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#081: How Profitable is a Successful Restaurant? – Restaurant Solutions, Inc

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Sydney Lynn – Restaurant Solutions INC – @RSIoperations – San Diego, CA

Podcast recorded live above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California.

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  • Sydney Lynn is the Senior Client Advisor at Restaurant Solution Inc. RSI helps small businesses maximize profits by educating their clients on efficient restaurant operations.
  • How RSI’s proprietary restaurant accounting and management system Lester comes with the full support of industry-specific specialists.
  • Sydney breaks down the dollar in sales and explains the impact each cent has on your overall operations.
  • Tracking the weekly behavior of your business to give a more accurate picture of what the bottom line looks like and the ways it can benefit your restaurant.
  • The mistakes restaurant owners make: not having enough operating capital, not understanding margins, lack of staff education, etc.

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RSI Digital Panel – Everything You Need to Know About Professional Level Services in the Restaurant

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Shareable Quotes:

  • “We really invest in our clients and knowledge is key to that investment.” {10:23} – Sydney Lynn
  • “Cash doesn’t always equal profit. That’s something I think new operators really need to understand.” {13:20} – Sydney Lynn
  • “I find it interesting how many restaurant operators are not aware of what’s actually happening within their four walls.” {25:46} – Sydney Lynn
  • “Just show appreciation and treat people like humans. That will go so much further than being a dick to them.” {33:27} – Derek Marso
  • “There’s one thing that we all love and that’s hospitality. People love to get taken care of.” {48:00} – Shawn Walchef

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