Successful Restaurant

8 TIPS FOR BUILDING A LONG-TERM RESTAURANT

How do you make it, in the restaurant business, for five years, ten years or longer? Here are eight great tips to help you survive for decades in a tough business: 1. BE READY TO WORK….ALOT Don’t be afraid to work long,

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How do you make it, in the restaurant business, for five years, ten years or longer? Here are eight great tips to help you survive for decades in a tough business: 1. BE READY TO WORK….ALOT Don’t be afraid to work long,

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Reducing Food Waste

6 WAYS TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE

Wasted produce can add ten percent to food costs as it becomes part of the average 150,000 pounds of trash that your restaurant throws out each year. These six tips can help cut those numbers down

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Wasted produce can add ten percent to food costs as it becomes part of the average 150,000 pounds of trash that your restaurant throws out each year. These six tips can help cut those numbers down

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Food safety and accountability in a restaurant setting.

THE COST OF CARELESSNESS

Although I try not to give a food service employee a reason to sabotage my food purposely, how do I know that they are practicing food safety at all?  I’m sure you’ve heard the adage,

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Although I try not to give a food service employee a reason to sabotage my food purposely, how do I know that they are practicing food safety at all?  I’m sure you’ve heard the adage,

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4 Things Successful C-stores Do

4 THINGS SUCCESSFUL C-STORES DO

If you are an owner or a manager, you know full well that one must stay alert and aware of trends, culture and changes in the ever-flexing business of retail convenience.  Here are four things successful

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If you are an owner or a manager, you know full well that one must stay alert and aware of trends, culture and changes in the ever-flexing business of retail convenience.  Here are four things successful

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Posted in C-store Design
Food Service Consulting Opening a Restaurant

5 WAYS TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL RESTAURANT

  So you want to open a restaurant? Great! Here are five key suggestions that will help make it a success!   #1. HIRE A CONSULTANT Every successful venture, from mountain climbing to financial planning to a surprise birthday party

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  So you want to open a restaurant? Great! Here are five key suggestions that will help make it a success!   #1. HIRE A CONSULTANT Every successful venture, from mountain climbing to financial planning to a surprise birthday party

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WHAT WILL BETTER STORE DESIGN MEAN FOR YOU?

Store sales are driven by a positive customer experience.  A big part of creating that customer experience is having a clean, modern and efficient store design that provides effective merchandising and creates that all important positive

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Store sales are driven by a positive customer experience.  A big part of creating that customer experience is having a clean, modern and efficient store design that provides effective merchandising and creates that all important positive

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Riverview High School Cafeteria - Sarasota, FL

SOLVING SPACE CHALLENGES WITH INNOVATIVE DESIGN

During my tenure as a Food Service Consultant, I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Sarasota County School Board in the design of many of their K-12 schools. The first High School Kitchen/Cafeteria project

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During my tenure as a Food Service Consultant, I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Sarasota County School Board in the design of many of their K-12 schools. The first High School Kitchen/Cafeteria project

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Jim Richards (Sr)

WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE A C-STORE DESIGN CONSULTANT?

First of all, let’s define what a C-Store Design Consultant is:  Generally speaking, a C-store design consultant is a professional adviser who, for a defined scope of work and related fee, works as an advocate

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First of all, let’s define what a C-Store Design Consultant is:  Generally speaking, a C-store design consultant is a professional adviser who, for a defined scope of work and related fee, works as an advocate

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Jim Richards (Jr)

WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE A FOOD SERVICE CONSULTANT?

First of all, let’s define what a Food Service Consultant is: Generally speaking, a food service consultant is a professional adviser who, for a defined scope of work and related fee, works as an advocate

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First of all, let’s define what a Food Service Consultant is: Generally speaking, a food service consultant is a professional adviser who, for a defined scope of work and related fee, works as an advocate

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manatee tech culinary kitchen

CUTTING EDGE CULINARY DESIGN FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

One of the most monumental and exciting projects I managed and designed was the Culinary Arts Center and Food Court at the Manatee Technical Institute (Bradenton, FL). The 12,000 square foot Culinary Center included a

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One of the most monumental and exciting projects I managed and designed was the Culinary Arts Center and Food Court at the Manatee Technical Institute (Bradenton, FL). The 12,000 square foot Culinary Center included a

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