Most Popular Restaurant Articles in 2018

 In 1. David Scott Peters, SMART Systems

The results are in and our most popular restaurant articles in 2018 are listed below. This blog is a resource for independent restaurant owners, and we appreciate the time you spend reading it and sharing the content with your team.

No. 1 – 7 Simple Ways to Increase Restaurant Sales

No. 2 – 13 Ways Your Expo Should Shine in Your Full-Service Restaurant

No. 3 – Figure Your Restaurant’s Prime Cost

No. 4 – What You Should Cover at Daily Pre-Shift Meetings

No. 5 – What Makes Your Restaurant Different

I update this blog almost weekly, so it’s interesting that among the most popular restaurant articles in 2018 on this blog, some of them have been on the blog for a long time. I consider this proof that no matter how many times people try to reinvent how to run a restaurant, it always comes back to the fundamentals. You must know your numbers, have a budget, use recipe costing cards and have a restaurant management team that supports and enforces the systems. How else is your will done, even when you’re not in the restaurant?

Along with these top five articles, I’d also suggest the following:

  1. Download a free report about budgets – why they’re important and how you can create one for your restaurant.
  2. The one system you must have to survive in the restaurant business – recipe costing cards.
  3. Check out our free webinars on the most important restaurant systems.

Every day I talk to independent restaurant owners who have questions about how to lower food cost, control labor cost, hold their managers accountable and build a reliable team of employees. You are not alone in your quest for answers.

What questions would you like answered in 2019? I’m taking suggestions!

For information that digs deeper than our most popular restaurant articles in 2018, read our free special report, Breaking Away from the Insanity: How to easily take control of your restaurant and make more money. Download it here. Be sure to visit our YouTube channel for more helpful restaurant business management video tips.

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