No-nonsense Business Tips, Pt. 1
Happy Monday to everyone. This week I’m going to bring you something I haven’t been doing lately, which is a series of related posts coming throughout the week. This week’s topic: How to Improve Restaurant Business. (You might be thinking that’s always my topic, which is true, but this time I’m going to bring you a series of tips that don’t adhere to a single idea like social media or online marketing, etc.) Over the next week I’m going to break down the following list piece by piece and show you how each tip can be applied at your own business. The list:
1. Understand your market.
2. Familiarize yourself with your competition.
3. Focus on exemplary service.
4. I’ll say it again: cleanliness.
5. Delicious food (duh!)
6. Manage financial waste.
7. Plan out your specials.
8. Could you cater?
9. Market yourself like a pro.
10. Be the best manager you can imagine.
Many of these tips touch on topics we’ve already talked about, sometimes
more than once, but this week I’m going to bring them to you in the simplest, most useful way I can — no sitting around and thinking, just suggestions for action you can take to improve business at your own restaurant, café, food truck, edible things kiosk, what-have-you. I eat out pretty frequently when I have to cash for it, and I’ve seen the struggles restaurants in my area are having just like you might be. By combining insider knowledge with the perspective of a consumer, I hope to bring you some straightforward and easy to apply ideas.
I hope you’ll join me over the next few days and add your own comments and insight to our discussion of the food service business. People have to eat, and so restaurants can make it (even in this tough times) with a little savvy and a lot of passion. I’ll do what I can to help out.
Until Wednesday, leave a comment below or contact us here. Thanks for reading!