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How do I grow my restaurant sales? What actually works in restaurant marketing: messenger bot, mobile marketing, email, Facebook ads, monthly promotions, events, fundraisers.. How do I track the results? How do I lower food cost and labor so we are more profitable? How do we retain staff?

These are some of the topics covered in this show hosted by restauranteurs, engineers, chief ops and marketing officers Matthew and Hengameh Stanfield.
They believe every restauranteur deserves owning a PROFITABLE restaurant that does not own them.
Got questions? Email us at makingdoughshow@gmail.com

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    • 4.3 • 10 Ratings

How do I grow my restaurant sales? What actually works in restaurant marketing: messenger bot, mobile marketing, email, Facebook ads, monthly promotions, events, fundraisers.. How do I track the results? How do I lower food cost and labor so we are more profitable? How do we retain staff?

These are some of the topics covered in this show hosted by restauranteurs, engineers, chief ops and marketing officers Matthew and Hengameh Stanfield.
They believe every restauranteur deserves owning a PROFITABLE restaurant that does not own them.
Got questions? Email us at makingdoughshow@gmail.com

    169. How to actually WORK ON your business vs. WORK IN your business | Restaurant Owner Tips

    169. How to actually WORK ON your business vs. WORK IN your business | Restaurant Owner Tips

    How to actually WORK ON your business vs. WORK IN your business? As a budding small business owner a few years ago, I started working IN our small restaurant business for hundred hours a week (just like anybody else). Then, I realized I did not want to get stuck in that tedious situation. So my husband, Matt, and I decided to make time to WORK ON our business. In today's Making Dough Restaurant Show episode, I am sharing tips on how we successfully manage our business without compromising our freedom as entrepreneurs -achieve work-life balance by WORKING ON the business! And hopefully, these tips will also work for you!

    Download: The Ultimate Restaurant Marketing Guide and all our FREE Resources at https://www.makingdoughshow.com/resources

    Watch: RESTAURANT SWOT ANALYSIS - How to conduct a swot analysis for your restaurant https://youtu.be/vePk26r5aA0

    Watch: 5 Tips to RECESSION Proof your RESTAURANT | Restaurant Owner Tips https://youtu.be/MR8OasNe8TQ

    Want to learn more about owning a profitable restaurant business and how to run a restaurant successfully? Subscribe to the Making Dough Restaurant Show and get weekly tips on restaurant marketing and restaurant management! Let's make some dough!

    Want TOAST POS for your restaurant? Click this link to sign up for a DEMO today and download the Restaurant Opening Calculator and Restaurant Business Plan Template for FREE: https://www.makingdoughshow.com/toast-demo

    Please visit our website https://www.makingdoughshow.com/

    LET'S CONNECT:

    SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2sif5kX​

    SUBSCRIBE to our Podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingdoughshow​

    FOLLOW us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2SLRp42​

    CONNECT on Linked-In: https://bit.ly/2D0a3QA​

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    #restaurantmanager​

    #makingdoughshow

    • 9 min
    168. 5 Tips to RECESSION Proof your RESTAURANT | Restaurant Owner Tips

    168. 5 Tips to RECESSION Proof your RESTAURANT | Restaurant Owner Tips

    Fellow business owners, how do you recession proof your restaurant business? In today's Making Dough Restaurant Show episode, Matt will give us 5 tips to RECESSION Proof your RESTAURANT! Take this restaurant owner's tips and run a successful restaurant business even in today's challenging times.

    Download: The Ultimate Restaurant Marketing Guide and all our FREE Resources at https://www.makingdoughshow.com/resources

    Watch: FIRED after 13 years working at Starbucks | Restaurant Owner Reaction https://youtu.be/c60oGG63f9Q

    Watch: How to Control Using Cell Phone at Work Effectively | Restaurant Owner Advice https://youtu.be/_bAHsX3esEs

    Want to learn more about owning a profitable restaurant business and how to run a restaurant successfully? Subscribe to the Making Dough Restaurant Show and get weekly tips on restaurant marketing and restaurant management! Let's make some dough!

