For Bigger Tips, Learn to Read Your Tables

Every server’s goal is to earn more tips. No server is getting rich off their hourly wage. Instead of lamenting the typically low hourly rate, embrace the fact that you can give yourself a raise any time. You just have to sharpen your server skills.  The number one thing you can do to get better […]

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Job Benefits Restaurants Can Offer That Are Inexpensive or Free

Restaurants aren’t known for offering job benefits or perks. It’s difficult when profit margins for the industry are often less than 6%, but job benefits are one of the best ways to ensure you keep good employees. Maintaining a low turnover rate means you save money by not having to constantly interview, hire, and train […]

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Why do food trucks fail? – 5 Mistakes to avoid.

More than 60% of restaurants fail within a year of opening. Do you think food trucks do better? Not really. 60% of food trucks also stop operations after their first year. As an aspiring restaurateur, you may be inclined to think food trucks are less expensive to set up and a great way to try […]

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Server Tips: How to Budget When You’re Paid in Cash

It’s difficult to keep track of your money and budget when you take home cash. As a server or even as a bartender, you can leave your shift with $150 in your pocket, and somehow the next day you’ve got a handful of ones, some loose change, and nothing to show for it. There are […]

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2020 New Year’s Resolutions

If your 2020 goal is to quit smoking, eat healthily, or save more and spend less money, the industry is going to tempt you. But don’t let that scare you. Below are some tips to help you overcome the challenges and succeed. QUIT SMOKING Quitting cigarettes or other nicotine products is the best resolution you […]

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