Article by Alex Dane
The following tips on how to manage a restaurant should serve as a road map each day you open your restaurant.
If you run a restaurant, you can give testimony to the considerable time pressure in a multitasking environment, and this year of 2010 in this current economic environment, a mistake can injure of kill your business.
Why It Is Not Such A Simple Task To Manage A Restaurant
Unlike accountants, lawyers, engineers whom cannot make quick decisions based on a little information, restaurateurs who have to operate a restaurant in real-time is often a restaurant to make quick decisions.
There are so many moving components involved in the day-to-day operation of a restaurant that sorting the most important things to do and taking care of them can be a big challenge even to the best managers or owners managing their own restaurant.
So what can you do to manage your large things to do on a daily basis and do it consistently efficiently on a regular basis every day you are open.
Tips On How To Manage A Restaurant
One way for you to ensure that what you see as a restaurant owner and your managers and employees do not see is to bridge the gap between you them is to immediately implement the regular frequent use of a custom-made checklists you create that everyone has to follow.
They help you remember so you do not forget, as long as follow the checklist that you create everyday of the week, you have now created a system with no room for mistakes since they all to be checked off as you complete each task.
It helps you by keeping you on track consistently and efficiently on all tasks that need to get done every day. The better checklists are very precise and includes a schedule of what to check but when to check it out.
Checklist Types You Can Create
* Restaurant opening checklist
* Restaurant closing checklist
* Restaurant shift change checklist
* Restaurant receiving checklist
* Restaurant storage checklist
* Restaurant preparation checklist
* Restaurant cleaning checklist
* Restaurant monthly accounting checklist
* Restaurant customer service checklist
* Restaurant equipment checklist
* Restaurant bathroom checklist
The above checklists will help you organize your self better, give you a road map that you can visually see and refer you to what roads, exits or entrances to use.
Much like a GPS navigational system that helps navigate you to your destination by telling where to get off or where to make a right turn or left turn.
The same is with your checklist it will give precise step by step instructions to you and your employees on how to get every thing you are supposed to do exactly the same way every day, resulting in a much more cost efficient restaurant management system.
If your manager is held responsible to hold his crew responsible for using the checklist and then submitting it back to the owner for review, it will all of a sudden become a very serious matter when others know that the owner reviews them for completion and inspection.
Bonus Checklist Note:
If by chance you are opening a restaurant then you too will need a checklist to follow before you open your restaurant.
* Checklist for opening a restaurant
* Restaurant insurance checklist
These simple tips on how to manage a restaurant could be responsible for saving you money, increasing your revenue, reducing your operating expenses because you are running a tight ship with no room to forget things to do.
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