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Episode 110 – Time Management for Restaurant Owners



If you consistently feel the counterproductive need to stay busy and to be doing a lot of things, write these words on a Post-It Note and read it every day:
Being busy is a form of laziness. It’s lazy thinking and indiscriminate action. Being busy is most often used as a guide for avoiding the few critically important but uncomfortable actions you must do.
Stop being busy and start being effective.

Let me give you some tips on how…

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Episode 109 – How Your Team Can Get a Raise in 90-Days (and Make You More Profits)



Welcome to the Restaurant Coach Podcast it is the cure for the common restaurant. Average happens way to often in our industry. I don’t think it has to be that way. You opened your restaurant with big goals and high standards. Then reality slapped you upside the head and you gave in a little to make the stress feel a little better. Big mistake.

You can’t let your team or others talk you into lowering you standards. You need motivated people around you to raise your restaurant to the level you want it to be. So, how can you do that? Educate you team and help them become better people. All business problems are people problems. You can fight this or you can get to work fixing the people problems. So many of my podcast are directed for the restaurant owners or operators (I hate the word manager BTW).

On this episode I want to take you inside a training session I did in my private (and FREE) Facebook group called The Restaurant Coach Nation. I’m going to show the people on your team how to get a raise in 90-days that helps them make more money and helps you make more profits. Let’s jump in….

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Episode 108 – The 19 Fatal Mistakes Restaurants Make



Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast. It is the cure for those that refuse to accept mediocrity.

The year is rapidly coming to a close and that means it’s time to finish 2022 strong and set 2023 up for massive success. Every November I hold an online workshop series all centered around giving you some tools that you can use immediately to amp up your team, your menu, your marketing, your sales and your profits! It’s called The 3 Days To Thrive Challenge and it’s happening November 28th, 29th and 30th. You can head over to 3DaysToThriveChallenge.com to get signed up.

My third book: Your Restaurant Culture Sucks is going to be finally released as an audio book!  I want to give you a sneak peak into one of my favorite chapters.

So sit back, take notes and let’s talk about The 19 Fatal Mistakes Restaurants Make…

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Episode 107 – What’s Holding You Back? Anchors and Accelerators!



Success is 80% psychological and 20% systems and strategies. This is we’re the majority of restaurant coaches go wrong…they coach on the 20%!

Every October I host my three day Restaurant Success Summit here in Arizona for my coaching members. On day one I always start with a mindset workshop because you learn to control your emotions and mindset is more critical that any new checklist or software. You learning more about your strengths. Your weaknesses. And what you should focus on over trying to control everything is the key to having a restaurant that doesn’t run your life.

On today’s episode, I was to take you into a workshop I did at a previous Restaurant Success Summit and introduce you to the idea of anchors and accelerators…let’s jump into the LIVE workshop…

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Episode 106 – Core Values Drive Everything with Zack Oates



You know what I love? I love culture! Well, I love a great culture that helps people reach there potential. Toxic cultures suck and sadly 80% of independent restaurants have a culture that keeps them hostage to working IN their business and not ON there business. But, here’s the inside secret…culture can be changed. Now, is it easy. Oh hell no! Is it required if you ever want to break free from your restaurant running your life? Oh hell yes! How do you start? It starts with getting clear on your core values and then getting on your soapbox and preaching these values every single day.

My good friend is Zack Oates who runs an incredible tech company called Ovation. The thing that impresses me about Zack is not just the amazing service he offers which allows restaurants to create a better guest experience for their guests digitally…he also has created an incredible culture that has allowed his brand to see rapid growth year after year. Today I had a chance to ask he what are the keys to achieving a successful culture. Let’s go to the studio…

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Episode 105 – Create a People Over Profits Culture with Rick Arsenault



Culture has gotten a lot of attention lately and honestly if you would have worked more to build an epic culture you most likely would not have 80% of the problems your restaurant has right now. Yes. Culture is that critical to restaurant success! #WriteThisShitDown – Culture is what separates the good from the great from the outstanding. My guest today knows first hand how important building the right culture is. Rick and Michelle Arsenal are the owners of The Bluebird Cafe & Grill in Orangeville, Ontario. Rick sat down with me to talk about the culture he works on everyday to build with his team as he puts people before profits. Let’s jump in to the interview…

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Episode 104 – 2022 Hot Marketing Trends with Bruce Irving



Welcome to the Restaurant Coach Podcast it is the cure for the common restaurant. Who do you go to to bounce ideas off? Do you have a mentor? How about a group of peers that can be a sounding board? My guest today is not only a great friend he is also my go to person when I have marketing ideas that I want to get feedback on. Bruce Irving is the founder of Smart Pizza Marketing. Bruce and I met about 5 years ago when we were both a part of a mastermind group for coaches and consultants.

