All Blog Posts Tagged 'engineering' (6)


Non-Operator
Would 4% Points Make a Difference To Your Restaurants Bottom Line?

With food costs rising every week are your restaurants profits taking a hit?

Almost every day there is something in the news about the price of something going up. Beef, pork, dairy, and coffee are all going up. As a restaurant owner, what is your strategy to handling these increases?

Some chains will be raising prices, others will not. What will work for you? Put yourself in the…

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Added by Joe Welsh on May 6, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments


Non-Operator
Does Your POS System Make Money For Your Restaurant?

There are many tools that can be used to help you increase profits in your restaurant. One of them is your POS System….. do you use it?

As I work with restaurant owners I found many situations where there may be no POS system in the store to help a restaurant, or the owners do not know how to access the data in the system. Let’s take a look at five reasons why you should tap into the power of a POS System.

  1. Marketing Tools. – Your POS…
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Added by Joe Welsh on October 4, 2012 at 5:20am — No Comments


Non-Operator
Seven Strategies to Increase Your Restaurants Traffic and Profitability in 2012

Seven Strategies to Increase Your Restaurants Traffic and Profitability in 2012

Joe Welsh – CORE Restaurant Marketing

 

As 2011 comes to a close, it is time to think about your marketing plan for 2012. Have you considered how you are going to increase traffic and improve the profitability of your restaurant next year?

One strategy could be the method of working…

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Added by Joe Welsh on December 2, 2011 at 6:30am — 8 Comments

Menu Matrix Resistance

I got a call from an operator the other day in regard to his menu. He had it well under way and wanted engineering tips from me. Since that's what I do for living, I was excited at the prospect. HotOperator has been in the menu development business since the early '90's and in that time I have not ever received matrix information without a fight. In this case, the operator wanted my advice but wasn't willing to get the critical information necessary to make that happen correctly. But rather… Continue

Added by Mark on February 2, 2009 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

The Biggest Menu Mistake of All Time

I call it the “Price List Line Up”. You’ve seen it hundreds of times. The menu item listed in bold followed by a series of dots leading to the price—all right hand justified and easy to read.



Oven Roasted Prime Rib………………………………$19.95

USDA Choice Prime Rib slow roasted served

with choice of blah blah blah.



Pork Tenderloin………...…...…...…………………... .$14.95

Moist pork tenderloin served

with… Continue

Added by Les on September 9, 2008 at 7:45am — 2 Comments

Making Good Menus Great



A restaurant's menu is it's single best marketing tool. It's the one marketing piece every customer sees. Here are 10 common mistakes you'll want to avoid.

No. 10: The price list line up!

Nice neat rows of right hand justified pricing takes the focus off of the menu item and gives your guest the ability to price shop. The best place for the price is at the end of…

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Added by Les on August 29, 2008 at 8:42pm — 3 Comments

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