Restaurant Tips for Any Restaurant
Restaurant Tips for Any Restaurant
It is hard to be an original restaurant that can be popular, reasonably priced, run correctly, and make a large profit. There are employees to hire and deal with, restaurant supplies to consider, menus to create, food to cook, and people to seat. And, there are tons of variables in the advertising world that sometimes can not be controlled. Then there are fads. Sometimes people want carbs. Sometimes they want fats. Sometimes they avoid both as if they were the plague! And, fickle customers can change their desires at any moment, even in the middle of placing an order. Not to mention, in the modern, technologically advanced era there are websites to consider. With all of this, it is hard to get a handle on your restaurant. Here are some basic hints to make your restaurant more profitable and better.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Over Portioning – employees have a bad habit of taking the easy way out. Mainly, if a customer asks for a condiment or a refill, or any small item, your employee will fill up the container to the top. This can be very wasteful, especially if your customer wanted 5 dips of ketchup and got an entire bowl of it. All of this is very expensive. Stop it now by setting up exact protocols for what to do when your customers request certain items.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Minimum Wage – the minimum wage line is the LOWEST you can go, not what you should go. When you pay someone the minimum wage you are basically saying that you don’t want to pay them anything at all but the law requires you to. Trust me; no one wants to work if they don’t feel appreciated and needed. So pay your employees a decent wage; they are the most important part of your company, capable of pleasing even unhappy guests.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Hiring – when you are looking for employees, I am sure that you are not looking for someone who will quit in 3 days due to a problem with the law. However, the everyday person looking at your ads will not know that. Specify your ads towards the type of people you are looking to hire! If a certain degree of competency is required from your employee, set a bar on the ad. Make your life easier by limiting the amount of applicants you receive.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Think Long Term – well, think long term about everything, but this is mainly about your plates and glasses. There is always a conflict between cost and durability. A $25 plate might look very, very nice, but when do you have to replace it? Good china typically is less durable then everyday china (and also more expensive). When comparing a $10 and $25 plate, you are not just looking at the cost for one plate, but also for the amount the replacements will cost.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Internet – you need a website, no doubt about it. There are many reasons for this. First, it provides great, easily accessed information about your restaurant for all of your customers and employees. Second, it is FREE ADVERTISING because people can search for your restaurant on google.com and the such. Third, many other restaurants have websites, leaving you in the dust. Finally, it is very easy and inexpensive to have you own website, so there is really no negative to it.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Vitrify it – when buying china, insist that it is vitrified. Vitrified plates are extremely smooth because the clay has no pores. If it is NOT vitrified it will collect moisture, forcing you to replace it sooner than you would otherwise.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Plating – some of the older traditions are being changed. We are moving forward into a world where customers want everything BIGGER, plates, cups, glassware. That doesn’t mean you need to fill it up completely, but the “Wow!” factor really comes into play when you serve your food on bigger china plates.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->American – apparently the recent trends are also moving away from extremely bright white plates to “American” white, so keep that in mind as well.
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