The Five Best Things I Told Restaurateurs This Year…and Why

I’ve gone back and chosen five especially popular or meaningful posts from 2022 – a year of adjustment to new challenges and, on the whole, a successful year for the restaurants I work with.    
My clients and my readers told me that these messages turned out to be the ones that most helped them and put them into action this year.

  1. Why Today’s Young Restaurateurs Start With Strategy:
    One of the first things I do with every new client is adjust their strategy. Then like a time machine, we move them from the present to where they want to go.
  2. The Senior Management Hiring Rule Smart Owners Never Break:
    So many of my clients have worked with me to make breakthroughs by adding senior management. When we follow this one “never bend or break” rule, we exponentially increase the likelihood of success.  
  3. Don’t Sell Your Business – Retire in Place Instead:
    For many of the successful operators I work with, the dream of selling looks like a nightmare once I explain how to have their cake and eat it too.
  4. How Restaurants Instantly Add Two Points to Their Bottom Line:
    I never expected to become a nationally quoted expert on non-cash adjustment. Seems like every operator who wants to use this technique already has – but, if you have not, you owe it to yourself to consider this incredible cash booster for 2023.
  5. Top Restaurant Owners and the Best Practice of Leaving:
    If you have read this far, you know I spend as much time thinking about how my clients can get away as I do about how to make them even more successful. This post about Spring Break applies to every break – and I believe you deserve plenty of breaks.  

We have settled into a period of strength and confidence.
The professionals I work with have patiently listened to economists predicting a recession “any month now” for so long, yet they have continued to handle their business.
Whatever unanticipated event occurs in 2023, we have the experience, resilience, and collaborative spirit to deal with it.
As 2022 draws to a close, I want to tell you how much I appreciate the time you take to follow my work and share it with others.
Thank you for your trust in me!