Happy New Year everyone! It’s time to break out the New Year’s resolutions again. While most people look to improve on themselves each year, if you’re a restaurant owner, it’s good to look at resolutions for your business for the coming year as well! Here are some resolutions to consider in order to prep for a successful 2017.
What’s on the Menu?
The start of the year is as good a time as any to change things up, and start looking at your menu. If your restaurant has seasonal menus, start looking at what your Spring menu will be. What’s going to be in season? If your menu is more static, do an audit! If items aren’t selling as well, why not try something new and switch it out? It’s up to you to know what’s working and what isn’t, but don’t be afraid to try! You never know when you’ll hit on the next staple of your restaurant!
Clean Your Equipment
I know, I know…it can be a hassle to clean equipment outside of simple cleaning duties. Nobody really wants to pull out the condensing unit of their reach-in every month. But going the extra mile and following the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions is invaluable to prolonging the life of your equipment, and while we certainly appreciate the business, we want you to enjoy your investment as long as you can! Check out some of our cleaning supplies online and get started!
New Year, New Look
Another resolution to consider is changing out your decor and trying a new presentation for your establishment. We’re not saying you need Robert Irvine from Restaurant Impossible to come in and completely redo your restaurant, but making little changes can bring a fresh approach to things, and also impress your customers! For example, you could change up your dinnerware or flatware to a new pattern. If you have table coverings, changing those up can add a little extra color as well! If your furniture is getting stale, there is a wide variety of really cool colors and designs to check out. Distressed metal has been very popular with its aged look. Variety is the spice of life, so go for it!