Ctuit Software's Restaurant Management Blog

Uncovering the Face of the Boogeyman in the Restaurant Industry

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

Sep 20

The Boogeyman is a popular mythical creature, known in most cultures.  He has no specific appearance but strikes fear both children and adults alike.  How can such a non-specific allusion be dreaded by so many?  Simple – the Boogeyman is fear of...

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Tips on Ordering, Receiving and Storing Product

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

Sep 12

If you can get through to your next ordering day with no leftover product, no spoilage, and not having to 86 any menu items, then you are winning at ordering.  However, this is hardly the case for most of us.  Still, you shouldn’t forget that the...

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How to Keep Inventory Control Under Control

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

Sep 07

Inventory control is extremely important to a restaurant’s profitability.  Knowing your inventory and understanding how it moves can improve how you order product, reduce waste, and help deter theft. 

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Weighing In on Weighing In

Starting a Restaurant, Restaurant Management, Manage Your Business, Restaurant Career

Aug 29

When creating your menu, you (or someone in your company) took a lot of time and effort to dial in those recipes.  This goes far beyond tuning the tastes – a really good recipe also takes each ingredient’s availability, food cost, prep time,...

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Are These Side Work Chores Getting Missed in Your Restaurant?

Starting a Restaurant, Guest Satisfaction, Staff Training, Restaurant Management, Manage Your Business, Server Performance

Aug 23

Side work. It’s the least favorite part of your employee’s jobs at the end of their shifts. No one wants to fold napkins or fill salad dressings after they have served people for the last 4 hours. But side work keeps your restaurant clean, and...

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A Note for Managers: Lead by Example

Restaurant Management, Manage Your Business, Restaurant Career

Aug 16

There’s no doubt that managing a restaurant is stressful. Ultimately, managers are responsible for all aspects of an evolving door of operations. While this is occurring, one of the biggest responsibilities that gets overlooked is for managers to...

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How to Keep Inventory Control Under Control

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

Aug 10

Inventory control is extremely important to a restaurant’s profitability.  Knowing your inventory and understanding how it moves can improve how you order product, reduce waste, and help deter theft.

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The Power of Training with 100% Proficiency

Starting a Restaurant, Staff Training, Restaurant Management, Manage Your Business, Server Performance

Aug 01

Imagine this – you just worked a short 12-hour day in the kitchen, you finally get off, and you go for a pint.  You go to your favorite pub and order your favorite Irish Stout.  It comes to you in a chilled pint glass, filled with an iced cold...

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Tips for Hiring Seasonal Employees

Restaurant Management, Manage Your Business, Optimize Labor, Labor Scheduling

Jul 27

Summer is here.  If your restaurant is located near a large city or tourist area, you may be enjoying a boost in sales.  Knowing that these crowds are temporary, you may find that seasonal help is just what you need to get you through this...

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A Budgeting Alternative to Build Smarter Managers

Restaurant Management, Manage Your Business, Accounting, Budget

Jul 19

Every restaurant’s success is based on building a solid budget, and consistently operating at or below that set budget.  There are several common terms for the different levels of flexible or fixed budgets, below are a few examples:

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