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Restaurant Startup & Growth … Because Being Profitable Should Always Be a ‘Hot Trend’ in the Restaurant Business.

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RESTAURANT STARTUP & GROWTH magazine is dedicated to presenting the BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES in all aspects of running an independent restaurant business. Founded in 2003, Restaurant Startup & Growth magazine is owned by RS&G, LLC, a subsidiary of Specialized Publications Company, Inc. of Kansas City, Missouri, and is the official magazine of RestaurantOwner.com.

AT THE TOP OF THE MENU THIS MONTH… Customer complaints are inevitable … or are they?  In our January cover feature, we review the systems and techniques to address and Jan15coverbetter yet — prevent – customer dissatisfaction. If complaints are frequent in your restaurant, maybe it’s time for you to implement systems to prevent them.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR… romanceAs Valentine’s Day approaches, love is in the air. Quick tips for maximize business on this important day for restaurants and a more detailed article on maximizing special holidays in general. And – while we’re on the subject of love – how to help keep employee romances from becoming big legal headaches in your operation.

THE RESTAURANT OWNER’S LIFE… Good BusinessLate-night insights, random musings and ironic humor on the never-ending challenges of independent restaurant ownership by the editors of Restaurant Startup & Growth.  A blog…

JohnSergiFAST FIVE… Think wine! John Sergi, chief design officer for Centerplate, talks to Restaurant Startup & Growth about boosting wine sales in the independent restaurant. RobsonStartup: The next generation. Stephani Robson teaches some of the best and brightest hospitality management students in the country at Cornell University. In turn, these young future operators provide her with an education on how their generation looks at the restaurant business and what they hope to offer their peers.

MENU MAKEOVER… menuMenu engineering basics: How to make your menu your top salesperson. If you consider your menu simply a decorative price list, you’re grossly underestimating its value. A menu is your most powerful merchandising tool. Everything that makes your restaurant special and profitable flows from the pages of your menu — your atmosphere, concept, pricing and cost-control strategy, and service ethic. Couple an effective menu with a well-trained service staff that interacts effectively with guests and you’ve got a winning combination. Here are the basics… MenuMistakesIf your menu is broke, fix it! Here are 10 menu design mistakes you might be making in your restaurant and how to fix them…

PurpleCowMARKETING MATTERS… What’s your purple cow? You knew going into this business as a restaurant startup that the restaurant market is crowded with competition. What is it about your restaurant that puts it in a class of its own? Here are ways to differentiate your independent restaurant...

SpecialsCHEF TRAINING AND KITCHEN MANAGEMENT… Menu ‘specials’ can develop and transform your menu. There is a reason your guests want to know about the specials. Using them more effectively to create interest that drives repeat patronage and profits…

OperatorsGENERAL MANAGEMENT… You have a good restaurant. Now, turn it into a great business. There’s a lot of truth in the statement, “opening a restaurant is the easy part, the real challenge is making money at it.” Turn your good restaurant into a great business...

busy kitchenWhy do some restaurants fail? It is important for independent operators to evaluate the risk factors for restaurant startup failure in light of their own businesses, and correct problems before they become fatal. Here are some key reasons restaurants fail, and how to avoid their problems...

 


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USARThe quality and expertise of  Restaurant Startup & Growth’s content has been recognized by industry leaders, including the National Restaurant Association. Our staff edited the most recent version of the Uniform System of Accounts for Restaurants, the benchmark accounting and financial reference in the U.S. restaurant industry.


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