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Restaurant Bookkeeping

Three Vital Types of Restaurant Accounting Services

  Listen, we know that restaurant owners are not accountants. They’re people from all walks of life, investors who have put a sizable amount of capital into a living business.   Another way to say this is that a restaurant owner’s biggest value isn’t his or her ability to crunch numbers – at least, debatably. …

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Rising Food Prices Killing Your Margins? Fight Back With 5 Proven Practices

As you know, the prices on key products like meat, produce and a host of other food items are up dramatically this year and could go even higher. This means that even with stable sales and customer counts, food and other cost increases are putting additional stress on already narrow restaurant profit margins. Now might …

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Marty Bombenger’s Rules of Thumb: How Does Your Operation Measure Up to Industry Averages…

The first and most fundamental restaurant rule of thumb is “every  independent restaurant is unique.” However, rules of thumb regarding  the financial and operational aspects of restaurants can provide a  valuable starting point for evaluating and understanding the financial  feasibility and performance of proposed and existing restaurants. Restaurants generate a lot of numbers so particularly …

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How Much $$$$ SHOULD Your Restaurant Be Making?

My speaking and consulting work over the past several years has given me the opportunity to meet literally hundreds of independent restaurant operators from all over the United States and Canada. Frequently, I find myself in a conversation with an operator that goes something like this. “I own a restaurant and my food cost is …

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