Subhead: your opening strategy generates repeat business
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The grand opening of your restaurant - especially if it’s a relatively upscale operation - could be more important than you think. Most restaurateurs feel that they can correct problems as they go, and that’s true to some extent. However, if you publicize a grand opening event that’s disorganized, understaffed and disappointing, you might lose that critical benefit of making a good impression. If your opening is successful, you can capitalize on your success by attracting lots of referrals and repeat business.
The critical aspects of managing your restaurant’s opening are …show more content…
You’ll always have a copy of every order and sale to compare with the day’s receipts. You’ll also be able to track sales by time of day, type of foods and other criteria, which is valuable intelligence.
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