A common characteristic of many successful independent restaurants is the owner’s practice of pausing each week to meet with their management team. They regularly get together to review how the restaurant is performing and decide on a plan of what to focus on in the coming seven days.
Having a weekly review and planning discipline helps managers clearly understand what their priorities are and what they need to do to accomplish specific, short term goals and objectives.
The cornerstone of this approach is having a brief, well-organized weekly management meeting in which the owner and all managers participate. … Read more →