Training Your Staff to Upsell & Drive Up Check Average

August is notoriously a slow month in the restaurant business. People are on vacation and spending more time grilling out in their own backyards. While there are ways to try and increase traffic to your restaurant, you can also adopt the strategy of working to get the most out of the customers who do stop by. Training your staff to upsell items is an easy way to drive up the check average and increase sales during slow periods. With a little training, your team can become experts salespeople, which will also translate into bigger tips for them.

In Bar Management, Staff Training, Controlling Costs, Restaurant Operations

How to Drive Incremental Traffic During the Slow Season

Unless your restaurant is located in a busy summer vacation destination, July and August can be notoriously slow months. People are busy traveling and enjoying the weather with backyard barbecues instead of eating out at their local restaurants. While you might not be able to drastically increase traffic to your restaurant, there are some steps you can take to bring in more patrons during this slow season.

In Bar Management, Restaurant Operations

eBook: Finding Hidden Money in your Bar

[eBook]: Free Money is Hiding in your Bar (Learn How to Find it!)

You throw on an old jacket and discover $50 in the pocket – free money! In reality, of course, that $50 is money that you earned but couldn’t enjoy because it was hidden away from you.

In Resources, Restaurant Operations

[EBOOK] Top 7 Employment Laws you are Probably Breaking (or you are about to!)

[eBook]: Top 7 Employment Laws you are Probably Breaking (or you are about to!)

Employment law is dangerously complex. Managing a bar or restaurant with locations in multiple states means you have to follow different rules in different locations. The complexity is enormous and is compounded by the fact that these laws are constantly changing.

In Resources, Restaurant Operations

How to Become a Multi-Location Bar Owner

You put in the hard work and long hours, and your bar has become a success. While most people would sit back, catch their breath and enjoy the moment, your mind is already focused on opening a second and third location. Your friends and family may be questioning your sanity, but we certainly applaud your ambition. However, before you make another huge commitment, there are some important topics to consider. Here is what you need to think about before you decide to become a multi-location bar owner:

In Restaurant Operations

4 Ways to Take Your Restaurant to the Next Level

In today’s unpredictable economy, many restaurant owners are in need of a jolt - something that doesn’t only attract new customers, but will also want to make existing customers come back every time. There are many elements that affect the overall value of your restaurant, from marketing and the menu to hygiene and technology. It’s important to take all these features into account when you’re trying to improve your business. There are of course many potential ways you can achieve growth, some of which we will discuss in this article.

In Restaurant Marketing, Restaurant Operations