Amazines Free Article Archive - Saturday, August 08, 2020
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133392)
 Advice (161102)
 Affiliate Programs (34743)
 Art and Culture (73739)
 Automotive (145693)
 Blogs (75152)
 Boating (9843)
 Books (17221)
 Buddhism (4127)
 Business (1329038)
 Business News (426355)
 Business Opportunities (366319)
 Camping (10966)
 Career (72751)
 Christianity (15847)
 Collecting (11638)
 Communication (115067)
 Computers (241951)
 Construction (38976)
 Consumer (49683)
 Cooking (17065)
 Copywriting (6606)
 Crafts (18205)
 Cuisine (7543)
 Current Affairs (20413)
 Dating (45787)
 EBooks (19689)
 E-Commerce (48219)
 Education (185300)
 Electronics (83506)
 Email (6405)
 Entertainment (159864)
 Environment (28937)
 Ezine (3039)
 Ezine Publishing (5449)
 Ezine Sites (1550)
 Family & Parenting (110920)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196417)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11844)
 Feng Shui (131)
 Finance & Investment (310467)
 Fitness (106332)
 Food & Beverages (62909)
 Free Web Resources (7939)
 Gambling (30227)
 Gardening (25144)
 Government (10527)
 Health (629816)
 Hinduism (2206)
 Hobbies (44054)
 Home Business (91572)
 Home Improvement (251326)
 Home Repair (46163)
 Humor (4832)
 Import - Export (5453)
 Insurance (45130)
 Interior Design (29580)
 International Property (3485)
 Internet (190997)
 Internet Marketing (146421)
 Investment (22840)
 Islam (1167)
 Judaism (1356)
 Law (80568)
 Link Popularity (4595)
 Manufacturing (20847)
 Marketing (98904)
 MLM (14136)
 Motivation (18217)
 Music (27012)
 New to the Internet (9495)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129640)
 Organizing (7803)
 Party Ideas (11857)
 Pets (38066)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12681)
 Public Speaking (5635)
 Publishing (7526)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126636)
 Recreation & Leisure (95356)
 Relationships (87570)
 Research (16162)
 Sales (80330)
 Science & Technology (110251)
 Search Engines (23486)
 Self Improvement (153125)
 Seniors (6236)
 Sexuality (35945)
 Small Business (49307)
 Software (83013)
 Spiritual (23475)
 Sports (116108)
 Tax (7659)
 Telecommuting (34066)
 Travel & Tourism (307764)
 UK Property Investment (3121)
 Video Games (13428)
 Web Traffic (11736)
 Website Design (56838)
 Website Promotion (36587)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35783)
Author Spotlight

Hi,I am a freelance writer, blogger and digital marketing professional. To find my updated contents,...more

Shovon Joarder has been working as Freelance Marketing Project Manager for over four years. He also ...more

I'm Ellisen, nice to meet you! Obviously you're here because you want to know who I am. Wel...more

Marvell Lawson is an author, professional speaker, and communication coach who works with individual...more

Devid Hussain is an expert author who writes on various topics with an interesting pitch. He keeps w...more

Avoid Restaurant Failure With These 6 Prescriptions - Hospitality Expert Witness by Howard Cannon

Article Author Biography
Avoid Restaurant Failure With These 6 Prescriptions - Hospitality Expert Witness by
Article Posted: 10/31/2013
Article Views: 416
Articles Written: 19
Word Count: 732
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Avoid Restaurant Failure With These 6 Prescriptions - Hospitality Expert Witness

Business,Food & Beverages,Small Business
Sadly, most failing restaurants - regardless of style, type, size or location, have some very similar symptoms that lead directly to their undoing. There are, however, certain “prescriptions” you can use upfront, hopefully before you need them, so you can avoid your business's demise and won't have to risk going belly up.

Rx #1 – Get off the Mountain Top:

Get out of your office and onto the floor! Stop making up excuses for not running the kitchen or the dining room. Get off the “mountain top” and go where the action is before bleeding sales and anemic profits knock you off your perch. This tends to be a common ailment afflicting many failing restaurants.

