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Coppertie Restaurant Articles Archive

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Creating New Menu Items

Earlier this week we discussed limiting your menu items, today we are going to discuss creating new menu items that can take the place of 2 or 3 old items. Further, we are going to explore your restaurant's "voice" to determine the similar styles that should exist...

Reduce Your Menu Size To Make More Money

Today, we are going to discuss reducing your menu size and limiting items to reduce waste. In our last article we talked about waste. Spoilage can be a huge money suck that destroys profitability. One way to reduce spoilage is to reduce the number of products you...

Reducing Restaurant Food Waste

We talked earlier this week about proper food inventory management. Expanding on that we are going to look at ways to reduce food waste to extract the most value out of the products you order. Proper Inventory Management If you haven't read the article earlier this...

How To Calculate Food Cost

In our last article we determined our food yields for numerous items as the first step in generating food cost. Today, we will put the calculations together to formulate the cost for a menu item. You can then replicate this across all of your menu items to determine...

Determining Food Yields

This month we are going to dive into the kitchen. We'll look at a wide variety of topics from inventory to food borne illness. But first we are going to start with the bottom line, food cost, and the first step to determining food costs is to determine your yields....

How To Respond to Poor Reviews

You sign on to check your most recent Yelp or TripAdvisor ranking and notice someone just put up a scathing review. Immediately your defenses raise and anger courses through your veins. You immediately start to prepare your rebuttal. Stop, breathe, and wait. It's...

Ice Machine Troubleshooting for Restaurants

Ice machines break or have issues about once a year, and always at the worst time. Today, we are going to give you some basic steps for prevention and some basic troubleshooting you can do to get it back on track. Prevention If your ice machine is currently broken,...

Non-Promotional Joint Ventures

Today we are going to take a look at non-promotional joint ventures. This entire month we have looked at different forms of joint venture partnerships from successful examples, creative ideas, and joint venture cautions. But not all joint venture partnerships need to...

Joint Venture Cautions

While there are many great benefits from forming a successful joint venture partnership, they are not all benefit and no risk. There are also some concerns to be cautionary about. We'll take a look at some of them today. Angering Current Customers First off, whenever...

Successful Joint Venture Partnerships

Today we are going to talk about a few successful joint venture partnerships to take a look at how other restaurants and bars have successfully formed joint venture partnerships. Passport Club Stone Arch Brew House was looking to expand it's external beer sales by...