Here are 10 quick tips about restaurants, from opening a new restaurant to hiring staff and purchasing equipment.


1. Consider used restaurant equipment
If you are opening a new restaurant or looking to replace existing restaurant equipment don’t overlook used restaurant equipment. You can find many gently used pieces of restaurant equipment for pennies on the dollar. As I like to say new is nice, but always necessary.

2. Decide if a POS system is better than a cash register
If you are thinking of opening a new restaurant, I strongly urge you to invest in a POS System. Unlike a standard cash register which just tracks sales, a POS (Point of Sale) System can track sales, menu items, act as a time clock for employees and even help take reservations. A POS system will cost more than a cash register, but if used to its full potential, it will more than pay for itself in the long run.

3. Don’t hire just anyone to tend bar
If your restaurant has a bar area or pub, be selective about who staffs it. A good bartender will not only know how to pour drinks, he or she will excel in customer service. A good b

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