These owners and operators are unfocused, disconnected, and, frankly, lazy. In the beginning, they were engaged in the day-to-day operating of the restaurant, but somewhere along the path, they veered off into, “I have arrived, and I do not need to run the place.” If an owner continues with this sort of “hands-off” approach, the restaurant will be hard to repair without some serious outside intervention.

Rx #2 – Keep Score:

Every time I hear anyone in a competitive endeavor say, “we don’t keep score” or “it’s not about winning or losing”, I immediately realize I’m in the presence of someone who will most likely never get ahead and who will most certainly deliver mediocre results. Show me a restaurant that doesn’t track numbers from sales to food cost, and from check average to labor percentage, and I will show you a restaurant that has a miserable level of performance and is either losing its shirt or leaving a ton of money sitting on the operating table.

Numbers tell the majority of the story. Management that doesn’t track numbers must be either replaced or the situation resolved.

Rx #3 – Hit the Numbers:

Set a standard for every number you track. Find out what others in your particular industry sector are doing. The National Restaurant Association and many other sources offer up all kinds of information about industry averages and trends.

Become a sponge for information so that you know what you are doing, what you want to be doing, and what you are capable of doing as it comes to nearly every line item in your business. Demand that everyone on your staff have zero tolerance for lost profits, and let the entire team know where you stand and what they can do to improve the restaurant's standing.

Rx #4 – Pinch Pennies:

Getting customers to hand you their hard-earned money is much more difficult than most people think. Even once they hand you their cash for that hamburger and fries, you need to do a lot of things right to turn those few dollars into a few pennies of profit for you. You must be frugal to the point of being cheap if you expect to make a profit in this business. Consider every penny that you spend for every item that you buy for a 90-day period. You will be shocked how much money you waste. Determine if the item is a “want-to-have” or a “need-to-have” and the actual return on investment for that item. Regardless of the economy, if you can’t pinch pennies, you won’t make dollars.

Rx #5 – Take a “Gut Check”:

Be honest with yourself about your enthusiasm for running the restaurant. You say the right things, but many times, you don’t seem to act on them. Your business demands passion, desire, and intensity, and your employees and customers deserve it. Take a “gut check,” and analyze whether or not your heart is really in running your business before it’s too late.

Rx #6 – Celebrate Making Money! You are a for-profit restaurant, after all! Get deeply involved in all the different ways that you can honestly and ethically make money in your restaurant, and once profits are achieved celebrate the results. Get the entire team involved in your money-making initiatives. Employees with a passion for the business will certainly have ideas on how to cut costs, drive sales, and put more money in the bank.

By using these six “prescriptions” in day-to-day management of your business, your restaurant will receive the special attention and care it needs to stay healthy and profitable.

Related Articles - Hospitality Expert Witness, Howard Cannon, Alcohol and Dram Shop Expert, Alcohol Expert Witness, Dram Shop Expert Witness, Restaurant Premises Liabili,

Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.


Do you Agree or Disagree? Have a Comment? POST IT!

 Reader Opinions 
Submit your comments and they will be posted here.
Make this comment or to the Author only:
*Your email will NOT be posted. This is for administrative purposes only.
Comments: *Your Comments WILL be posted to the AUTHOR ONLY if you select PRIVATE and to this PUBLIC PAGE if you select PUBLIC, so write accordingly.
Please enter the code in the image:

 Author Login 
Register for Author Account


Advertiser Login


   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  


Great Paranormal Romance


Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more

I am not a writer nor am I trying to become a writer. I am an average person with average intelligen...more

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more

I have been involved in nutrition and weight management for over 12 years and I like to share my kn...more

Author of Wrestler/That Dog Hunts; Available at the Kindle Store ...more

Michael Mifsud was a House of Commons Commonwealth correspondent at the age of 16. He published Brit...more

Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media...more

Demonstrated exceptional leadership in the government and private sector at an executive level. Skil...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2020, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from under the GNU FDL license