Planning Your 2017 Restaurant Budget? 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid

9/21/16 7:00 AM Natalie Appleton

Yes, it’s that time of year again.

The time when restaurant owner/operators hole themselves up for days with charts and reports and more charts and reports to come up with the magic numbers that will determine how this restaurant is going to swim for yet another year.

While we all know it’s a gruelling and time-consuming task you’ve done time and again, you might think it’s pretty straight forward: Here’s our sales. Here’s our costs. Here’s our profits. Let’s do it.

And yet every year, for many restaurants, ‘unexpected’ numbers creep through cracks and targets go off-course and/or unnoticed by managers.

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Topics: Restaurant Labor Control, Restaurant Sales and Labor Forecasting

What do the Upcoming Minimum Wage Hikes Mean for Your Restaurant?

8/23/16 7:00 AM Natalie Appleton

When you look out onto the floor and see a half dozen of your servers carrying trays of drinks, laughing with their tables, lifting plates off the line for each other, you wonder, after these minimum wage hikes, will things be the same?

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Topics: Restaurant Labor Control

Considering a Food Delivery Service? Consider the Impact on Your In-Store Guests

8/9/16 7:00 AM Natalie Appleton

It’s a phrase uttered in countless households every night.

“What are we having for dinner?”

For years, most families would have had three choices:  Heat up leftovers, cook a meal from scratch, or dial Dominos.

Today, however, in a world where families have computers at their fingertips and expect to be able to buy anything with them in seconds, a fourth choice—hundreds of choices, in fact—have emerged: Order from anywhere.

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Topics: Restaurant Labor Control, Improving Restaurant Profit

How Are Restaurants Faring in the Wake of Minimum Wage Increases?

12/8/15 7:00 AM Natalie Appleton

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The cooks you’re already struggling to keep.

The grass-fed beef on your signature burger.

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Topics: Restaurant Labor Control, Restaurant Scheduling

Consistently Crush Your Restaurant Labor Goals Using These 4 Steps

10/28/15 7:00 AM Krista Hillis

It's no secret that a well-functioning restaurant is highly reliant on who's working.

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Topics: Restaurant Labor Control, Restaurant Sales and Labor Forecasting

We’ve Got a Secret that Can Improve your Restaurant Labor. And it’s Soooo Easy.

7/14/15 6:00 AM Jason Wagenaar

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Topics: Restaurant Labor Control, Time and Attendance

Restaurant Hiring For The Season: Summertime

6/30/15 9:00 AM Tyler Edwards

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In the immortal words of the Fresh Prince

Summer, Summer, Summertime!

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Topics: Restaurant Labor Control, Restaurant Staff Hiring

Improve Your Restaurant Labor Using These 3 Best Practices

6/23/15 10:53 AM Jason Wagenaar

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Let me guess – you don’t need help with your restaurant labor.

You run some of the best labor of anyone you know and there’s no way it can get any better. That’s what Tom said too.

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Topics: Restaurant Labor Control