Now to be honest, like a lot of people I had my hesitation about joining a mastermind group. I thought it was going to be a bunch of rah rah pump people up kind of thing. And it wasn’t. It was a group of peers that gave me feedback, suggestions, and held me accountable. I only wish I had found out the true power of a mastermind earlier. My business tripled after joining that first mastermind group years ago. I now below to a couple high level masterminds that have continued to consistently grow The Restaurant Coach Brand year after year. If you want to check out my mastermind group called Restaurant Masterminds…you can head over to RestaurantMasterminds.com to see what it’s all about.

Every October we get together for three days in Scottsdale Arizona for annual masterminds conference called The Restaurant Success Summit where we have 18 workshops in just 3 days! This is our three year anniversary. Well, it would have been 4 if it wasn’t for COVID in 2020. But, we’re back and at it. Bruce is speaking at the event and this year he is bringing the heat with hot new trends like YouTube Shorts, TikTok Ads, and guerrilla marketing ideas that are low to no cost but effective like crazy. So let’s jump into the studio and the conversation…

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Episode 103 – Grow Your Profits 15% NOW!



Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast, it is the cure for the common restaurant. Hey, what if I could show you a way to increase your profits 12-15% over the next 90-days? If you’re listening to this podcast you’re probably yelling SHOW ME THE MONEY right now! There are a hundreds ways to make money and a thousand ways to lose it. Yes, it always seems like the odds are stacked against us. But, only if we allow those thousand little cuts to suck away our profits. Today’s session if from a training I did for my private Facebook group called The Restaurant Coach Nation. I do LIVE training each Friday (travel and holidays permitted) for The TRC Nation and my coaching members. It’s FREE to join…you just need to be currently working in the restaurant industry. Head over the the link in the show notes to become a member. Now without further ado let’s jump into how to increase your profits 15% in the next 90-days!

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Episode 102 – Fix Your Leadership NOW with Yigal Adato



Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast. It is the cure for the common restaurant. Let’s talk about why your restaurant is stuck. Go to the bathroom and look in the mirror…see that person looking back at you? That’s the person who needs to become a better leader. If you didn’t go look in a mirror…that would be you. Leadership is key to creating a culture of accountability. If you ever felt like a glorified babysitter at your restaurant then listen up. You are to blame and you also can fix this. My good friend Yigal Adato knows this first hand. A third generation entrepreneur, he followed in the family business and did what he was taught to do. Rule with an iron fist and be at the business from open to close. While that seemed to work for years…it didn’t go well with his new bride that didn’t like him spending the bill of his day at his business micromanaging the team. Wasn’t a business owner suppose to be the owner and not an employee? This lead Yigal down a path of self discovery and it radically changed his mindset and approach to being a leader. With his new tools in hand he changed the culture of his brand and it changed the direction of his life.

Now Yigal has a company named Unlock the Leader where he shows other business owners the same frameworks he used to get free from his business owning him. Yigal is also going to be speaking at my 3-day event in Scottsdale this October called The Restaurant Success Summit. It’s my annual immersion event for my Restaurant Masterminds coaching members and we have people from all around the globe flying in for this! Will you be there? You can be if you head over to www.RestaurantSuccessSummit.com and grab your ticket! Oh, did I mention that it also includes 90-day membership into my mastermind group that includes two weekly group calls and I am also throwing in access to my top 5 courses to get you going even faster! Let’s jump into this amazing conversation I had recently with Yigal. You might want to take notes…

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Episode 101 – Digital Strategy That Can Make Restaurants More Money with Carl Orsbourn



Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast. It is the cure for the common restaurant. If you are serious about growing your brand you first have to get serious about growing yourself. I believe that restaurants become better when the people in them become better people. That starts when the leader invests in themselves to learn, grow, and pick up new skills. Now, investing in yourself doesn’t have to be expensive. YouTube is full of videos that can help you become a better leader. LinkedIn Learning is a great way to tune up your soft skills like time management and communication. You can even join my FREE Facebook group called The TRC Nation where I go live on Fridays with a training to help you break free from your restaurant running you. And of course you have podcasts like this one that give you new ideas and ways to grow your brand. Speaking about this podcast. If you could be so kind as to subscribe, share and write a review it would mean everything to me as it helps support my mission of helping 1 million independent restaurant owners around the world make more money while working less in their business. There are a lot of radical new things happening in the restaurant industry that you need to be aware of and this October I am holding my annual 3-day conference for my restaurant Mastermind group called The Restaurant Success Summit. Now, this is not your average conference. Come on. Would I do anything average? This is a 3-day conference that includes 90-days of group coaching with me personally. So if you have ever wondered what coaching is really like…this is your opportunity to find out first hand. Head over to www.RestaurantSuccessSummit.com now to grab a ticket before this event sells out! Now, One of the 7 other speakers I have speaking at the event is best seller author of Delivering The Digital Restaurant…Carl Orsbourn. I love my conversations with Carl because I also love to learn and he is a wealth of information about how restaurants can embrace technology to make more profits and streamline their operations. Let’s jump into the conversation I had with him recently….

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