San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2012
Setting up a restaurant at the beginning of the work day is a crucial step, as it can determine how smoothly the business runs from there on out. This is why a restaurant startup checklist is such a useful tool for restaurant owners and managers. This checklist will out line what needs to be done, when and how it needs to be done and who is expected to do it.
By using this restaurant startup checklist the managers and owners can save themselves and the business a lot of time, as there will not be any confusion as to what needs to be done before the restaurant opens its doors for the day. Not only will it facilitate the smooth running of the business, but if things do not go right and something is overlooked, it will be much easier for managers to find the problem and hold the offending employee accountable.
When everyone knows what is expected of them, they will be able to do their jobs properly and the manager will not have to constantly be shouting orders or breathing down the employees’ necks. This checklist provides an avenue for communication between the restaurant owners and employees and avoids any confrontations brought on by misunderstandings. This checklist can be especially important when the restaurant is still new and or if there are new employees on the team.
This checklist may also help to develop a better employee schedule. Next to each task assigned the employee for the day should be a small box that they can initial and put in the time when it was completed. This clearly shows how much time each task is taking and will give the manager a better idea of how to best schedule these tasks for the most efficiency in the restaurant. By spreading out the tasks, managers can ensure that all the opening restaurant staff are kept busy and won’t waste time waiting around for new tasks to be assigned.
The restaurant startup checklist also ensures consistent customer service. Most diners will return to a restaurant or establishment where they can depend on consistent high quality. Little details are important, and one small thing like failing to turn on the TV at the bar may impact the customer’s experience. Thus documenting the procedure for opening each day is a must for a successful restaurant.
Each restaurant will have a different list of tasks that need to be completed depending on what services are offered and how the restaurant is operated, but simple tasks that should not be overlooked are things like checking the cleanliness of the establishment, how well the equipment is working, checking off the inventory and making sure all condiment containers are filled, as well as filling the cash drawers.
Restaurant owners can create their own checklist to ensure that all bases are covered by using preformatted restaurant forms and checklists and adding the details that are specific to their establishment. A full restaurant startup checklist review gives more details on what to include on this helpful list.