Restaurant Myths and Facts
Myth or fact?
In a family-run business, it’s easiest and best to just keep doing things the way they’ve always been done.
It’s not uncommon to hear, “that’s how we’ve always done it,” when I ask restaurant owners why they’re doing things the way they’re doing them. Sometimes it has everything to do with the elder in the family business and sometimes is has more to do with just not knowing there is a better way to do things. But whatever the reason, today’s prices for food and supplies coupled with changing technology and the corresponding expectations of diners makes it impossible to rely on how it’s always been done. Restaurant owners need to use their POS system’s reports and tools, project their sales and establish budgets. They need job descriptions and organizational charts outlining every person’s role in the restaurant. This is true in all restaurants, whether family-owned or partner-run. You can’t let your relationships define your operations. There are systems for that.
If you’re a family-owned restaurant or having trouble with the relationships in your business, attend my two-day restaurant seminar Nov. 8-9 in Last Vegas. It’s only $347. I’ll teach you how to establish roles and assign duties, then I’ll teach you how to hold everyone accountable. Your efforts will not only result in more profits for your restaurant, but ease the stress in your life and your relationships in and out of the restaurant.
David Scott Peters is a restaurant expert, coach, trainer and speaker, specializing in teaching independent restaurant owners how to use systems for increased sales and increased profits. 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 www.TheRestaurantExpert.com 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 TheRestaurantExpert.com.