Restaurant Management

Learn how to run your bar and restaurant like an expert. From culture to finances to bar inventory to training your staff, here we teach you how to systemize and run your business like a pro.

5 Tips to Help You Master Upselling in Your Restaurant

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“Upselling? Do they still teach servers to do that?” I actually heard these words escape the mouth of a recently promoted assistant manager who felt that upselling was a tired, outdated and cliché method for increasing restaurant profits. I immediately forgave her ignorance though, as I knew it did not come from a place of …

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3 Powerful Ways to Boost Restaurant Revenue Overnight

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Just for the record, there are only two ways to increase your restaurant sales: 1) get more traffic into your bar/restaurant (butts in seats we call it), and 2) increase your check averages. That’s it. Any bar and restaurant promotion you can conceive in your pretty little brains to increase your sales falls under one …

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The 10 Best Bar Promotions Ever Created

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Let me start off by saying that the phrase “best bar promotions” is clearly subjective based on your interests, as well as the theme of your bar. In other words, deciding to put a mechanical bull in a P.F. Chang’s will be about as effective as going to see a pediatrist for a toothache. Not …

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How to Find the Perfect POS System For Your Restaurant [in 5 Steps]

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Today, I am going to help you discover the best restaurant POS system for your business, whether it be a bar, restaurant, club, lounge, café, food truck, ice cream shop, hotel, golf club (you get the point). Remember, when it comes time to choose the best POS system for your bar and restaurant, this is …

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How to Turn Your Restaurant into a Corner Market

Share With Others Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Let’s start this article with a blatant, condescending understatement: The coronavirus has presented all of us with a challenging situation. That’s how a politician might describe it: a bland whitewashing statement in order to minimize the severity of the situation, …

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Bar & Restaurant Industry Standards – Where do You Rank?

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Let me ask you an important question: How intimate are you with your restaurant cost percentages? Or is there no intimacy at all? Do you just ignore them? Neglect them? Do you keep putting off getting to know them, like pulling weeds from your garden?  Ok, that was five questions, but when you neglect things that …

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My Secret Fishing Hole For Hiring the Perfect Restaurant Employee

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About two years ago I came up with a brilliant idea (or at least brilliant in my own mind) on how to find amazing restaurant employees for hire at my bar. I’m not sure why I’ve taken so long to share it, but that’s what happens sometimes with a secret fishing hole: you want to …

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5 Steps to Hiring & Retaining Rockstar Restaurant Employees

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Employees! Blech! Whoever decided it was a good idea to take a job as a supervisor/manager/owner in which you agreed to babysit a group of eclectic, sniveling brats who want to be paid but don’t want to self-motivate or be responsible enough to perform their job duties without constantly bitching about their job or binge-texting …

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The 5 Areas of Restaurant Management Mastery

About a year after bartending at a bar and nightclub in San Francisco (15 years ago now), a terrible mistake was made and I was offered the position of bar manager. The position opened up when our recently fired bar manager, Kevin, felt that guiding cocaine into his nostrils was more important than guiding the …

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How to Master Restaurant Management Once and For All

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THE RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT MYTH Let me ask you this, and be honest: do you love telling people how busy and chaotic your life is? Really think about it. Do you tell them how you only sleep five hours per night and can barely find time to comb your hair and choke down a Pop Tart, let alone run …

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Should You Run a Happy Hour for Your Bar?

The answer to this question is “Yes”. Bam! Article finished. Hope you enjoyed. See you next time. Ok, just kidding. About the article being done, not about happy hour. I’m not fence-riding this topic, and I’m not going to string you along and wait until the end to give you the answer. Yes, you should …

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