy on July 7, 2009 at 12:11pm —
There is no doubt that in the face of current market conditions, leadership in our business most likely will not sustain and grow their groups by maintaining the status quo. Change management must have a high priority in any Restaurant CEO’s or President’s vision. The question lies in how that leadership responds to the challenges of rising commodity prices, consumers who are less willing to part with their dollars, and a lending industry wary of where and to whom they make loans. There are… Continue
Added by Brian Bruce on June 24, 2009 at 8:07am —
In recent conversations with restaurant marketing leadership, I heard mostly familiar themes when discussing their marketing strategies. There are those smaller concepts that have found some success with a "Name your own price" promotion and other unique efforts to drive sales that have received quite a bit of media attention. But the majority of restaurant people I spoke to were sticking with more traditional strategies, with the occasional "toe in the water" when it comes to attempting less… Continue
Enrico and Mary Velleggia came to the United States from Porto San Elpidio, a village on the Adriatic Sea. They opened a small tavern where Mary prepared the dishes that she grew up eating. She made the sauces that her mother’s mother made; food from her homeland, a city by the sea. Enrico’s friends would come and dine and eventually others from the neighborhood that is now called Little Italy.
Read the complete story at… Continue
Added by Dara Bunjon on June 19, 2009 at 10:19am —
One of those leadership road hazards that most of us hit head-on at times is thinking that we have it all figured out and know all the answers. We spring to conclusions, discount ideas, and generally don’t listen either intentionally or not. Now, I don’t know about you but I can’t remember the last time I actually had an original thought. Don’t take that last remark as bad as I feel after typing it. What I mean is, think about it! Where do you get the ideas you implement every day? Here are the… Continue
Alright, so by natural path I am an: Operational Business Strategy Trainer In Needed Areas To Excel
….or OBSTINATE if you are looking for an acronym. If I had a nickel for every time someone said Andy, don’t be so damn obstinate this is a lot bigger issue than you think! Yeah, whatever…..
I identify operational issues that are causing either a hardship to the guest,… Continue
This ten step questionnaire will help you define what you want and more importantly, what fits your lifestyle before you go on the search for the perfect restaurant. This is vital to the buying process and the step that most buyers overlook. Prepare first, since once you being to make inquiries, multiple opportunities will surface. It's also important to do your homework up front since you can't be taken seriously when you inquire about everything from $55,000 asset sales to $2.5 Million dollar… Continue
Added by Eric Gagnon on May 27, 2009 at 4:51am —
Despite economic turmoil, 14 members of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers earned membership to the prestigious Million Dollar Club for 2008.
Each year the GABB, the state’s only professional association dedicated to buying and selling business, recognizes the state’s outstanding business brokers. To earn this distinction, a GABB professional must have produced business sales of a million dollars or more. This year’s list includes 14 professional business brokers whose hard… Continue
Added by Eric Gagnon on May 27, 2009 at 4:48am —
New York Style Pizzeria established for more than a decades is now under new ownership. Pizza Construction Company located on Cobb Parkway in Atlanta has a new owner thanks to We Sell Restaurants. This decades old Pizza restaurant features a fabulous slice. Michael Burkholder of Wel Sell Restaurants was the listing agent on this location.
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'...
While Bob Dylan wasn't discussing social media when he wrote this song in 1963, it was a deliberate attempt to create a sort of anthem of change for the moment. I view social networking, which is a subset of social media, as a major shift that is just… Continue
You've decided to improve operations in your restaurant by either training new behaviors or retraining old ones. Before you can begin to introduce or modify any behavior, however, you need to understand the perspective of the person you are training. What do they see? What's their understanding of what you want? Are the two of you on the "same page?" Have you been clear about the desired end result? Too often when those we train fail to meet our expectations, we assume they are just being lazy… Continue
It's Sunday morning, almost everybody's late for their shift, again. Knowing what level hangover your staff is suffering can help you determine whether or not they, or you, (like you have a choice) should be serving your "church crowd". Let's take a look inside the heads of your hungover staff:
One Star Hangover
No pain. No real feeling of illness. Your sleep last night was a mere disco nap, which has given you a whole lot of misplaced energy. Be glad that you're able to… Continue
We Sell Restaurants presents a Chicken Franchise serving the South since 1991 with classic fast casual chicken. This offering includes this location as well as the licensing rights rights to 57 Georgia counties.
On Site owner has a family obligation that requires him to move quickly so the right person can pick up this operating location along with the licensing rights to 57 counties of North Georgia. Perfect for an investment group with great vision looking to make… Continue
Added by Eric Gagnon on April 15, 2009 at 9:02am —
Lynch mobs nearly formed after the public learned that AIG executives would collect $165 million in bonuses while so many victims of the times saw their incomes drop to zero. Now some of that outrage is being redirected at restaurant-company officials.
“Ailing OSI still paid bonuses,” reads the headline atop a story by the Tampa Tribune, a newspaper that serves the home city of Outback and Carrabba’s parent OSI Restaurant Partners. The now-private company’s top five executives split… Continue
Okay, let's not Sugar Coat this...Why does this particular segment of commerce attract so many Failures? Everyone thinks they can run a Restaurant better than the next person, every mans Job seems easier to the person who never did it before. I've met so many of these people in my career, as did most of you. We shake our heads in wonder and repeat ourselves over and over, "Did he just say, he spent $3 Million on this Place?" Then you eat there and the Food.."BLOWS." This is the beginning of the… Continue
Every day, millions of potential customers search for restaurants on hundreds of different online sites. At least one of these sites displays the wrong restaurant name, phone number, or address for 68% of established restaurants.
If your information is incorrect or missing, potential customers will be unable to find your restaurant and will move on to a competitor. And that’s not good for business.
Do you know how your restaurant appears online? Make sure potential customers can find you easily. In less time than it took you to read this, you can discover where you are losing out on customers. Click here now to get a free report detailing where your restaurant’s information is incorrect or missing across the internet.