The Importance of Labor Scheduling

The end of summer and start of fall are challenging times for any operator when it comes to scheduling for a variety of reasons, including losing your seasonal staff, school schedule changes availability, and of course, the new hires need to be incorporated into the remaining slots in your schedule. The goal is to make…

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CRA Golf Tournament 2017

Please join us at the 2017 Annual CRA Golf Tournament benefiting the ProStart Foundation on October 23, 2017 at the Brookside Golf & Country Club (1133 Rosemont Ave., Pasadena, CA) from 10:30 am – 6:30 pm. Afterwards mingle with your fellow golfers at the tournament’s Food Festival, featuring a collection Los Angeles’ best restaurants, serving…

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How Two Words Can Make Your Restaurant a Success

When you listen to the recent strategies on how to be a mega-successful business, you will likely hear some of the following advice: • Find a need and fulfill it. • Solve a problem. • Find your niche and then provide the best content (or some variation of that mantra). • Get 1000 followers and…

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It’s Time for a Mid-Year Tip Check

It’s time to do an analysis of your tip reporting status. The filing of form 8027 for tipping establishments is calculated on an annual basis and reported to the IRS in February. A mid-year tip check gives you some time to correct any issues you may have with individual employees or your employee group as…

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The Three Reasons You Should Worry About Employee Theft

Running a successful and profitable restaurant has always been tough. With the challenges of rising employee wages, a shrinking labor force, and increasing competition, it can feel like you are fighting for an ever-shrinking slice of the food service dollar. In addition to being hawkish about performance and operational costs, there is another challenge lurking…

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