    Want TOAST POS for your restaurant? Click this link to sign up for a DEMO today and download the Restaurant Opening Calculator and Restaurant Business Plan Template for FREE: https://www.makingdoughshow.com/toast-demo

    Please visit our website https://www.makingdoughshow.com/

    LET'S CONNECT:

    SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/2sif5kX​

    SUBSCRIBE to our Podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingdoughshow​

    FOLLOW us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2SLRp42​

    CONNECT on Linked-In: https://bit.ly/2D0a3QA​

    #restaurant​

    #restaurantmanagement​

    #restaurantmarketing​

    #restaurantmanager​

    #makingdoughshow

    • 7 min
    167. FIRED after 13 years working at Starbucks | Restaurant Owner Reaction

    167. FIRED after 13 years working at Starbucks | Restaurant Owner Reaction

    A few days ago, a video of a Starbucks employee who got fired after 13 years went viral online. This 33-year-old man who worked at Starbucks for more than a decade got fired over a month-old violation. It led to a union (an entire Starbucks store) walkout and a viral video that garnered more than 21 million views on TikTok. 



    As restaurant and business owners, what lessons could we learn from this unfortunate Starbucks worker story? Here are my three takeaways. 



    Download: The Ultimate Restaurant Marketing Guide and all our FREE Resources at https://www.makingdoughshow.com/resources

    Watch: How to Control Using Cell Phone at Work Effectively | Restaurant Owner Advice https://youtu.be/_bAHsX3esEs

    Watch: How to grow Restaurant Sales Successfully | Restaurant Owner Top Tips https://youtu.be/q4EonIZdpvA



    Want to learn more about owning a profitable restaurant business and how to run a restaurant successfully? Subscribe to the Making Dough Restaurant Show and get weekly tips on restaurant marketing and restaurant management! Let's make some dough! 



    Want TOAST POS for your restaurant? Click this link to sign up for a DEMO today and download the Restaurant Opening Calculator and Restaurant Business Plan Template for FREE: https://www.makingdoughshow.com/toast-demo

    Please visit our website https://www.makingdoughshow.com/



    LET'S CONNECT: 

    SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/2sif5kX​ 

    SUBSCRIBE to our Podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingdoughshow​ 

    FOLLOW us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2SLRp42​ 

    CONNECT on Linked-In: https://bit.ly/2D0a3QA​



    #restaurant​

    #restaurantmanagement​

    #restaurantmarketing​ 

    #restaurantmanager​

    #makingdoughshow

    • 7 min
    166. How to Control Using Cell Phone at Work Effectively | Restaurant Owner Advice

    166. How to Control Using Cell Phone at Work Effectively | Restaurant Owner Advice

    How to Control Using Cell Phone at Work Effectively? Is it wise for a restaurant manager to confiscate a phone from an employee? In today's Making Dough Show episode, I will discuss our proactive approach to implementing rules on using a cell phone at work. Employees must have cell phone etiquette in the workplace to avoid being distracted and maintain safety at all times. Would you like to know our strategy to ensure that our staff follows our workplace cell phone policy at all times? Then don't miss out on this episode! Watch until the end!

    Download: The Ultimate Restaurant Marketing Guide and all our FREE Resources at https://www.makingdoughshow.com/resources

    Watch: 5 Restaurant Business Success Tips | How to run a Successful Restaurant https://youtu.be/lCcxPAigL7E

    Watch: How to grow Restaurant Sales Successfully | Restaurant Owner Top Tips https://youtu.be/q4EonIZdpvA

    Want to learn more about owning a profitable restaurant business and how to run a restaurant successfully? Subscribe to the Making Dough Restaurant Show and get weekly tips on restaurant marketing and restaurant management! Let's make some dough!

    Want TOAST POS for your restaurant? Click this link to sign up for a DEMO today and download the Restaurant Opening Calculator and Restaurant Business Plan Template for FREE: https://www.makingdoughshow.com/toast-demo

    Please visit our website https://www.makingdoughshow.com/

    LET'S CONNECT:

    SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/2sif5kX​

    SUBSCRIBE to our Podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingdoughshow​

    FOLLOW us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2SLRp42​

    CONNECT on Linked-In: https://bit.ly/2D0a3QA​

    #restaurant​

    #restaurantmanagement​

    #restaurantmarketing​

    #restaurantmanager​

    #makingdoughshow

    • 8 min
    165. How to grow Restaurant Sales Successfully | Restaurant Owner Top Tips

    165. How to grow Restaurant Sales Successfully | Restaurant Owner Top Tips

    Today, we get to answer David's question about how to grow restaurant sales successfully. As restaurant owners and managers, the recent years have become challenging due to different hardships we've been facing, such as the pandemic, inflation, etc. Our top priority should be growing our sales. We need to be profitable, and aggressive restaurant marketing can make a difference. Watch this episode and apply this to increase restaurant sales! 



