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Use Waitstaff Training to Boost Profits

Use Waitstaff Training to Boost Profits

The person who can have the greatest impact on your productivity is the person who just clocked in at four o’clock. Don’t look at her as the server. Look at her as a salesperson who is either maximizing the leads you’ve generated for her (customers who walk in the...

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Use Waitstaff Training to Boost Profits

The person who can have the greatest impact on your productivity is the person who just clocked in at four o’clock. Don’t look at her as the server. Look at her as a salesperson who is either maximizing the leads you’ve generated for her (customers who walk in the...

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Put a Cork In It

Put a Cork In It

Wine has surged in popularity lately, and with that renewed interest comes a more watchful eye on wine etiquette. Make sure your servers not only know the steps to properly opening and serving wine, but have plenty of opportunities to practice these skills before...

Train Servers to Prevent Alcohol Sales to Minors

Train Servers to Prevent Alcohol Sales to Minors

It’s against the law to sell alcohol to minors, but that won’t stop them from trying to purchase it at your restaurant. If they succeed, and your restaurant is caught selling to minors, you and your employees could face fines and potentially a loss of your liquor...

Waitstaff Training: Set the Standards

Waitstaff Training: Set the Standards

We all want to have excellent service in our restaurants, but your standards don’t always align with those of your waitstaff. Be careful and clear when communicating your standards with your staff, as miscommunications can lead to unsatisfactory service and...

Grime Doesn’t Pay – Keep Your Restaurant Clean

Grime Doesn’t Pay – Keep Your Restaurant Clean

It’s hard to keep things clean if you aren’t aware of them. But paying attention doesn’t have to be a full-time job. The important thing is to know when and where to look for cleanliness problems. Your customers care about at least three things: the appearance of your...

Increase Sales with Server Role-Playing Training

Increase Sales with Server Role-Playing Training

Make role-playing part of your pre-shift team meetings and train servers to assume the sale! Servers often determine what a customer orders, so why not be sure that they’re recommending items in the best possible (and profitable) way? Take advantage of role playing to...

Hot Topics for Restaurant Managers

Hot Topics for Restaurant Managers

On the off chance that you have a spare minute to take a break during this busy time of year, check out the hot topics for restaurant managers we’ve been tracking lately. Guest Experience It’s no surprise that restaurant managers and operators are focused on the guest...

Tune In to WII-FM to Increase Server Tips

Tune In to WII-FM to Increase Server Tips

How do you raise guest checks and increase server tips? Tune in to WII-FM! WII-FM is the number one most popular station in the world. Why? Because it means: What’s In It For Me? Adult learners are more likely to listen, and hopefully learn new skills, only after the...

How to Win With Restaurant Training

How to Win With Restaurant Training

“There are three kinds of people in baseball: people who make it happen, people who watch what happens, and people who wonder what happened.” Tommy Lasorda was talking about baseball when he said that famous quote, but the logic behind it applies to the restaurant...

Great Restaurant Marketing Expectations

Great Restaurant Marketing Expectations

You should avoid promising in your restaurant marketing materials what your operation can't deliver consistently. It's impossible to create guest loyalty if you're in the habit of building up expectations only to pull the rug out from under guests once you get them in...

6 Things You Can Do to Prevent Credit Card Fraud

6 Things You Can Do to Prevent Credit Card Fraud

Credit card fraud is a scary topic for consumers. For restaurant owners, it’s a nightmare. Consumers pay for restaurant meals with credit or debit cards more than any other method. As card usage continues to go up, so does the risk of fraud. Credit card fraud can...

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