CoGS vs Direct Operating Expenses

February 8, 2017

If you’re confused about the difference between cost of goods sold and direct operating expenses, I have a super simple breakdown (plus a must-have tool) if you want to track those expenses the right way.


2017 Restaurant Profit Goals

December 29, 2016

Every year we all set goals have you ever wondered why you are able to stay motivated with some and lose interest quickly with others.  Why have all confidence when you set them, then lose a bit of that swagger after working on them a bit…  Let me try to help you out a bit this year!


What Happened to Your Restaurant Culture

November 16, 2016

You had a vision when you opened your restaurant.  The fact that your current culture doesn’t match that vision - well, it didn’t happen overnight.  There’s a pretty simple way to get everything back on track so your dream vision becomes a reality.  Check out the video for my tips and suggestions on how to make that happen.


The #1 Tool to Grow Your Restaurant Business

November 9, 2016

I’ve got a secret tip for achieving greatness in your restaurant.  Coaches and mentorship.  No matter how good you are at anything - you need to have someone in your corner to bounce your ideas off of or keep pushing you to achieve greater things.  Check out the video above to see why I think it’s so important.


Should Labor & Utilities be Included in Restaurant Food Cost

November 2, 2016

This is one of the top questions I’m asked all the time.  How do I figure out how to include labor and utilities into my plate cost.  The short answer: you don’t.  Check out the video to see why I don’t recommend this.


Eliminate Luck From Great Restaurant Service

October 19, 2016

How can you ensure that your restaurant is dishing up WOW service for each and every guest every single day?  This video walks you through the 3 things that have to happen consistently to provide the most amazing service and experience for your customers.


Restaurant Marketing in 3 Steps

October 12, 2016

Marketings isn’t a difficult, convoluted, intricate process.  Today’s video walks you through the only 3 steps you’ll need to know. These are simple, easy things that every restaurant owner can do right now.  


Restaurant Halloween Marketing Idea

October 5, 2016

What do you do on one of the slowest nights for a restaurant business?  Watch the video for my easy and fun tip on building your email list, creating a buzz on your Facebook page and getting people in the door on Halloween.


Get All Fired Up With Inspiration for Your Restaurant

September 28, 2016

When you’re feeling like there’s nothing left for your restaurant to do, use the tips I’m giving you in the video to find inspiration to do something new on your menu, or present a plate in a different way or change the systems in your business.  There is, quite literally, inspiration everywhere you turn.  When you make a conscious decision to look for inspiration you and your team will have a fresh new look on your restaurant business.