Ctuit Software's Restaurant Management Blog

How to Save Money Through Labor Scheduling

Restaurant Management, Labor Scheduling

Jun 19

Labor scheduling is one of the most challenging aspects of running a restaurant. Restaurant margins are slim and labor costs are large. Additionally, you can lose employee contentment by giving someone the wrong schedule.

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How to Reconcile a Bad Guest Experience

Guest Satisfaction, Restaurant Management, Manage Your Business, Customer Loyalty, Customer Reviews

Jun 14

No matter the service, whether it be for your car, beauty routines, repairs, or dining out, there is always the potential for poor service experiences. Everyone loathes bad service. It not only ruins your experience, but often imbeds a negative...

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Increasing Sales When the Guest is Already in the Door

Increase Sales and Drive Profits, Restaurant Management, Manage Your Business

Jun 08

We all want to increase our sales.  Getting new customers in the door is certainly one way to do this, but did you know that there are several ways to increase sales with your existing guests?  Below are three ways to use your data to start...

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The Importance of Networking with Fellow Industry Professionals

Restaurant Management, Manage Your Business

May 31

The life of a restauranteur is busy.  Very busy.  Probably so busy that the last thing you want to do is stand on your feet for hours on your day off, talking to other restaurant people.  But networking is vital to your restaurant career. 

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Getting Started: Networking in the Restaurant Industry

Restaurant Management, Manage Your Business

May 23

Social networking is great, but it is still important to get out and have some face time with other professionals in your field. After reading about how important it is to network with other restaurant professionals, try to get yourself out there...

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Utilizing the 5S Workplace Organizational Methodology in Your Restaurant

Restaurant Management, Manage Your Business

May 12

5S is a methodology used to organize the workplace, aiming to increase productivity and reduce waste. It comes from 5 Japanese words, seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu and shitsuke, which are commonly translated into English as sort, set, shine,...

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Are You Dealing with Burnout?

Restaurant Management, Server Performance, Restaurant Career

May 03

To most, the service industry is a lifestyle, rather than a job.  You probably chose this path because you are not the type to be tied to a desk for 8 hours a day.  You enjoy the constant movement and buzzing of the restaurant. 

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3 Ways to Reduce Employee Turnover

Restaurant Management, Manage Your Business

Apr 25

It’s not news that employee turnover in the restaurant industry is high. Much of the time, this can be contributed to factors like ages of the staff, the fact that lots of restaurant employees tend to be teens and millennials going through...

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4 Benefits of Suggested Ordering

Cost of Goods Sold, Restaurant Management, Manage Your Business, Inventory

Apr 21

Suggested Ordering is a tool that combines data from AP, Inventory, and Recipes to determine recommended ordering quantities. An On Hand amount is calculated, then that amount is subtracted from either a static or dynamic Par value, and compared...

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How to Shop Your Competition

Starting a Restaurant, Restaurant Management, Manage Your Business

Apr 13

Knowing your competition and what they offer is just good business.  However, “shopping” the competition is not necessarily about copying them.  While it is said that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” this is not necessarily true...

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