As Joe Elmore always said: Proper Planning Prevents Pretty Poor Performance.
What Do I Plan?
Planning is an integrated function. Most of the planning items listed above link to each other in some fashion.
For instance, once you have planned and forecasted your sales, you can then plan your staffing needs, food ordering, food production and any marketing you would like to do.
How Do I Plan?
Planning takes time. It is not an agenda item that you rush to get done. For existing restaurants, much information from many departments must be collected. Once this is completed, then you are ready to plan. For new restaurants with no previous history, a Market Analysis must be completed before planning can begin.
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