This Week’s Top Reads for the Restaurant Industry

We’ve gathered a collection of some interesting and current restaurant industry articles for you. These articles offer insight into everything from planning for the new year to marketing do’s and don’ts to how the food industry affects our culture.  We hope you’ll enjoy them. Please share any of them or this whole post with your…

5 Ways to Help Your Restaurant Survive The First Five Years

An Ohio State University study found that 60% of restaurants don’t make it a full year in business, and a whopping 80% fail before they reach their fifth birthday. The odds for new restaurants aren’t great. But, the reward for those who are able to dig their heels in and endure, is great.

What’s the Career Path of a Restaurant Manager?

If you like being the host (or life) of the party or if you enjoy bringing people together for a good time, then you’ll enjoy working as a manager in the service industry. The hours can be long, but the rewards are worth it. You’ll form close friendships with your employees and with your patrons. Some of these connections will last a lifetime.

Interview Techniques for the Service Industry

You may be expecting business to pick up now that the holidays are a few weeks behind us. With the expected increase in business, you may find it necessary to increase the size of your staff. Even if you feel you’re fully staffed and ready to go when the customers start to flow in, we…

7 Permits You Must Have Before Opening Your Restaurant

Hey, all! We’re jumping around a bit in our Opening a Restaurant series but, in this case, it’s a good idea. This is a great list put together by Eric Norberg over at Sirvo detailing many of the licenses and permits you’ll need before you open. Read Eric’s full article here. These are high priorities. Quite…

Checking In: Writing Your Simple Restaurant Business Plan

Hello, fellow restaurant operators. This is just a quick update/check in with you. I wanted to see how your first-time business plan writing is going? Status Check. For me, I’ve continued to hone my Business Summary (also known as the Executive Summary). As you may recall, I was keeping it simple with only five things…