Restaurant Management

Restaurant Taxes

Posted on January 15, 2014

It's tax season, are you ready? Restaurants, like any other business, are required to pay certain taxes on their property, payroll and all sources of income. This is a crucial responsibility, and in most cases it's a good idea to hire a competent accountant to help you stay on top of your tax obligations. The most common restaurant taxes are...

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Liquor Laws and Licensing for Your Bar or Restaurant

Posted on January 5, 2014
pretty bar set up

Thinking about starting up a bar or possibly adding one to your existing business model? If so, it's important to consider what you'll need to do before customers can belly up for happy hour. First,  you'll need to get familiar with your local liquor laws. Next, you'll need to get a liquor license before you can sell a single drink. Let's take a look at how to get started. Liquor Laws Each state has an Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) ...

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Restaurant Roles and Job Descriptions

Posted on December 29, 2013
restaurant job descriptions

If you pull back the curtain on any successful restaurant, you'll see a diverse team of employees working to make the whole customer experience happen. From the dishwasher to the hostess, each restaurant role forms a link in the chain of support to keep the business operating as smoothly as possible. If you are considering starting a career of any level within the food service industry, it's helpful to know which skill set best fits your ...

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The Pros and Cons of Reservations

Posted on December 26, 2013
reserved sign

In the war waged between reservations and walk-ins, restaurant owners are often at odds over which path the right one for ultimate profitability. But just like having chocolate cake for breakfast or spending all day cuddling a puppy instead of grinding away at work, there’s a good and a bad that comes with every decision you make for your restaurant. Before you go out and spend your hard-earned money on a fancy reservation book or a ...

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3 Holiday Playlists for Your Restaurant

Posted on December 2, 2013

Nailing the holiday menu and putting up the decorations is all part and parcel of bringing the seasonal cheer into your restaurant, but have you thought of creating a personal playlist to share with your customers while they dine? The highlight of a planned playlist is that you can control the atmosphere in your restaurant. You can keep the energy right where you like, be it fast-paces or slow and schmoozy, it’s all up to you. Here ...

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