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I travel constantly for work, which hasn't been great for my waistline. After eating in all of the best restaurants in the world for a few years, I realized that I had gained around 30 pounds. Fortunately, I was able to work with a health coach who taught me some valuable skills for my way of life. She taught me how to recognize unhealthy foods and swap them out for better options--even in foreign hotels. The results were incredible. I was able to lose weight while enjoying my travel adventures. My blog is for anyone out there who wants to enjoy healthier food on the go.


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Three Keys To Running A Successful Restaurant

by Margie Harris

If you're looking to get all that you need out of your small restaurant, you'll need to look into some tips that will help you take it to the next level. A restaurant has a lot of chance for success, as long as you stay on top of the details and always look toward progress. To this end, think about these tips below so that you can make your restaurant thrive and stand out to the fullest. 

#1: Find the reliable equipment that you need 

To get the most out of your restaurant, be certain that you can get your hands on equipment that is reliable. If you're on a budget, sometimes the hardest thing in the world is to stock up on quality equipment. Thankfully, you can look into things like restaurant liquidation sales and auctions to get your hands on equipment that is high quality but inexpensive. Assess your restaurant and figure out which equipment you need the most. Consider purchasing a milkshake machine in order to add treats to your standard menu. This can also be useful if your restaurant is more health-conscious, as there are plenty of healthy smoothies and milkshakes you can make that are rich in protein, fiber and good carbohydrates.

#2: Look for mentors and learn the ropes

The restaurant industry is incredibly specific in its quirks and words of advice you must follow. The best thing you can do to thrive in the restaurant business is to find a mentor that has been successful. Put together a team that can make your vision come to fruition. For instance, if you are the chef, you may need someone who can shore up the details — such as menu presentation, the wine list and allocation of resources. The more you are on top of these issues, the more successful your restaurant will be.

#3: Market your restaurant effectively

Get the assistance of a firm that can help you get the word out about your restaurant. Search engine optimization marketing can cost you somewhere between approximately $500 and $1,300. Marketing plans can be the difference between your restaurant being a hidden gem and one that is booming with revenue. Focus on things like customer loyalty incentives, rewards points and apps that encourage people to share photos of their latest dish. 

Consider these three tips to the best of your ability so that you get all that you need from your restaurant.