David Scott Peters

Journalist

David Scott Peters is a restaurant consultant, event speaker and founder of TheRestaurantExpert.com, a company committed to the success of independent restaurants offering exclusive online restaurant management software designed specifically to meet the complete operational needs of independent operators. Learn more about how David can help you at www.TheRestaurantExpert.com.

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The Restaurant Expert

When you see a regular at your bar and sometimes comp them a drink to thank them for making your bar their home away from home, you’re doing something Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Nov 13, 2019

The Restaurant Expert

Years ago, I came across a study called “The Spirit of Service.” It was done by a foodservice industry association that is no longer around, but the information it Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Sep 8, 2019

The Restaurant Expert

Operational systems from the back of the house to the front of the house are the only way for your restaurant to earn its potential in profits. The magic Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Aug 11, 2019

The Restaurant Expert

Independent restaurant owners tend to be the nicest, most generous people on the planet (even the grumpy ones). Think about it. They put others ahead of themselves all of Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Jun 1, 2019

The Restaurant Expert

For decades restaurants have been run with one key number in mind to ensure they have a chance of making money. That key number is called prime cost. What is Read more ›

David Scott Peters on May 1, 2019

The Resturant Expert

Being a restaurant manager can be a difficult job. It can be 100 times harder when you don’t have the right tools and support in place to be successful. Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Apr 1, 2019

The Restaurant Expert

How do you make money in the restaurant business? The reality is it’s the small things that add up, such as reducing the cost of cheese by a nickel Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Mar 1, 2019

The Restaurant Expert

Do you sometimes just want to fire everyone in your restaurant and just do all the work yourself? Do you wonder why people can’t just do it the way Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Feb 1, 2019

The Restaurant Expert

Do you sometimes just want to fire everyone in your restaurant and just do all the work yourself? Do you wonder why people can’t just do it the way Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Jan 1, 2019

The Restaurant Expert

Your back door is where you do a very important segment of your business–it’s where you order and receive your product. And it’s where restaurants bleed cash.  To fix this, Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Nov 1, 2018

The Restaurant Expert

Many restaurants fail because they simply failed to plan. How do you avoid failure—small or epic? It’s simple really. You plan for success. You put yourself and your restaurant in Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Oct 1, 2018

The Restaurant Expert

Do you have manager meetings? Not the passing-in-the-hall quick conversations, but actual sit-down meetings where you focus on moving the business forward? If you are, are they effective?  Communication in Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Sep 1, 2018

The Restaurant Expert

Something universal about successful restaurant owners is they never say or accept someone saying to them, “I can’t!” Successful restaurant owners recognize that when someone says, “I can’t,” what Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Aug 1, 2018

The Restaurant Expert

You can’t afford to not make a great first impression. There are too many other options for your guests in today’s marketplace. And with fewer dining out experiences per Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Jul 1, 2018

The Restaurant Expert

Labor is a major area where restaurants can bleed profitability. Why? When the clock goes tick, you owe! For your food costs, if you buy too much food, as Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Jun 1, 2018

The Restaurant Expert

I bet you’ve heard that a typical restaurant makes a nickel to 8 cents on every dollar they bring in. I bet you’ve heard about the study Ohio State Read more ›

David Scott Peters on May 1, 2018

The Restaurant Expert

Photo courtesy David Scott Peters Anyone who has worked in restaurants knows sexual harassment is rampant in the industry. Protect your employees and your business with knowledge on the subject.  Sexual Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Apr 1, 2018