Monthly Archives: January 2012

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You won’t be able to find the answer as to what it is exactly that makes a restaurant successful in any forum. Without experiencing it for yourself, it’s tough to imagine that a restaurant is one of the most complicated businesses you can run. Most businesses are pretty simple. You buy a product, mark it up enough to cover your overhead, and hire people who can sell it effectively and count change, or you manage a warehouse, a sales team, a manufacturing line or a specific service your business offers.

A restaurant is so much more complicated than that. First, you are more than a retailer. You are running a warehouse. You have to have the same skills a good warehouse manager has, including a system for checking everything in and out of inventory, protecting your product from theft, knowing how to keep your vendors honest in their pricing and…

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McCormick & Schmick’s highlights local fare | Nation’s Restaurant News

What are you doing in your restaurant to incorporate local ingredients?

McCormick & Schmick’s highlights local fare | Nation's Restaurant News.

The new trend with bar snacks…

Check out this article from Restaurant Management magazine about the new trend in bar snacks.

http://www.rmgtmagazine.com/content/bar-snacks-get-fancy

Monthly menu check: Analyst breaks down QSR trends | Nation’s Restaurant News

Make sure to keep abreast on what the chain quick service restaurants are doing this year. They are who your customers are comparing you to if you’re a QSR.

Monthly menu check: Analyst breaks down QSR trends | Nation's Restaurant News.

There’s no better time than now to remember the old adage that the customer is always right

Great article by Roy Bergold via QSRMagazine.com

There’s no better time than now to remember the old adage that the customer is always right.

The Martini Reigns Supreme :: Articles :: Los Angeles Confidential Magazine

Are you capitalizing on the popularity of martinis? They’ve long been a great way to build alcoholic beverage sales and raise average gross profit per drink sold.

The Martini Reigns Supreme :: Articles :: Los Angeles Confidential Magazine.

Four top trends for QSR in 2012 | Nation’s Restaurant News

What is your quick service restaurant doing to prepare for the upcoming trends in 2012?

Four top trends for QSR in 2012 | Nation's Restaurant News.

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