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Restaurant Reports & How To Generate Them

Reports For Restaurants: Must-Have Reports and How to Generate Them

To outsiders, owning and running a restaurant may seem pretty fun. In reality, it’s a lot of drudgery – and a LOT of paperwork. In order to stay profitable, you can’t just serve great food or have good service. You also have to closely watch every dollar that comes in and out of your business. Fortunately, there is software that makes tracking things like income and expenses a lot easier.  You can use these programs to develop comprehensive reports that…

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Restaurant Accounting Software

Best Restaurant Accounting Software Options

When you decided to open a restaurant, you might have been focused on what you planned to offer to the public: an innovative menu, a cozy space, or outstanding service. What you may not have realized is that there is a whole lot of other work that goes on behind the scenes – like tracking every penny that comes into and goes out of your restaurant. Even if you have hired an accountant for your business, it still makes sense…

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Restaurant Inventory Management Tips & Best Practices

Restaurant Inventory Management Tips & Best Practices

Running a restaurant requires a lot of attention to detail, from calculating labor cost percentages to managing employee schedules, to tracking inventory. This type of work can be daunting – but is incredibly important if you want to run a profitable business. One of the biggest investments that any restaurant owner makes is in their inventory. Keeping track of exactly what you have – from non-perishable items to perishables to spices and seasonings – is vital to ensuring that your…

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Best Restaurant POS System

The Best Restaurant POS Systems for 2022

The list of tasks that you have to do as a restaurant owner is seemingly never-ending. From tracking inventory to managing staff, running a restaurant can be incredibly demanding. One of the best ways to automate some of these jobs is through a point of sale (POS) system. A POS system is a necessity in any restaurant. Depending on the type of technology that you purchase, your POS system can take on any number of assignments. This can then free…

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Restaurant Bar Security Systems

The Best Restaurant and Bar Security Systems

Jump To:  Why Do I Need a Security System for My Restaurant or Bar? CPI Business Stanley Security Systems ADT Commercial Sonitrol Johnson Controls Building a successful business is hard work – and requires a substantial investment of capital. Whether you are just starting out or have an established restaurant or bar, you will want to protect your investment. But what type of security should you use? In recent years, a number of lower cost security systems like SimpliSafe have…

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Best Restaurant Equipment & Supply Stores

The Best Online Stores For Restaurant Equipment & Supplies

One of the hardest things about running a restaurant is the need to buy equipment and supplies. In addition to the cost, you have to keep a running inventory in order to know exactly what you need at any given time. Figuring out where to buy all of this equipment and supplies can also be a time suck, with so many options now available online. Buying restaurant equipment and supplies will always require some effort to find what you need…

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Restaurant Cleaning Procedures

Restaurant Cleaning Procedures & Cleaning Checklist

Keeping a clean restaurant has always been important. Not only are restaurants subject to strict regulations for health and safety, but customers simply won’t want to eat in an establishment that isn’t clean and tidy. In the era of COVID-19, it is even more critical to demonstrate to your clientele that you are following industry standards for maintaining cleanliness and reducing the risk of illness. A good cleaning regimen should ensure that your restaurant meets all applicable health codes while…

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restaurant marketing plan

How to Develop a Restaurant Marketing Plan for Any Restaurant

One of the most important aspects of running a successful restaurant is developing a solid marketing plan. While it may be possible to get diners in the door without marketing, most people won’t even know about your establishment and what you offer unless you market it appropriately.  Crafting a marketing plan may sound daunting, particularly if you don’t have experience in this field. While it may take time to put together your marketing plan, it doesn’t have to be hard.…

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Restaurant Survey Questions To Ask Guests

40 Restaurant Survey Questions to Ask Guests

Jump to: How to Run a Restaurant Survey Basic Information Questions Physical Space Questions Menu Questions Service Questions Technology Questions Big Picture Questions As a restaurateur, it can be hard to know what you’re getting right – and what needs to improve. Sales and profits tell part of the story. Reviews also tell part of the story, but not every customer is willing to provide public feedback. You likely don’t have enough insight to know whether there is something that…

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Create A Restaurant Menu From Scratch

How to Create a Restaurant Menu from Scratch

One of the most important features of any successful restaurant is a great menu. If you don’t have a variety of food listed on a well-designed menu, then it can be a real turn-off to customers. A menu that is difficult to navigate can make a huge difference to your bottom line. A menu might not seem like that big of a deal – after all, it’s just a place where you list your food. But, having a thoughtful menu…

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