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The Perfect Recruiting Plan culture hiring leadership

If you’re like the majority of restaurants and bars in your market, you’ve been struggling to find staff.

Many operators are struggling to find any staff! Are they breathing? Can they form a coherent sentence? Yes? Hired!

The new hires stay for a few weeks but end up...

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Get Ready for the Post-COVID Economy Now! covid leadership mindset

The bad news: Here we are, waiting for the world to end.

I know I wrote a post a little while back saying that there would be a restaurant apocalypse in 2020. I did not see this curveball coming.

The good news: The world is not going to end! However, it is...

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How Fear Holds Your Restaurant Back leadership marketing mindset operations

Gather ‘round and allow me to tell you a tale. The names have been changed to protect those not so innocent. Let this tale be a precautionary lesson for you to not go down the same path lest you suffer the same fate as this restaurant did.

You’ve been warned—stop reading now if...

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Excuse Me, Have You Seen My Core Values Running Down the Street? core values leadership

What’s going on with you?

Seriously—why haven’t you started taking action on your big goals for this year yet?

  • Still, waiting for a couple of key elements to fall into place?
  • The position of the moon not favorable for this grand venture?
  • Do you need to hire that one person who...
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Working IN Your Restaurant Doesn’t Work culture leadership mindset
Author’s Note: This is an excerpt from my new book title Your Restaurant Culture Sucks! Coming out in late February 2021.
 

 
You’ve heard it said to you by every consultant out there...You need to work ON your restaurant and not IN your restaurant. Yet, here you are still...
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What Job Are You Really Doing? leadership mastermind mindset operations
Here is the question: Are you doing “the” job or are you doing “your” job?
 
 
Many get drawn into working so hard that they forget what their real job and duties are. I have seen this especially with new restaurant openings where people are thrown in...
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Restaurant Success Is Closer Than You Think leadership mastermind mindset operations
 
In 1979, a DC-10 Passenger Jet flew from New Zealand to Antarctica on a sightseeing excursion on Air New Zealand flight 901. This 8-hour flight would provide passengers an experience of a lifetime: a chance to see the bottom of the world. 257 passengers and crew members took off at 8:20...
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Why Discounts Will Slowly Kill Your Restaurant discounts leadership operations

I like a good deal and I’m sure you do as well.

I have a friend who is like a bloodhound when it came to finding deals! I mean she is obsessed with getting one. I actually don’t think she has paid full retail once. LOL

Deals are everywhere and we think they drive sales and they do...

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Before You Reopen Your Restaurant...Think About Your Staff covid leadership mindset

We all want to get back to “normal,” whatever that means now.

Honestly, normal wasn’t very normal in the first place so, let’s look at this as a plot twist!

This time around is your opportunity to do things better than you did before. COVID-19 isn’t your fault, but...

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What the Heck is a KPI and Why You Should Give a Sh*t kpis leadership operations

As competition gets tougher and profits seem to slip slowly away, you need to analyze your data more than ever.

In fact, the bars and restaurants that fail to capitalize on their data will find themselves in hot water. It’s been happening for a while—you just haven’t...

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The Coronavirus Isn’t Your Fault, But How You Ran Your Restaurant Before Is! coronavirus culture kpi's leadership mindset operations

The Coronavirus Pandemic is unlike anything we have ever experienced. Times like these bring out the best in some people and the worst in others (a shout out to all the toilet paper hoarders out there). Now, it’s easy to blame your restaurant closing down due to the Coronavirus. Don’t...

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The Top 10 Things Learned from Working with 2000+ Restaurants leadership operations
I keep detailed coaching notes from every client I have had over the past 11 years as The Restaurant Coach™. Some of those stories make it into my books, speaking gigs, podcasts, or just as a solid warning to new clients about what not to do! Never fear, the names have been changed to...
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