Ctuit Software's Restaurant Management Blog

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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5 Simple Steps to Deter Employee Theft in Your Restaurant

Fraud Management, Restaurant Management, Server Performance

Apr 06

Unfortunately, in the restaurant industry where there is access to food, liquor and cash, there is often room for fraud. If left unchecked, this can have a detrimental effect on your business. There are many ways that employees can utilize this...

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The Hidden Consequences of Under or Over Staffing

Restaurant Management, Optimize Labor, Labor Scheduling

Mar 31

A well-rounded employee schedule is key to maintaining the right balance of customer satisfaction, employee morale and profitability.  This can be tougher than it sounds, however.  Whether you find yourself continually over staffing or under...

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4 Best Practices for Building Your Employee Schedules

Restaurant Management, Labor Scheduling

Mar 22

Let’s face it, one of the biggest pains in the neck for management – no matter the size, style or location of the restaurant – is creating and maintaining employee schedules. Scheduling is normally a dreaded task on the to-do list, and whether...

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Don’t Get Pinched This St. Patrick’s Day!

Restaurant Management, Manage Your Business

Mar 14

It’s March - time for St. Paddy’s Day festivities to begin!  And there is nothing more popular on the rowdiest of holidays than for people to go out and celebrate with others.  You do not want to miss out on this huge opportunity to get people in...

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5 Reasons Why Prep Sheets Are Useful

Cost of Goods Sold, Restaurant Management, Reduce Food and Beverage Costs, Inventory

Mar 07

Restaurant Prep is a daily process. It encompasses determining how much product is on hand, understanding how much product is needed to get through service, and knowing how to prep the right amount of product.  By removing the need to do all of...

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