One of the most fundamental aspects of successful restaurant and bar management is food costing: the difference between the cost to you to prepare a recipe or menu item and the amount you can charge your customers for that item. In other words, food costing is all about your profits. Food costing is the only … Continued

In the service industry, we are trained from day one that “the customer is always right.” A successful bar or restaurant is wise to put this philosophy first, knowing that happy customers are returning customers, and the key to our bottom line. But in reality, there are many ways that we can put our profits … Continued

If recent consumer trends are any indication, it’s only going to be more and more common that customers at your restaurant will request substitutions to the menu items they order. Be it allergies, intolerances, diet restrictions or just individual preference, the list of possible substitution requests is nearly endless – while the opportunity to prepare … Continued

A single outbreak of a foodborne illness in your restaurant could cost you millions of dollars according to new research. Regardless of the size of your establishment, one foodborne outbreak can lead to millions of dollars in lost revenue, fines, lawsuits, legal fees, insurance premium increases, inspection costs and staff retraining. The findings, based on … Continued

There are more reasons than one for why businesses don’t succeed. For a majority of failed restaurant businesses, they blame poor management and inventory practices as their demise. To ensure your business doesn’t suffer the same fate, check out these common bad inventory practices and what you can do to avoid them. Using Excel To … Continued

If you don’t have an inventory management system in place, the smallest oversights can quickly accumulate and start costing your business money. And one of the costliest mistakes you can make is to miscalculate your employees’ work hours. Sloppy records can lead to hefty losses that can even put your business out of service if … Continued

Inventory Management is what keeps your business afloat. Without it, you could risk losing sales and end up wasting money that could force your restaurant to close. Figuring out the correct amount of items to keep in stock, along with the proper flow of goods, the correct handling, and the best pricing options, is crucial … Continued

Without having a strategy in place to maximize profits, your business has little chance of success. It’s crucial to learn the techniques that attract customers to your business, along with employing the correct tactics to keep them coming back for more. If you’ve been looking for some fresh ideas for your business, check out our … Continued

One of the hardest things to master when you own a bar is setting drink prices. Finding the sweet spot where you can make profits and still drive sales is important. You definitely don’t want to be the bar that is too expensive and always empty or too cheap and losing money. So, how do … Continued

Are You Making Purchasing Mistakes?

Purchasing includes much more than just buying the products that you need for your restaurant. It includes determining the product grade and quantities, choosing the right supplier, and negotiating a price, among other responsibilities. Making the right decision is crucial as it can really affect your profit margins. If you’re not sure if you’re making … Continued

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