Waitrainer+ Blog

Give Yourself the Gift of Good Training in 2017

Posted on December 28, 2016 by Michelle Locke

2016 was a hard year for a lot of people. Let’s set the bar higher in 2017—let’s simplify your training, reduce your stress, and get you on the road to actually, you know, enjoying being a restaurant owner, operator, or manager!

Here are our top tips for making 2017 the best year ever. And as always, if you have questions about Waitrainer+, send ...
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3 Steps to Better Training

Posted on December 27, 2016 by Michelle Locke

Better training doesn’t have to be a headache. That’s what we believe here at Waitrainer+.

We firmly believe that we can turn around your training with the Waitrainer+ system in just 2 weeks. However, if you just aren’t ready (financially or mentally) to take that leap, we have a few steps you can take without Waitrainer+ to get your training ...
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3 Tips for Managing Employees During the Holidays

Posted on December 20, 2016 by Michelle Locke

The holidays can be tough, for managers, owners and operators, and employees alike. It’s a stressful time of year, one where we want to be with our families, but with gift exchanges, holiday get-togethers, and more, money can be tight. The stores are busy and so are restaurants. You need all employees on deck, but your employees would rather be anywhere else. Add in a heaping ...
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The Waitrainer+ Christmas List

Posted on December 19, 2016 by Michelle Locke

We’re making a list. We’re checking it twice. We want a lot of things for Christmas—and we wanted to share them with you!
  • We want every restaurant to succeed in 2017. If we could sit down with each and every restaurant owner and operator across the world, we would. However, time travel and a Star Trek-esque transporter don’t exist yet. ...
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Are You Keeping Your Employees and Customers Safe?

Posted on December 13, 2016 by Michelle Locke

There comes a time, in almost every single restaurant’s existence, where you encounter a customer who just doesn’t know when to stop. They push servers and bartenders to the brink of patience; they get loud and obnoxious at other guests. Maybe they’re drinking too much—ordering round after round with little thought to their increasingly belligerent behavior—or ...
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All About Menu Training in 2017

Posted on December 5, 2016 by Michelle Locke

For the past few weeks, we’ve been focusing on improving your menu training in 2017. We wanted to do a simple round up, in case you missed any of these great posts!

As well, we wanted to share a summary of tips you can implement right now to make 2017 your best year ever.

  • Start having pre-shift meetings & use those pre-shift meetings ...
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Naughty or Nice? 4 Reasons to Step Up Your Social Media Policy in 2017

Posted on November 30, 2016 by Michelle Locke

With 2017 right around the corner, it’s time to get all your ducks in a row to ensure you have the best year yet. We want to help—so this month, we’ll be posting the best tips and tricks for employee retention, the holidays, menu training, and employee policies.

First on our list is the controversial social media policy. We’ve written
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How to Protect Your Restaurant During Holiday Parties

Posted on November 30, 2016 by Jeremy Green

We’ve all seen at least one company party portrayed on TV as an event with binge drinking, drug use, and overt sexual harassment. In the past, this portrayal wouldn’t have been far from the truth, but today companies are much more liability conscious, wanting to avoid getting sued for the misadventures of their employees.

Companies wanting to host holiday ...
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The Holidays & Your Restaurant [Infographic]

Posted on November 29, 2016 by Michelle Locke

With Thanksgiving already behind us, it’s time to look at what the holidays really mean for restaurants.

We tend to think of the holidays as a time for home and family—in fact, some years, restaurants see huge declines in sales throughout November, December, and January! While this might be true, that doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities ...
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Is Your Menu Training Ready for 2017?

Posted on November 22, 2016 by Michelle Locke

Don’t panic, but we’re only a few weeks away from 2017.

Ok, maybe panic a little bit—especially if you’re restaurant isn’t quite where you want it to be. It’s ok though. We want to help you make 2017 your best year yet. That means improving your training, making your employees happier, and giving you more time to focus on what’s ...
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