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  1. Make Your Profits Grow: In Your Restaurant Garden

    Restaurant gardens are a great way to have maximum control over your inventory, and depending on the size and nature of your garden, they can also play a huge role in your food costs. There are so many advantages to planting your own garden that you might want to consider going above and beyond the typical herb patches that many chefs plant along the side of the building.

    It may take some time to get your garden going, but once you do, you will experience a noticeable decrease in ...
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    Small Business
  2. Profit Strategies: Waste not want not, keep your profit out of the trash

    Small business, independent restaurant owners may sometimes see as little as 1% of revenue as their profit at the end of the year. If there is no plan for controlling waste, that 1% might just end up in the trash or down the drain. Here are four ways to avoid turning your treasure($$$) into trash.


    Transparent trash receptacles
    The first lesson I learned in culinary school, and a good habit to transfer to any food establishment, was to see what is aimed at the trash BEFORE ...
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    small business
  3. Food Delivery: Never Underestimate the Power of the Driver

    I am talking about the delivery driver, the person who brings the food and beverages, fresh to your door, and into the restaurant kitchen, or maybe not, if you are worried about varmints hitching a ride. These employees are often beaten down by sales reps, customers, dispatchers, brokers, customer service managers and executive chefs. They are treated as if they are at the bottom of the pecking order by many, but never, never by me. Hereís why.


    First, delivering product ...
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    small business
  4. Backups OíPlenty: How to Start Backing Up

    Nothing comforts me more business wise than being prepared for every eventuality. That is all things relating to the office, which is primarily my domain in the company. While I havenít completely solved this concern, and truthfully, there are events that are out of my control, for the most part I can rest easy knowing that the company will survive the moderate interruptions in business. From server crashes to data destroying fires, our company information will still be safe and available so ...
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    small business
  5. Loyalty at Its Best

    Employees, like vehicles, in a service based industry like ours, are the backbone of a company. Their loyalty and trust are hard won assets that every business owner should seek to gain and keep from their people. If we didnít have the men working for the company that we do, our reputation and quality would not be as strong as they are. The fact that our men do have faith in the company has helped us all become a family over the years and through that relationship, the company has survived some ...
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