Visually Check-in Orders

By David Scott Peters

www.therestaurantexpert.com

Are you sure you’re not getting stiffed at the back door? The world is full of honest people, but there are the few that ruin it for everyone. Delivery drivers are no exception. If you’re not itemizing your deliveries, then you have no one to blame but yourself if you come up short in an order. It’s not likely the distributor is going to run over with your “missing” item you claim wasn’t there. If you signed for it, you’re saying you received it. And if you do come up with a missing item when you’re checking your order, then you can assume it was a mistake and the driver will be delighted to run right back with your missing item.

David Scott Peters TheRestaurantExpert (1)David Scott Peters is a restaurant expert, speaker, coach and trainer for independent restaurant owners. He is the developer of SMART Systems Pro, an online restaurant management software program helping the independent restaurant owner remain competitive and profitable in an industry boxed in by the big chain restaurants. He is best known as the SMART Systems guy who can walk into any restaurant and find $10,000 in undiscovered cash before he hits the back door… Guaranteed! Learn more at www.therestaurantexpert.com/rdspos.

Look for Ascending Dollars in Your Bank Account with a Descending Dollar Report

By David Scott Peters

www.therestaurantexpert.com

One of the best ways to make sure you’re stretching every dollar is to order a descending dollar report. You can get this from your vendor. It shows what you spent the most money on down to the least amount of money. This isn’t necessarily in volume, but in price per item. It’s not that I ordered 10 cases, it’s that I spent $1,000 — which could have been 1 case. Based on these figures, you can try to find like or better products at cheaper prices, which can have a huge impact on your business and your bank account.

David Scott Peters TheRestaurantExpert (1)David Scott Peters is a restaurant expert, speaker, coach and trainer for independent restaurant owners. He is the developer of SMART Systems Pro, an online restaurant management software program helping the independent restaurant owner remain competitive and profitable in an industry boxed in by the big chain restaurants. He is best known as the SMART Systems guy who can walk into any restaurant and find $10,000 in undiscovered cash before he hits the back door… Guaranteed! Learn more at www.therestaurantexpert.com/rdspos.

Follow the FIFO Principle

By David Scott Peters

www.therestaurantexpert.com

What’s FIFO?  FIFO is first in first out inventory management. Oldest dated product needs to be used first. So when the delivery is made, make sure the newest product is put behind the product you already have in stock.

David Scott Peters TheRestaurantExpert (1)David Scott Peters is a restaurant expert, speaker, coach and trainer for independent restaurant owners. He is the developer of SMART Systems Pro, an online restaurant management software program helping the independent restaurant owner remain competitive and profitable in an industry boxed in by the big chain restaurants. He is best known as the SMART Systems guy who can walk into any restaurant and find $10,000 in undiscovered cash before he hits the back door… Guaranteed! Learn more at www.therestaurantexpert.com/rdspos.

 

If It Doesn’t Move in the Bar, Get Rid of It.

By David Scott Peters

www.therestaurantexpert.com

Liquor that doesn’t sell but takes up space on your shelves is money that could be better used in your bank account. There are a lot of liquors that you have to have on hand for that one request a month (Midori, Amaretto, etc.), but you don’t need three bottles of it. If you have any bottle on your shelves for longer than one inventory period, you better make sure it’s for good reason. Otherwise you are wasting money letting it sit there on your shelves.

David Scott Peters TheRestaurantExpert (1)David Scott Peters is a restaurant expert, speaker, coach and trainer for independent restaurant owners. He is the developer of SMART Systems Pro, an online restaurant management software program helping the independent restaurant owner remain competitive and profitable in an industry boxed in by the big chain restaurants. He is best known as the SMART Systems guy who can walk into any restaurant and find $10,000 in undiscovered cash before he hits the back door… Guaranteed! Learn more at www.therestaurantexpert.com/rdspos.