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2021 Month-by-Month Deadlines and Dates Every Restaurant Owner and HR Manager Need to Know As a small to medium restaurant business, navigating the many important HR dates and deadlines can be difficult. To help you proactively manager your year, Consult to Grow® has created this 2021 Restaurant HR Calendar. This document has not been legally…

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As we look back at 2020, it is easy to see scarcity as a defining feature of personal and business transformations. Lockdowns and re-lockdowns have led to business slowdowns and employee layoffs. Sales are down and unemployment is up. Surviving restaurants are competing for fewer customer visits and leveraging digital platforms once considered more foe…

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This blog post is based on a virtual event presented by Kathleen Wood (of Kathleen Wood Partners and Suzy’s Swirl®) and Jamie Griffin (the founder of Consult to Grow® and a former Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers® executive). The Reset Your Restaurant From Survive to Thrive builds on themes presented originally in the document: Re-Restaurant: The…

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Original Printed on Modern Restaurant Magazine Few human resources practices are more hated than the annual process of sharing performance reviews.  If you lament this routine as a financial and emotional drain on your workforce, you are not alone. An estimated 10 percent of Fortune 500 have moved away from performance rankings according to the Institute…

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What are Total Rewards? Total Rewards is a more inclusive term for the potential ways you can inspire, engage and incentivize your restaurant team members.  At Consult to Grow®, we’ve adapted the Total Rewards model from WorldatWork for restaurants to include: compensation, benefits, schedule flexibility, training & development, recognition & rewards, and performance feedback.  Our model…

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Coronavirus & Restaurants: A Path to the Next Normal

Relaunch or Reopen Your Restaurant(s) in the midst of the Coronavirus Outbreak Download the FileRe-Restaurant Toolkit (A Path to the Next Normal) Our industry (and the good people who work in it) went into a tailspin three weeks ago as state and local governments began closing dining rooms and and issuing shelter-in-place orders. Darkened restaurants…

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Cane's Combo Meal

Managing Partner, operating partner, restaurant partner  and, sometimes, franchise partner, are all variations of the same concept: a program for elite restaurant general managers who have completed extensive training and consistently deliver exceptional financial and operational results. These elite operators, partners from here on out, are richly rewarded with greater pay and operational autonomy.  In these…

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