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Tables and Chairs For Your Restaurant

Your chairs and tables can have a large impact on your restaurant. Aside from the visual styling affecting the mood and theme of your restaurant the shape, height, and angle of the table and chairs affects how customers interact in your restaurant. Bar Area In the bar...

My Restaurant Supports This Candidate

Election season is coming and you want to show your political affiliation for the candidate or party you believe in. What size sign should you get, and should you post signs for just the presidential candidate or all of the local candidates as well? Don't Do It The...

How To Make Your Restaurant Weekdays Busier

You run a restaurant and your weekends are busy and if you could just get some steady business on the weekdays, you would be doing really well. However, no matter what you try it doesn't seem to have a large effect. What do you need to do? Build Your Weekends First,...

Time To Relax

Restaurants can be very stressful. Being pulled in several directions while trying to be everywhere at once, not only isn't fun, it's killing you. Stress can cause serious health effects. Further, when your stressed, you tend to be more brash, reactionary, and you'll...

Time To Reward The Good

Today, you need to recognize and reward the good. You know it's something you should be doing more, but you don't. Instead you discipline but aren't seeing the results you are looking for and keep experiencing the same problems over and over. To fix it, you need a...

Find Time To Educate

Never stop learning. I used to tell the employees the worked for me that if ever there is a time that you are no longer learning something new or growing in your skills, then you should likely find a new job. You are doing a disservice to yourself if you aren't...

Writing A Restaurant Schedule In Less Time

Schedule writing is one of the most time consuming processes in the restaurant. On top of that it sucks to write, and even when you get it perfect, employees complain. So how can you make this job suck a bit less? I'll send you through my process that should help to...

How To Handle Restaurant Squatters

Your hosts did it. You have a 12-top arriving in 10 minutes, and it looks like things are going to time out perfectly. You have 3 tables to push together: One is open, one is getting bussed right now, and the last one between the two is just receiving their bill. You...

Speed Up Your Restaurant’s Service

Slow service sucks. What sucks even more is when your staff is trying hard but just can't keep up. Today, we are going to look at how you can speed up your service by giving your employees the best chance to succeed. Training We've talked about training in the past,...

Should Restaurants Take Reservations?

Does taking reservations at your restaurant make you more money or less money? Does it make your guests happier or angrier? Does it make things easier or more difficult for your staff? Today, we are going to explore whether or not you should take reservations at your...

Respect In Restaurant Kitchens

In a kitchen environment, respect is important. Respect for the chef, cooks, dishwashers, and prep workers. Respect for menu items and their ingredients. This respect, or lack of it, will either create success for your restaurant or will be the cause of its demise....

Preventing Food Borne Illness

Today, we are going to look at several areas you can address to prevent food borne illness in your restaurant. Earlier this week we talked about building an effective HACCP program and critical control points. The items listed below may all be potential critical...

Building An Effective HACCP Program

Today, we are going to build an effective HACCP program. There is nothing that threatens every restaurant no matter how big or how small more than food poisoning and food borne illness. HACCP is your defense against it. What Is HACCP? HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis...