Tweet Running a successful, profitable restaurant is just like being a stock broker: you must diversify to minimize risk. This lesson is even more relevant today considering the current economic climate. So, you have a great concept, some popular menu items, and a decent dinner rush. Good. But your profit margins could be better, and [...]
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Tweet Restaurants take heart: change seems to be coming. After two years of declining growth and slowing spending, it appears that consumers are finally going to spend more this holiday season, not less. A flock of reports have been circulating in the retail and food service worlds pointing to positive growth on the horizon for [...]
Tweet This is the first in a series of posts intended to give you a complete guide to HACCP principles. Every week I will post step by step information on each of the 7 HACCP principles. It is recommended that you also consult closely with your local board of health when implementing a HACCP program. [...]
Tweet If you’re in the market for new restaurant equipment, you know that you’re about to spend a good chunk of change. You also know the choice you make is one you’ll have to live with for years to come. That’s why it’s vital to make an informed decision that’s just right for your restaurant [...]
Tweet Keeping a razor edge on your kitchen cutlery helps keep the wheels of your restaurant turning smoothly and efficiently. Sharp knives also improve kitchen safety, since dull blades cause staff to push harder while cutting, increasing the likelihood of slippage. The traditional sharpening steel has been used for years to hone kitchen knives. Unfortunately, [...]
Tweet There’s nothing quite as exciting as watching a busy restaurant’s kitchen gear up for the dinner rush. Every chef and restaurateur knows that thorough preparation is the only way to effectively combat the chaos that is a kitchen during peak dinner rush. And that’s why the kitchen starts prepping hours before the guests arrive. [...]
Tweet A bar spotter, or “nightclub secret shopper,” is a person sent into a bar by the owner or manager to conduct a secret quality control review of bar staff. Spotters carefully observe bartenders and other employees, watching for telltale signs of theft and misconduct. Most spotters were once bartenders themselves, and understand the industry [...]
Tweet So have you jumped on the Twitter bandwagon yet? Or are you sick and tired of hearing about tweets, tweeting, and all other variations of bird noises? Are you wondering what the heck I’m talking about? For those of you who answered “yes” to the last question, you’ve got some catching up to do. [...]
Tweet One area of the restaurant industry we have continually focused on here at The Back Burner is management. I don’t have to tell you that restaurant managers are often overworked and underappreciated, and that’s on top of the stress involved with trying to manage a business in one of the largest and most competitive [...]
Tweet Every restaurant serves coffee. It’s one of those standard beverages that any food service establishment takes for granted: restaurants of all kinds have always served coffee, and will continue to serve it forever. But unlike other standard beverages like Coke or Pepsi that are made by a third party, coffee is almost always brewed [...]
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