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  • Operations Manual
    Wages Salaries Training Recruitment Retention Workplace Safety Business Finance Accounting Business Plans Success Stories Franchising Business Strategy Buyers Guide Restaurants Canada Buyers Guide Q Would you enter into a promotional partnership with other local businesses Link Click here Diane Chiasson Chris Elliott Roger Mittag Janine Windsor Devon Peart Chad Finkelstein Kristin Menas Liana Robberecht Jordan Knox Go Operations Manual Operations Manuals An Operations Manual is the road map for a

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  • Menu Costing
    enter into a promotional partnership with other local businesses Link Click here Diane Chiasson Chris Elliott Roger Mittag Janine Windsor Devon Peart Chad Finkelstein Kristin Menas Liana Robberecht Jordan Knox Go Menu Costing The cost of catering In this article we re going to look at how to correctly price a menu for an off site catered event It s the No 1 way restaurant owners lose money when catering But before we do let me emphasize how important Four steps to an effective pricing strategy that can add thousands to your restaurant s bottom line Here is some perspective on how to review your pricing strategy against your true direct competitors Your pricing strategy is having a larger effect than you might realize on your revenues and more importantly Getting started with your menu makeover A menu makeover is the strategy of maximizing the profitability and effectiveness of your number one sales tool the menu by selling the best money making menu items while providing great Ten tips to better pricing Pricing is one of the most powerful yet underutilized strategies available to businesses Illustrating the power of pricing using data from the Margin management Grow your margins with

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  • Cost Control
    can make you a better restaurant operator They can help you increase revenue and profitability or control costs problem solve and create strategy plans Simulations provide rapid Keys to managing your food costs Many clients I work with from chains to independent operators are always looking for advice on how to better manage the two largest and most important input costs in the restaurant industry labour and One surprising thing that powers Canadian restaurants Whether dine in or quick serve in bustling downtown or a small town it is creativity excellence passion efficiency service and one more thing hot water that drive a successful establishment Avoid spoiled food with thorough inventory control As a restaurant owner the health and safety of your customers and your business is paramount Whether you own a cozy café or several steakhouses across the country food spoilage can cause Seven tips to improve your restaurant s inventory management How many dollars does your business throw into the dumpster every year A head of lettuce or a pound of hamburger might not seem like much but every month they add up to a big pile of dollar bills Five ways to harness bargaining power when negotiating

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  • Business Plans
    I compare them to walking the game aisle at a carnival with a half dozen independent operators shouting at you to pop a balloon or throw a ball Seven rules to successfully open a restaurant Opening a new restaurant from scratch is a lot more complicated than you think My parents had a restaurant together and later on my mother opened a small bakery From my years of helping Five principles in creating a business plan Plans bring thoughts and people together Without a plan a business is a little like a driver without a map at the end of the day a destination will be reached but it may not be the intended one A legal overview of dealing with food delivery aggregators The restaurant industry has no shortage of food delivery aggregators to choose from when operators want to embrace innovative methods of getting more products to more customers in less time Legal aspects to consider when your restaurant is running a contest Contests and sweepstakes are great promotional tools for your business but if your restaurant is running one there are some things you definitely need to know Under the Criminal Code of Canada Top 10 tips

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  • Franchising
    disclosure documents Successful franchising is all about consistency and uniformity but creating that experience for a customer no matter where they are located does not happen by accident A franchisor has to exercise a Update on Ontario s menu labelling laws Laws that require certain restaurants to publish certain nutritional information concerning their menus are rooted in two main policy objectives reduce childhood obesity and reduce healthcare costs International expansion Growing your restaurant beyond Canada s border These days everyone seems to be asking the same question about expanding their restaurant businesses going international Whether it s the United States European countries or Will my franchised restaurant make money How much money can I make That seems like a fair enough question for a franchisee to ask of a franchisor After all the franchisee will be paying a healthy premium for the right to open a Looking for American restaurant brands to bring to Canada Read this first What can you expect if you want to franchise a U S brand domestically It might go without saying but the more popular the franchise the more likely the initial franchise fee will be higher You should not Four important issues with

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  • Restaurant Central > Business & Finance > Business Strategy
    on my mother opened a small bakery From my years of helping Five principles in creating a business plan Plans bring thoughts and people together Without a plan a business is a little like a driver without a map at the end of the day a destination will be reached but it may not be the intended one Four ways loyalty marketing can turn your customers into regulars As a restaurant owner you likely see social media s potential for customer engagement and generating new leads through sharing Social media is powerful But it s just a single marketing channel Legal aspects to consider when your restaurant is running a contest Contests and sweepstakes are great promotional tools for your business but if your restaurant is running one there are some things you definitely need to know Under the Criminal Code of Canada How to build a loyalty marketing program for your restaurant in four easy steps You ve got the ideal location you offer great food and service at competitive prices and customer visits are fairly steady But it still may not be enough to drive the level of repeat business you need to succeed in When it comes to assessing your promos slow and thoughtful wins the race Most restaurants have a pretty good idea what their best selling menu items are often what the restaurant is known for or the items that receive the most positive feedback But beyond this many Food truck phenomenon Owners weigh in on the risks and rewards of food truck operations Despite the recent food truck fascination in Hollywood and on television these rolling restaurants have actually been trundling around the North American foodservice landscape for many years From the International expansion Growing your restaurant beyond Canada s border These days everyone

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  • Industry News
    Boston Pizza is helping Canadians open their hearts with its 24th annual heart shaped pizza fundraising campaign On Ventura Foods acquires the sauce and condiment business of Wing s Food Products of Canada Ventura Foods a leading US based manufacturer of custom and branded sauces dressings and food oils announced that it has completed the acquisition of the sauces and condiments business of National poll on Super Bowl eating and viewing habits confirms Pizza remains top choice in 2016 A Leger poll conducted from January 18 to January 21 confirms that pizza is the preferred food choice for Canadians who watched the Super Bowl at a private residence Forty one per cent of Canadians Thirty three restaurants awarded CAA AAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings CAA South Central Ontario CAA SCO unveils 33 restaurants in southern Ontario that have earned coveted spots on the CAA AAA Four and Five Diamond Award list for 2016 Coming events at Flanagan Foodservice Flanagan Foodservice has had to change the date of their Kitchener spring food show Previously expected to be held on Tuesday April 5th from 9 00 a m to 5 00 p m the show will now be held New Karaage

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  • Would you enter into a promotional partnership with other local businesses?
    Canada Buyers Guide Q Would you enter into a promotional partnership with other local businesses Link Click here Diane Chiasson Chris Elliott Roger Mittag Janine Windsor Devon Peart Chad Finkelstein Kristin Menas Liana Robberecht Jordan Knox Go Leave a comment Would you enter into a promotional partnership with other local businesses Previous polls Does your restaurant have a direct mail program Do you provide allergy training for your employees Have you ever renovated your restaurant How often do you update your restaurant s decor How often do you update your menu How do you hire the right employees for your restaurant How effective are your social media pages at promoting your restaurant Does your restaurant charge guests a fee for missing reservations Does your restaurant have a strategy for purchasing local food Does your restaurant offer happy hour specials Does your restaurant purify its water in house Does your restaurant have a strategy to target Generation Z Has your restaurant enhanced its coffee or tea offerings this year Has your restaurant simplified its menu in the last year Does your restaurant have a smartphone marketing strategy Does your restaurant produce in house charcuterie or cured meats Does your restaurant have

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