Tag Archives: Culture for Dummies

Episode 60 – How to Convert Guests Into Raving Fans with Rev Ciancio

Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast, it is the cure for the common restaurant. Is it just me or are you seeing the restaurant world changing right before your eyes? It’s crazy out there right now. So what can you do to help stabilize some of the insanity going on around you? It’s hard to control sales, but one thing you can control is your profitability! Since COVID hit, I have had all of my private coaching clients and members of my mastermind group shift their focus on increasing profits. How do you ask? It’s not as hard as you think. I actually outline the steps you need to take in an eBook called: 9 Ways to Make More Money in 90-Days! It’s a bold statement that I have proven works in any size restaurant. In fact, I beta tested this system out with over 100 independent restaurants in 7 different countries and everyone who followed the system saw an increase in their profits. Head over to www.restaurantKPimastery.com to grab the eBook and get started.

Turning one time guests into repeat guests is always the goal for any restaurant. The real secret is to make that returning guest a raving fan. When you have raving fans, they don’t just come down when you have a coupon or discount. They drive past all the others to visit you. Loyal guests are your salvation when times get tight. People still eat out even when times are tough like they are now. It might be dine in, takeout, or delivery. When someone spends money with them you must be capturing their data so you can start a relationship with them. That is the first step to creating raving fans.

My guest today is a master at helping restaurants convert regular guest into raving fans. Rev Cancio is a real ordained minister that found his true calling helping restaurants. Let’s jump into the interview…

Episode 59 – The Future of Restaurants with Kyle Inserra

Welcome to The Restaurant Coach ™ Podcast, it is the cure for the common restaurant. If you have listen to this show before you know I have a list of the seven deadly sins that you want to avoid.  The number one sin in any restaurant is mediocrity. The second sin is not knowing your numbers. I can give you the other five as well.

When it comes to helping you with sin number two: not knowing your numbers, I have a solution. Check out my new program called Restaurant KPI Mastery. I partnered up with the number one KPI and efficiency consultant in the world, Darren Manzari to create a new program that has been beta tested with 100 independent restaurants in 7 countries has shown an average increase of 8-12% for clients. One client actually has been consistently hit 18% for the last three months and this is with COVID happening! Head over to www.RestaurantKPIMastery.com to get a demo and see if it can help you and your restaurant.

Today on the show I am joined by restaurateur and real estate expert Kyle Inserra. Kyle is my go to person when I have clients that need guidance on how to create a partnership with their landlord. Now it the perfect time to either renegotiate with your current landlord or maybe even find a better location for your restaurant. Before we jump into the interview, A quick shout out to our sponsors for this show. If you are looking for a badass POS System to compliment your badass restaurant, then go and check out Upserve at www.upserve.com. Okay, let’s get to it…

I want to hear from you! The easiest way to reach me is to text! +1 (505) 393-4750


Episode 28 – Culture for Dummies with Mike Ganino

Welcome to The Restaurant Coach™ Podcast it is the cure for the common restaurant. Today I am extremely honored to have Mike Ganino as my guest today. Mike is a culture guru and has a book being released in May title Culture for Dummies.

Connect with Mike:





Special Gift for Podcast Listeners: http://www.mikeganino.com/donald

Buy Mike’s Book on Amazon!

In closing…

Your restaurant’s culture is the life force of your brand. It creates energy. That energy transcends and influences your staff. That trickles down to encompass the guest experience. To those on the outside looking in, it can be either a beacon or a warning sign. Never underestimate the power culture has on your restaurant’s bottom line.

If you are looking for more tools to take your restaurant to the next level, go and stop by The Restaurant Coach™ Website. Sign up for my FREE 4-Part Course called The Restaurant Success Series. Yes, you heard correct, it’s FREE. I really want to help you get the restaurant you want. The course shows you four keys it takes to run a successful restaurant. If you want more intense results then email me to schedule a call about my Restaurant Masterminds Group or for  a conversation on a customized restaurant coaching program for your restaurant. Visit The Restaurant Coach today.

If you have not picked up a copy of my book Your Restaurant Sucks! Embrace the suck. Unleash your restaurant. Become outstanding on Amazon…what are you waiting for? There is also little known deal that when you pick up a paperback copy, you get the Kindle version for free. I love to hear from listeners on topics or questions you would like to have my guests on this show answer, so email me at donald@therestaurantcoach.com