September 20, 2017 2:00 AM
The head chef is the heart and soul of any restaurant so if you want your restaurant to be successful you need to find someone who is not only skilled, but someone who is as passionate as you are about providing your customers the perfect culinary experience.
Not only does the head chef oversee food production, he or she develops the menu and contributes to the overall image and brand of the restaurant. It is important for you to hire someone who can be a strong leader and role model for the rest of the staff.
Here are some tips for…
September 19, 2017 11:00 AM
It is finally happening. You are making your dreams come true and becoming your own boss by buying into a franchise, but before you get too excited make sure you know exactly what you are getting into.
A franchise agreement is a legally binding agreement between you and the franchisor. It lays out the terms and conditions of what will be expected by both parties. You will be asked to sign a franchise agreement when you officially become a franchisee.
In general the franchise agreement will include an overview of the relationship between you and the franchisor as well as the…
September 18, 2017 9:00 AM
Have you been hearing the term soft branding thrown around in the news, but not sure what it is and what all the fuss is all about? Don’t worry you have come to the right place.
With concerns over fewer people having enough disposable income to go on frequent holidays, many independent and boutique hotels are considering joining forces with large hotel brands. With soft branding, they get to still retain creative control, but to also have the benefits of having the support of a larger chain.
Here is what you should know about soft branding:
Larger Loyalty Program
Your guests will love…
August 31, 2017 10:00 AM
You made your dream come true. You own your own restaurant. Congratulations! It is a lot of work though and if you want your restaurant to be a success you need to make sure the daily operations of your restaurant are working at optimum levels.
Here are some tips for streamlining day to day at your restaurant:
Always Focus on Efficiency
In any business, time is money so being as efficient as possible is crucial. From the beginning, keep looking for tools and strategies which make the daily operations easier but without compromising the quality of the food or…
August 30, 2017 10:00 AM
If you have hit that sweet spot in your restaurant where your tables are filled every day and you have made a good name for yourself, you might be starting to experience the growing itch. Are you itching to expand your restaurant but not sure what the right way is?
The most common ways to grow your restaurant is to open another location or to franchise. According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers study, the franchise industry is a big driver in the economy and restaurants make up a big part of the industry. While these seems like a…
August 30, 2017 8:40 AM
Location. Location. Location. When building your own franchise unit, there are a lot of factors that play a role in a successful franchise, but location is probably one of the most important ones.
Here 9 ways to find the best location for your franchise:
Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Not all franchisors will include help with location as part of their franchise program, but most will. As part of your franchise agreement, you most likely will get rights to a particular geographic region and you will have to choose a location within those boundaries. Your best bet is to…
August 1, 2017 2:20 PM
You have finally done it. Taken the big plunge and become a business owner. It is a dream come true, but there is a lot of hard work ahead of you to turn your business into a successful venture. Having knowledge and resources at the ready will help you be prepared for all the ups and downs of owning your own business. Being a business owner is a tough, but rewarding job if you go at it the right way.
Here are the top 10 important things to know when becoming a business owner:
As a new business…
August 1, 2017 2:00 PM
Hotels are so much more than just a clean and comfortable room to sleep in when you are away from home. It is all about the amenities like five star dining, a spacious pool and other amenities. Some hotels have added a spa to offer their guests a little more luxury during the stay, but hotel spas are not always as lucrative as you would expect.
It really depends on the type of clientele you typically get at your hotel. Often only a small percentage of guests can afford the extra money for a spa package so getting a…
July 24, 2017 9:51 AM
As a restaurant franchise owner, you want to explore every opportunity for your business to grow, right? That’s a no-brainer, but finding the best ways to encourage growth can be challenging. If you feel like you have perfected the menu and the level of service at your current location, think about expanding your reach with a concession stand.
As a restaurant franchise owner, you want to explore every opportunity for your business to grow, right? That’s a no-brainer, but finding the best ways to encourage growth can be challenging. If you feel like you have perfected…
June 27, 2017 3:08 AM
There was a time a few years ago that it looked like hotel room service was going the way of the dodo bird. Big hotels were cutting back or getting rid of room service completely because of all the added cost and the lack of interest in it. But recently there has been a resurgence in room service as hotels find new ways to serve their guests. Going away is the typical hotel room service with the room service carts and dishes and bland fare that may or may not be still warm when you get it, and…