Tricks for managing restaurant labor costs

 In 1. David Scott Peters, Labor, Tip of the Day

By David Scott Peters

Restaurant Tip of the Week

Track labor daily

Just as you track your sales on a daily basis to see how you are doing and to see if you are on target for your budget projection, you should be doing the same thing with labor. That way if business is trending higher than predicted, you can increase the number of hours used, and if you did a poor job cutting staffing levels early in the week, you can cut more aggressively to make your budget.

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