Strategies to save money in your restaurant

6 Smart Strategies to Save Money for Your Restaurant

Lorri Mealey knows something about restaurants—her first job was working as a cashier at a small one in Western Maine. That job gave her a taste for the business, so much so that she eventually became co-owner of three different restaurants. Over the course of her career, she’s become something of an expert about the...Continue reading

Challenges facing restaurant owners

4 Major Challenges Facing Restaurant Owners, and How to Overcome Them

If you’re planning to open a new restaurant—or if you already own one—you want to succeed. This means understanding what your customers want and delivering the kind of service which brings them back…again and again. And, although Business Insider reveals from research that not every restaurant succeeds, there are many others that do. How to Conquer Restaurant Industry...Continue reading

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What’s the difference in kWh (use) and kW (demand)?

To understand what’s driving your energy use, there are a couple of key terms every restaurant owner needs to understand. The difference between kilowatts (kW) and kilowatt-hours (kWh) is one of the essentials, but I’ve found that many of the owners that I speak with aren’t able to determine the difference between them. Below is...Continue reading

How much do sewer charges cost your restaurant?

Are some of your restaurants’ water bills much more expensive than the others?  This could be because it is using more water, but it could also be from your water utility charging more for sewer. For example, a large southeastern city that provides water to the city and the nearby communities just outside the city,...Continue reading

Common Utility Mistakes

We all have seen much higher figures on a utility bill than we have expected. Is this something that has just happened to you? Do not panic yet; sometimes it can be a small mistake that can be easily resolved. So take a look at your bills, compare it with previous months and see below...Continue reading

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