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Break-Even Point: A Restaurant’s Most Important Calculation

By Ben Beddow | November 16, 2021

A restaurant’s revenue stream fluctuates, in somewhat of a predictable fashion, throughout the year, from month to month, and through the week. Continuing to run a successful business whilst contending with this endlessly moving target is one of the magic tricks every successful restaurant owner and…

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Training Your Employees for Everyone’s Success

By Ben Beddow | November 1, 2021

Being understaffed is, unfortunately, not an adage that restaurant managers are unfamiliar with. It seems that -especially in the current moment- we are perpetually on the lookout for new hires. The turnover rate in the hospitality business has always been one of the highest in the nation, hitting almost…

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The Power of Mocktails

By Ben Beddow | October 15, 2021

Over the past few years the sales of low and no alcohol products in off-premise locations have been steadily rising. A September 2021 report showed that off-premise sales of low and no alcohol drinks had a sales lift of 10.4% last year, and the main takeaway…

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What is Menu Engineering?

By Ben Beddow | October 2, 2021

It is an old yet true adage that “restaurants run on thin margins”. Every advantage that a restaurant can score itself is a point to the home team and means that margins are a little safer than they were yesterday. One lens through which cost optimization is …

Increasing A Restaurant’s Average Check

By Ben Beddow | September 18, 2021

Average Check is a great metric through which to view a restaurant’s finances when trying to boost a location’s revenue. What’s more, working to increase the average check in a restaurant requires minimal monetary investment. Increasing check averages means…

How to Improve Employee Retention

By Ben Beddow | September 5, 2021

There’s the growth of takeout and delivery service, menu innovation like in-app ordering, bussing your own tables, and futuristic technological innovations such as bartending robots and intelligent burger flipping machines; but employees are always going…