by krghospitality

A Published Book & Day Planner

Plus Over 100 Publications!

BAR HACKS

THRIVE ON-DEMAND DAY PLANNER

Your Media Strategy Ready for Launch

How to Get Your Media Strategy Ready for Launch Originally Posted on Typsy – By Doug Radkey 10/02/2018 The development of a restaurant can be extremely daunting with its many moving parts and it’s easy to miss crucial start-up strategies within the mix of it all. One you don’t want to overlook is your intended […]

The Ultimate Checklist for Restaurants

The Ultimate Opening Day Checklist for Restaurants Originally Posted on Typsy – By Doug Radkey 08/06/2018 Before opening your doors to the public, there is an enormous and often overwhelming list of both tasks and strategic milestones to first complete. This list traditionally starts 3-6 months (sometimes even more) prior to opening day.  In this industry, there […]

Perfect Pitch to Investors

How to Deliver the Perfect Pitch to Investors Originally Posted on Typsy – By Doug Radkey 07/13/2018 Sometimes, in order to reach our dreams, we need a little help. Starting (or growing) a scalable and sustainable restaurant or hospitality business is not cheap. Many aspiring restaurateurs need a business partner or investment group to help […]

Avoid the Dead Ends of Delivery

How Restaurants Can Avoid the Dead Ends of Delivery Originally Posted on RestoBiz – By Doug Radkey 07/09/2018 I recently saw a screenshot from a consumer using a third party delivery application. After a delivery fee, a busy area fee (what?) and delivery fee taxes, a meal that was listed as $8.89 on the menu ended […]

Building an Effective Beverage Program

7 Strategies for Building a More Effective Beverage Program Originally Posted on FoodableTV – By Doug Radkey 06/14/2018 Every drop counts! Beverages arguably play a larger role in the industry today than they ever did before!  You could try and make everyone happy by offering dozens of options at your restaurant, cafe, or bar, but […]

Preparing Your Restaurant for Summer

Preparing Your Restaurant for Summer Originally Posted on FoodableTV – By Doug Radkey 05/15/2017 It doesn’t matter which region you’re in — the warm summer weather provides restaurateurs the opportunity to develop seasonal flavors, all while providing them the ability to fill their seats (and patios) to drive new revenue channels. To execute a flawless summer program, […]

Collaborating w/ Local Chefs & Businesses

Collaborating w/ Local Chefs & Businesses – Even the Competition Originally Posted on FoodableTV – By Doug Radkey 05/01/2017 The word “collaboration” stems from the process of two or more people or organizations working together to achieve something that is remarkably outstanding. Giving that some thought, shouldn’t all restaurants and bars alike be working toward achieving this […]

Building Team Experiences

Building Team Experiences to Keep Staff Engaged Originally Posted on FoodableTV – By Doug Radkey 04/17/2017 Within the industry, we always talk about “experiences” — and rightfully so. At the end of the day, experiences are what restaurants sell to customers. All of the emphasis, however, is on customer experiences; but what about staff experiences? Desirable experiences […]

Restaurant Supply Chain Management

Restaurant Supply Chain Management Originally Posted on FoodableTV – By Doug Radkey 04/03/2017 Depending on the size of your restaurant model and the size of your menu, the restaurant supply chain can be simple to some and complicated to others. With raw materials, food safety regulations, delivery logistics, best-before dates, and overall packaging to coincide with your […]

Restaurant Start-Up SOS

Restaurant Start-Up SOS Originally Posted on FoodableTV – By Doug Radkey 03/15/2017 Outside of preparing for hidden costs and understanding strategies to save time and money during start-up, there are many other factors that can make an aspiring restaurateur scream “SOS” on or before the day one opens their doors. One word that cannot be stressed enough during this […]

Choosing the Correct Restaurant Equipment

Choosing the Correct Restaurant Equipment Originally Posted on FoodableTV – By Doug Radkey 03/03/2017 A memorable, profitable, sustainable, and scalable restaurant arguably starts with the correct choice of equipment. When setting up your location, the kitchen and bar planning process can be one of the most exciting, exhausting, confusing, and detrimental aspects that will, in fact, determine […]

Adapting to Market Changes

Adapting Your Restaurant to Market Changes Originally Posted on FoodableTV – By Doug Radkey 02/16/2017 The word “sustainability” has been used often of late in various ways within the food and beverage industry, with sustainable energy and ingredients being in the forefront. The word sustainability can easily be defined as the capacity of something being maintained over […]

Are You Really Ready?

Are You Really Ready to Open a Restaurant? Originally Posted on FoodableTV – By Doug Radkey 02/02/2017 At some point in life, it seems nearly everyone has aspirations to one day open their own restaurant or bar. With the saturation of restaurants in recent years and months, it appears that the entry-level barriers must have become easier […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Restaurant

New Year’s Resolutios for Your Restaurant Originally Posted on FoodableTV – By Doug Radkey 01/06/2017 Another year has passed us by. It’s time to reflect and make even greater improvements. Whether you believe in developing resolutions or not, your mindset for the upcoming year needs to be about “doing.” The restaurant industry is known to have its […]

How to Define Your Restaurant Value Statements

How to Define Your Restaurant Value Statements Originally Posted on FoodableTV – By Doug Radkey 12/22/2016 The most influential decisions you will make for your restaurant will happen during the start-up phases. Before opening your restaurant startup, you need to determine your value, vision, mission, and culture. (Or if you’re a restaurant veteran, consider this if you need […]

Restaurant Business Plans – Deconstructed

Restaurant Business Plans – Deconstructed Originally Posted on FoodableTV – By Doug Radkey 12/07/2016 It’s no secret. The failure rate among restaurant startups is significantly higher than many other industries. The question is: How can you position yourself to increase your chances for long-term success? The answer starts with having a sound business plan. The old adage […]

Analyzing Your Hyper-Local Competition

Analyzing Your Restaurants Hyper-Local Competition Originally Posted on FoodableTV – By Doug Radkey 11/25/2016 In recent years, you may have come across an emerging term online or within the realm of marketing called ‘hyper-local’. Though the term was first introduced to the masses in the early 1990’s, it really started taking form with the development of mobile […]

Developing Your First Restaurant Menu

Developing Your First Restaurant Menu Originally Posted on FoodableTV – By Doug Radkey 11/09/2016 Designing your restaurant’s first menu should be a fun and exciting task, but it is also a potential turning point for your venue’s long-term success. A process this significant needs to be a thought-provoking one, and one with thorough planning. There needs to […]

Developing Your Restaurant Start-Up Support Team

Developing Your Restaurant Start-Up Support Team Originally Posted on FoodableTV – By Doug Radkey 10/21/2016 You’re determined, positive, confident, adaptable, and you crave learning experiences. Being an entrepreneur — or more specifically, a restaurateur — combines an enormous amount of passion and vision for creating food, drink, experiences, and a drive to be undeterred by a high […]

Top