Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Cost Control

If an operation practices cost control in all of its activities, the cost of operation will be lower than that of the competition. Profits will be above average even if the operation charges the same prices as the restaurant down the street. In fact, it could even charge lower prices than the competition and still make as much or more profit. Imagine the competitive advantage if your prices were lower and the quality of your food and service was equal to or better than that of your rivals.

Cost control needs to be ingrained into the culture of your restaurant. When such a business philosophy becomes ingrained, it is said to be "institutionalized."  It is critical that your staff place a premium on absolutely, positively getting the greatest value for the least cost in every aspect of your operation.

I have always been a proponent of sharing the financial performance of the restaurant with employees. Financial knowledge allows them to become a partner in the success of the restaurant.

New Client Restaurant - Sabor a Mi

Chef Elizabeth and Martha Dovali are in the process of developing their first restaurant in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. I will be updating the progress on our web site.



Thursday, July 20, 2017

Body Fuel Construction Update

Construction is moving very quickly. John Nazari of Orchid Construction is doing a great job. Restaurant equipment should begin arriving in two weeks.

We are anticipating opening the end of August 2017.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Construction Update

Construction is moving along very quickly.
We are finalizing menu pricing. We have also begun the process of recruiting employees.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Body Fuel Bistro - Constuction Update

June 30, 2017 Update

Construction is moving along very quickly. As of today, July 5th, hood installation is complete, and interior lights have been installed. Drywall is almost completed. On schedule for a August 7th completion.



Saturday, July 1, 2017

Body Fuel Bistro - Construction Update

Construction is about 2 weeks ahead of schedule.

Update - Body Fuel Bistro

Construction of Body Fuel Bistro (current client) has begun. John Nazari, Orchid Construction ( my construction company of choice) is moving rapidly after dealing with all the delays thrown at us by the city of Port Hueneme.

We are targeting an August 1st opening.