Contributors

The combined years of wisdom and experience in the restaurant industry that our contributors bring to the table is simply daunting. Needless to say, we're certainly fortunate to have these folks writing for the site.

Without further ado, I believe introductions are in order...


Roger Beaudoin Roger Beaudoin is the owner of Restaurant Rockstars, which specializes in profit maximizing systems for restaurants. His flagship product SALES STARS is an online server training program proven to increase sales and elevate guest service. To learn more about the sales & training techniques Roger used to ring over a $1 million in just 4 months at his seasonal restaurant visit the site. Read Roger's Articles...


David Scott Peters David Scott Peters is the founder of The Restaurant Expert, a hospitality systems consulting firm that trains restaurant owners and managers on the appropriate skill sets and SMART Systems-those that are Simple, Measurable, Applicable, Repeatable and Trainable-to realize their dreams in the competitive restaurant business. Read David's Articles...


Dale Willerton & Jeff GrandfieldDale Willerton & Jeff Grandfield - The Lease Coach are Commercial Lease Consultants who work exclusively for tenants. Dale and Jeff are professional speakers and co-authors of Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals For Dummies (Wiley, 2013). Got a leasing question? Need help with your new lease or renewal? Call 1-800-738-9202, or visit www.TheLeaseCoach.com. Read Dale & Jeff's Articles...


Joy GendusaJoy Gendusa is the Founder and CEO of PostcardMania, a fully-integrated marketing firm specializing in direct mail. She literally wrote the book on direct mail (The Ultimate Direct Mail Success Manual!) and offers free samples to all restaurant owners interested in postcard marketing. Read Joy's Articles...


Darren DenningtonDarren Dennington is the founder of Service With Style Hospitality Group, a hospitality firm offering secret shopping, restaurant coaching and team training services. Darren has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has an extensive background as a Food and Beverage Director, Executive Chef, General Manager, Restaurant Owner, Staff Trainer and Consultant. Read Darren's Articles...


Brandon O'DellBrandon O'Dell is the founder of O'Dell Restaurant Consulting. For the last 20+ years, Brandon has been helping money losing food service operations turn themselves profitable. His management and consulting experience spans from quick service and full service restaurants to private clubs, universities, hotels, concessions and catering. Read Brandon's Articles...


Michael AttiasMichael Attias, the countries foremost expert on high return, low cost direct marketing strategies for restaurants, speaks from experience in the trenches. He operated a close to $3,000,000 a year restaurant (over a $1 million from catering alone) in Nashville, TN he used as his marketing "laboratory". He now helps restaurant owners double their profits by adding or expanding their own catering profit center through his company www.RestaurantCateringSoftware.com. You can download his eBook: "Cater or Die! A Step-by-Step Plan For Doubling Your Catering Profits" at his site. Read Michael's Articles...


Robert D'AmbrosiaRobert D'Ambrosia is CEO and Founder of Ctuit Software, makers of RADAR, a restaurant management software suite of tools and dashboards that provide deep insight into a restaurants' financial and operational performance. Read Robert's Articles...


Ron YuddRon Yudd is the president of Points of Profit Inc. He is a recognized expert on developing profit strategies and customer service solutions. Ron provides his clients with the tools for success. He accomplishes this through speaking, seminars, workshops, facilitation, consulting, personal coaching and mentoring. Read Ron's Articles...


Maren Hickton Maren L. Hickton is the principal of Maren Incorporated, a Full-Service Hospitality Consulting and Marketing Firm based in Pittsburgh, PA. Maren writes about a variety of business challenges that independent restaurants encounter. Read Maren's Articles...


Michael RosmanMichael Rosman has been in the catering and restaurant industry for over 30 years in the Boston area, where he built a $1.8 million per year corporate drop-off catering operation. He's the founder of The Corporate Caterer, a membership website and consulting company. Whether you are just starting out, are a leader in your marketplace, or are somewhere in between, the site has an incredible wealth of insight and resources to help you begin or grow this division of your business. Read Michael's Articles...


Amy FoxwellAmy Foxwell Amy Foxwell is a restaurant owner, an author, and the creator of the Win Win Marketing series, including the well-known Win Win Restaurant Marketing System. She is a recognized restaurant marketing expert who has applied her business knowledge to the restaurant and food industry with outstanding results. Read Amy's Articles...


Paul Paz Paul C. Paz is a Hospitality Consultant & Author of the book Service At Its Best: Waiter-Waitress Training. First and foremost, however, Paul is a professional waiter. Paul can be found online at WaitersWorld. Read Paul's Articles...


Ron Gorodesky Ron Gorodesky is principal of Restaurant Advisory Services. RAS provides full-service consulting services to the restaurant and hospitality industries focusing on every aspect of the life cycle of restaurants and other hospitality organizations, from pre-opening and conceptual planning, to day-to-day operations, to design and brokerage. Read Ron's Articles...


John Nessel John Nessel is the President of Restaurant Resource Group, a Boston-based consultancy providing financial tools and support services to independent restaurants and the hospitality industry. Read John's Articles...



New Contributors are always welcome. If you have expertise to share with our audience write in to us and let us know.


 

Articles

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15 Seconds to Better Customer Service
10 Restaurant Service Snafus to Avoid
17 Pet Peeves About Your Restaurant
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How To Absolutely Dominate The Competition!
Managing Employee Records in a Restaurant
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