Restauranttopia: A Show Local Independent Restaurants

Restauranttopia: A Show Local Independent Restaurants

We love locally owned independent restaurants. These businesses build strong communities by linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships. The more the independent restaurants are thriving, the healthier the community will be! We want to help restaurant owners and operators hone their competitive edge through effective marketing and business practices. Restauranttopia focuses on all things related to restaurant management and operations from hosts David Ross, Brian Seitz, and chef Anthony Hamilton. We feature interviews and restaurant success stories, along with insights on cost control, marketing, management and personnel issues. Tune in for marketing ideas and tactics from restaurant business experts, gathered from lessons from restaurants around the US.

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July 17, 2021 22 min

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Episode 65 Drive More Revenue by Making  Your Restaurant More Family-Friendly

 

Is your restaurant family-friendly? Children are often making the restaurant selection for the family. The days of seen and not heard are over. The decision-maker in the family is now the children. What better super fan promoter can you have than kid's clamoring to eat at your restaurant?

 

Families frequent places that have creative ways to make pa...

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Show Notes: https://restauranttopia.com/episode-62-hospitality-101-with-aunt-polly-and-cousin-anna/

At 92 and 86 years young respectively, Polly and Anna still entertain friends and family more than often, and in fact, Polly only aspires to have a full table of smiling faces. It’s that pleasing people that drives her…that service and that tending to others’ needs for her own satisfaction. At some point, most of us were fueled by t...

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War for Talent in a Post Pandemic World

Show Notes: https://restauranttopia.com/episode-60-the-war-for-talent-in-a-post-pandemic-world/

Labor Shortage Defined:

  • Simply put: Employers in the restaurant sector cannot find workers to perform the job at the current wages they’re offering. 
  • Wages do not necessarily mean $
  • Labor Shortage Causation:

    Outlook:       

    Tactics:

     Pro Tips (Courtesy of Chuck Helden, Professional Recruiter and F...

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    Listen to this Episode of Restauranttopia for Pro Tips from Bret Roth to make your patio amazing.

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    Show Notes: https://restauranttopia.com/episode-59-pro-tips-for-an-amazing-patio-season/

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    On this week's episode, we have Josh Lang of Pink Cloud Media. Josh cut his teeth in Las Vegas but started from humble beginnings with his first job at McDonald's as a 15-year-old in Milan, Ohio. Josh talks about how your restaurant can open in a new location. Whether it’s across town or across the country, Josh gives you great tips on how to successfully open your next unit.

     

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    Episode 57: What you need to know about the SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

     

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    Relief is finally here!!! Funds have been made available by the Small Business Administration (SBA) through the $28.6B Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). As funds are limited, we encourage you to learn more and submit your application today...

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    Listen to Brian Seitz and Pablo Lopez to help you enhance the customer experience, train your staff and design your coffee menu to drive bigger ticket sizes.

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    https://restauranttopia.com/episode-56-your-restaurant-can-increase-ticket-size-with-dessert-and-coffee-sales/

    Your Restaurant Can Increase Ticket Size with Dessert and Coffee Sales. How to increase ticket size at your restaurant? A great technique for boosting profits is to increase the average order amount per customer. In this episode, we show you easy and simple ways to wow your customers with desserts and coffee. Each additio...

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    https://restauranttopia.com/episode-54-how-to-price-your-restaurant-menu-properly-long-term/

     

    How to price menu properly… Long Term.

    Your menu is your #1 marketing piece and should be updated to reflect new trends, fresh ideas and be costed and priced properly for adequate profit.  As Paul Saginaw from Zingerman’s says “It is irresponsible to not make a profit.”

  • Food Cost your menu: Amazing how many restaurateurs don’t know their...
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    https://restauranttopia.com/episode-55-put-the-salary-on-the-job-post/

     

    Labor is one of the biggest costs that operators have to manage and contend with.  Given this, it is no secret that cutting costs in this department are ubiquitous. 

    Strategies such as clever schedules, phase-outs, breaks, menu pricing and cross-training are all recommended and welcome.  For a manager, this ideal can become somewhat of a sport and maybe even ...

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    Show Notes: https://restauranttopia.com/episode-53-issues-with-the-supply-chain-have-a-great-effect-on-your-restaurant/

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    How many of your staff work in the Marketing & PR department of your company?  The answer should be – all of them.  Most customers coming to dine in at your restaurant or picking up food to go may never meet the owner, chef, etc.  Their entire impression of your company could be formed by who served them, talked with them, etc.  I...

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    March 22, 2021 25 min

    Jocko Willink's methods for success were born in the SEAL Teams, where he spent most of his adult life, enlisting after high school and rising through the ranks to become the commander of the most highly decorated special operations unit of the war in Iraq. In Discipline Equals Freedom, the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Extreme Ownership describes how he lives that mantra: the mental and physical disciplines he impo...

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    They Make 100’s of Decisions When You Are Not Around

    Every, single one of us makes hundreds, if not thousands, of decisions daily.  The quality of decision typically dictates the outcome of how our day progresses, or at least until we hit the next intersection.   

    As a leader, you are typically more advanced in both experience and quality of decision-making as a result of you learning throughout the years.  Even with this, we ...

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    There are many things that challenge a restaurant owner.  We wanted to take some time to narrow it down to what we feel the top Challenges (or as we like to call, Opportunities) are in the restaurant industry as we see it.  Each of these could be their own “Super Episode” and we may just do that in the future. 

    https://restauranttopia.com/episode-49-3-challenges-that-face-restaurants-and-how-to-handle/

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