Restaurant Management

Why Energy Conservation Should Matter to Your Restaurant?

The signs of global warming are undeniable and it is up to all of us to do our part to protect our natural resources by conserving as much energy as possible as well as recycling and making other environmental-friendly decisions. But as a restaurant owner this may seem like a daunting task, but it is important on many levels.

Here is why energy conservation should matter to your restaurant:

‘Cause It Is The Right Thing to Do

The biggest reason you should adopt environmentally friendly practices at your restaurant of course because it is the right thing to do for the planet and for your future generations.

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7 Tips for Hiring a Head Chef

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.

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6 Tips for Streamlining Day to Day at Your Restaurant

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 service.

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11 Traits Restaurant Owners Should Look for In a Restaurant Manager

11 Traits Restaurant Owners Should Look for In a Restaurant Manager

As a restaurant owner, you depend on your manager to keep your restaurant running efficiently and to handle any problems that come up with guests or staff. Especially if you prefer to be more of a hands-off owner, having a restaurant manager you trust is crucial. Besides their experience in the business, there are also certain qualities you should look for if you are hiring a new restaurant manager.

Because it is a high-paced job that requires long hours and lots of human interaction, this isn’t a position for everybody.

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The How To Guide on Franchising for Beginners

The How To Guide on Franchising for Beginners

The great thing about franchising is that you don’t need to have a lot of experience to pursue your dream. Whether you have a particular franchise you would love to join or you just think it is a smart way to start your own business, buying into a franchise has a lot of perks that you wouldn’t get if you started your own business from scratch. Franchising is especially good for those new to owning a business because there is a support structure and training built into the program.

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9 Tips on How to Run My Restaurant Better

Run My Restaurant

Being a restaurant owner is hard work. The long hours and the many hats you have to wear can really take a toll on you and your business. When you are stressed out and exhausted, you might let things start to slip affecting the quality of your food and service. It can feel like a thankless job at times, but if you have the passion and drive to make your dreams come true then you will find a way to balance it all.

Here are some tips on how to run your restaurant better.

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How to Franchise a Bakery


Fresh percolating coffee, the scent of warm bread baking in the oven. Who doesn’t love stopping in a bakery for some warm treats? As a bakery owner, you know what a smart business it is to focus on baked goodies like bread, cakes, croissants, pastries and pies, but did you know that you can grow your bakery even more by becoming a franchisor?

The baking industry is popping with an estimated annual revenue of $3 billion and other bakery companies have found success as franchisors like Great Harvest Bread, Gigi’s Cupcakes or Corner Bakery.

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4 Ways Philadelphia Restaurants Can Deal With The Soda Tax

Recently a number of cities and counties have become victim to taxes on sugary beverages, especially soda. As a Restaurant owner you must know how these taxes are affixed and how to protect your bottom line from them.

Philadelphia recently levied a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages that took effect in January. This makes Philadelphia the first large city to have an actual soda tax enforced. So, how can restaurants in Philadelphia mitigate the effects of these taxes?

  1. Clean it UP! – Spilled soda is still taxed.

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The Successful Bar Owner’s Manual

Success or failure is always almost related to an operator’s capability or inability to focus on labor cost, beverage cost and food cost. Corporate operators have organized ways and steps to follow to keep an eye on these costs. These systems are highly constructive in providing up-to-date information. Even with the high- tech systems and the data they create, the management team must always continue to manage.
Many self sufficient operators still have issues with controlling their labor, food and beverage cost. Many do not have these systems. The struggle is a bit harder than that of the multi-unit operator.

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You have probably eaten beef in restaurants countless times in your life. Some outings very memorable others not so much. So what made those carnivorous expeditions so special? Well Bob Creager says it depends on the cut of beef and how carefully it’s prepared. Bob recently took a field trip to Rastelli foods in Swedesboro NJ to check out their state of the art beef manufacturing facility. The master of the Pit Beef sandwich was treated to a private, bottom round flat trimming session guided by Bob’s exact specifications.

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