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Evaluate Your Joint Venture Partnership

You have determined a joint venture idea, found a partner, wrote your agreement, and kicked off your partnership, now it's time to evaluate. Evaluation is an important part of any successful business practice, but with joint venture partnerships its even more critical...

29 Joint Venture Ideas for Restaurants

Need some joint venture partnership ideas for your restaurant? This month we have talked quite a bit about joint venture partnerships. In this article I wanted to give you a bunch of ideas about potential joint venture partnerships to get you thinking about businesses...

Forming A Simple Joint Venture Agreement

Today, we are going to talk about forming a simple joint venture partnership agreement. Simple partnerships involve easy terms and don't necessarily require a lawyer to hash out. Simple joint venture partnerships include such possibilities as: simple marketing, joint...

Finding a Joint Venture Partner

In our last article we took a look at what joint venture partnerships are including a couple of different types to target. In this article we are going to discuss the steps you should take to find your first partner and hash out your agreement. First you'll want to...

Joint Venture Partnerships: An Introduction

Joint venture partnerships are an underutilized tool to rapidly grow your restaurant faster than it can grown by itself. It also helps to build brand strength and recognition while expanding your customer base. What is joint venture? Joint venture is a pooling of...

Mixing A Perfect Cocktail

Today we are going to talk about crafting a perfect cocktail. There are an endless amount of different cocktails in the world, but the truly great ones follow a set of proper guidelines. Think of building a cocktail like building a great entrée. You start with a solid...

Improve Your Uniforms, Improve Your Restaurant

Continuing our restaurant science series, we will take a look at uniform design. No, not consistent standard design that is uniform across the company, although that is very important as well. No, today we are going to look at actual uniforms, as in the clothing, as...

You Know Already, Now Do It

You already know how to improve your business. You know your weak points and your strong points. You know what needs to be done. Your servers have the ideas needed to improve customer experiences. Your bartenders know which liquors will sell and which ones won't. Your...

Adapt Smells for A Better Customer Experience

Continuing our series on restaurant science, we are going to talk about another quality of restaurants that are not too frequently controlled or even consciously thought about, smells. Everyone can think about great smells of the food in a restaurant, but not many...

Plates and Plating – Restaurant Science

Today we're going to look at plating and how it relates to restaurant science. We will focus both on the type of plate as well as the food that goes on it. Plate Type Many features of the plate itself play into how your customer perceives their meal. The color, size,...

Make More Money From Your Menu – Layout Psychology

Is your menu making you money? Are you selling the items you with the highest margins? Are you accenting your signature dishes? This month we will be focusing on the science behind important parts of your restaurant. And today, we're going to focus on menu layout...

Organizational Health Reevaluation

As your commitment to good organizational health grows, it's good to do a reevaluation of your philosophy and systems. Ideally at the quarter mark and every three months after that you'll should do a full reevaluation to make sure your on track with your targets....

Hiring For Organizational Fit

I'm sure I'll do an extended series on hiring in the future, but I couldn't leave the organizational health series without talking about hiring for fit. Most restaurants tend to hire poorly. When an employee quits abruptly or they have to fire someone, they...

Creating Accountability Systems

Admittedly, the title of this article would likely set fear into employees everywhere. However the point of accountability systems isn't about having to discipline a bunch of employees, it's actually to prevent discipline. By creating systems that help employees know...

Discipline and Termination

In our last post we talked about holding accountability which is a way to reduce undesired behavior that hurts the team, but sometimes even after minor checks and held standards, there is an employee that just doesn't seem to pull their weight, or continuously causes...