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Virtual: Restaurant Reality 2021 Series

Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am Free
Repeats weekly (to August 12)
The South-West Texas Border Region SBDC’s have partnered together to bring you expert content to help your small business grow and succeed.

You will learn from Special guest speaker Chris Tripoli, who has 40 years of service in the Hospitality Industry as a designer, developer, owner and operator presents. Each session has a different focus to help you ramp up your restaurant, everything from startup and reopening, to managing the menu and your team. Don’t miss this stand out opportunity to improve your restaurant.

July 22: Opening Your Restaurant after COVID 19* Concept development…creating your point of distinction* Market Trends* Building an opening plan and budget* Managing the opening process and why things take so long

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July 29: Making Your Start Up Restaurant Menu Work For You* Developing the right amount of menu items* Proper cross utilization of main items ingredients* Determining if separate pick up and delivery menus are right for your restaurant* Creating seasonal offerings that help increase revenue and decrease food cost* Menu items cost, design-layout and pricing strategies that work

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August 5: Building your Opening Staff in Today’s Post COVID Market* Determining your proper opening staff levels* Creating position responsibilities and job descriptions* Where to find and how to promote to get the best applicants* Developing a selection process with interview format, questions and evaluations* Designing training materials and schedules that work for each position

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August 12: Marketing and Promotion For Your Restaurants Opening!* Developing an opening marketing plan* Budget considerations* Using your community to promote your restaurants opening* Using digital advertising* Pros and cons of introductory menu discount offers

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