Plan for the BIG days – Part 3

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By David Scott Peters

Restaurant Tip of the Week

Know when Friday isn’t Friday anymore

One of the easiest things to overlook is when planning for the BIG days is noting which day the event fell. If it was a Friday, it might have been bigger or smaller depending on your customer base. For example, business lunch and happy hour will be bigger on a Thursday holiday, but dead when the holiday falls on a Friday because everyone takes off work. In addition, this may create a scenario where the other days of the week adjust as well — often mirroring slower days. If you’re not prepared for this swap in business and day of the week, you may not have enough people scheduled for one day and too many for another. Both situations can hurt your business. Know when the day your BIG day falls on impacts your business.

David Scott Peters is a restaurant expert, coach, trainer and speaker, specializing in systems for independent restaurant owners. He is the nationally acclaimed restaurant coach whose unique “SMART Systems” approach to boosting profits has earned him the title of, “The man who can walk into any restaurant in America and find $10,000 in undiscovered cash before he hits the back door – Guaranteed!” Visit for more. Learn more tips, tricks and secrets in David’s free five-part e-course, “How to Explode Your Restaurant Profits NOW!” Simply sign up to receive the e-course at

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