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Food cost too high? Here’s what to do

2018-02-26T19:16:42-07:00February 6th, 2018|

With minimum wage going up again, your labor costs have likely skyrocketed. If you’re a client of mine or read my blog, you know I have all kinds of tips for controlling your labor costs. But labor isn’t the only expense factoring into your bottom line. If you own a restaurant, you know that your

WTF are you doing?? – 8 questions to ask before you decide to open a restaurant

2018-01-11T12:21:27-07:00January 11th, 2018|

You already know that opening a restaurant is a labor of love. But if statistics say anything, it’s also a lesson in futility. These show that 60 percent of restaurants close within the first year, and 80 percent in the first five years. While those numbers are grossly inflated (most of the research I’ve seen

We’re Screwed! Or Are We?

2018-01-12T09:19:30-07:00December 5th, 2017|

2018 is here, and that means another minimum wage increase is hitting the California restaurant Industry. We all knew the increase was coming, but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. With the current minimum at $11 an hour, profit margins, which are already razor thin, are now poised to take an even

Harassment? Seriously? Enough Already!

2017-11-05T20:00:17-07:00November 5th, 2017|

Can you believe it’s 2017 and we’re still talking about sexual harassment and gender equality? It’s as if human evolution is taking a lunch break. Of course it’s the reports from Hollywood that seem to be getting most of the press, and as horrible as these stories are, the sad truth is that it’s not