    Download: The Ultimate Restaurant Marketing Guide and all our FREE Resources at https://www.makingdoughshow.com/resources

    Watch: 5 EFFECTIVE Ways to HANDLE STRESS of owning a Restaurant Business https://youtu.be/MFKiN4o83EI

    Watch: TOP Marketing Strategies to Launch a Restaurant | How to Open a Successful Restaurant https://youtu.be/_xGgRh7eDOA



    Want to learn more about owning a profitable restaurant business and how to run a restaurant successfully? Subscribe to the Making Dough Restaurant Show and get weekly tips on restaurant marketing and restaurant management! Let's make some dough! 



    Want TOAST POS for your restaurant? Click this link to sign up for a DEMO today and download the Restaurant Opening Calculator and Restaurant Business Plan Template for FREE: https://www.makingdoughshow.com/toast-demo

    Please visit our website https://www.makingdoughshow.com/



    LET'S CONNECT: 

    SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/2sif5kX​ 

    SUBSCRIBE to our Podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingdoughshow​ 

    FOLLOW us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2SLRp42​ 

    CONNECT on Linked-In: https://bit.ly/2D0a3QA​



    #restaurant​

    #restaurantmanagement​

    #restaurantmarketing​ 

    #restaurantmanager​

    #makingdoughshow

    • 12 min
    164. 5 EFFECTIVE Ways to HANDLE STRESS of owning a Restaurant Business

    164. 5 EFFECTIVE Ways to HANDLE STRESS of owning a Restaurant Business

    How to handle the stress of owning a restaurant business? As restaurant owners, we experience stress every single day. It's inevitable. But when it becomes periodic and excessive, we must do something to manage it effectively so it won't affect our body and brain function. Finding practical ways to deal with stress is crucial to having a successful restaurant business.

    Download: The Ultimate Restaurant Marketing Guide and all our FREE Resources at https://www.makingdoughshow.com/resources

    Watch: TOP Marketing Strategies to Launch a Restaurant | How to Open a Successful Restaurant https://youtu.be/_xGgRh7eDOA

    Watch: 5 Restaurant Business Success Tips | How to run a Successful Restaurant https://youtu.be/lCcxPAigL7E

    Want to learn more about owning a profitable restaurant business and how to run a restaurant successfully? Subscribe to the Making Dough Restaurant Show and get weekly tips on restaurant marketing and restaurant management! Let's make some dough!

    Want TOAST POS for your restaurant? Click this link to sign up for a DEMO today and download the Restaurant Opening Calculator and Restaurant Business Plan Template for FREE: https://www.makingdoughshow.com/toast-demo

    Please visit our website https://www.makingdoughshow.com/

    LET'S CONNECT:

    SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/2sif5kX​

    SUBSCRIBE to our Podcast: https://anchor.fm/makingdoughshow​

    FOLLOW us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2SLRp42​

    CONNECT on Linked-In: https://bit.ly/2D0a3QA​

    #restaurant​

    #restaurantmanagement​

    #restaurantmarketing​

    #restaurantmanager​

    #makingdoughshow

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Joseohmckeown17 ,

Pizzeria owner

Great podcast! Lots of practical tips and tricks. Very helpful!

HengamStanfield ,

Making Dough

Love this podcast specially because Hengam is a restaurant owner herself.. She shares what they are doing to be successful when it comes to marketing, handling customers and SYSTEMS.

emmyguitarlover ,

Practical, Simple, Brilliant

This is one of the best marketing podcast I’ve listened to. Incredibly practical but also fantastic ideas and NEW ideas I haven’t heard before. As the owner of a small pizzeria it’s been so helpful. Thank you for sharing this information!

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