A North Star Metric: Focusing Your Business Growth

The “Great Conjunction of 2020” is set to brighten the darkest day of the year on December, 21, 2020, as two giant planets (Jupiter and Saturn) draw closer together. The last time the two planets were so close was in 1623. These two gas giant planets will appear close while they are actually hundreds of…

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The Perfect Restaurant Shift

The Perfect Restaurant Shift is a key ingredient in the recipe to having a strong restaurant business. Here are 10 ways you and your restaurant management team can lead highly effective shifts to make your restaurant as successful as possible. Set the Tone for the Restaurant Shift Be a working manager.  Lead by example. Be the…

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Win the Fight... End 2020 Strong! 21 Ways to Build Restaurant Sales

To say 2020 has been an all out brawl for restaurant operators is an understatement. You are here. You made it this far. That makes you a warrior. The courage it has taken to fight for your business, crew, customers and community is unimaginable. Be proud of yourself and your team. We totally believe you…

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Reset Your Restaurant Feature Image

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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Setting Restaurant Goals Diagram

Are you wondering why you should even set goals for your management team? Shouldn’t managers show up and do their best every day? Setting goals shows restaurant managers where they need to focus their time which helps them prioritize work each and every shift. In fact, research supports that setting strong goals boosts performance. Restaurant…

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Total Rewards that Drive Results Cover

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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Addressing short-term cash management issues is key to creating resilience for your business. The Paycheck Protection Program has been the quickest way to liquidity so far. Paycheck Protection Program Maximization To help you maximize this program, we created this straw man model for paycheck protection program. Click here to download an interactive PDF of the…

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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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