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How Minimum Wage Increases Affect Your Restaurant – And What to Do About It

August 4, 2015

Minimum wage increases are all the rage today in places like Seattle and Los Angeles, where local governments are phasing in a $15-an-hour minimum for labor over the next few years. While some can look forward to a slightly bigger paycheck, restaurant owners and employees alike are concerned about what these increases will do to their industry. In June, the Wall Street Journal estimated that profit margins for restaurants in cities or states with rising minimum wages could shrink by one to four percentage points, based on a study by Moody’s Investors Service. Now, minimum wage staff typically don’t make up most of a restaurant’s team. So why the lost profits? Moody’s says that employers will probably introduce across-the-board raises to keep veteran workers happy and maintain theContinue Reading …

10 Steps to Create a Critical Inventory System

February 11, 2015

Restaurant managers know that after labor, food costs are the largest expense on your balance sheet. This means that monitoring inventory is extremely important for controlling costs and keeping your business in the black. Managers are choosing inventory systems that can be updated constantly and even anticipate when new supplies need to be ordered. These 10 steps to create a critical inventory system are a guide for restaurant managers to keeping your shelves stocked and your restaurant running smoothly. After all, if your cooks run out of eggs, the ‘yolk’ is on you! 10 Steps to Create a Critical Inventory System 1) Start From Scratch. If you are a new restaurant manager, taking over a new restaurant, or instituting new inventory policies, it’s aContinue Reading …

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