Episode 19

A Restaurant Owner Intervention

Published on: 5th May, 2021

In this episode of The Restaurant Prosperity Formula podcast, host David Scott Peters talks about the dangers of being a business owner who enables a work environment where no one is accountable, and the restaurant owner thinks they must be the best at everything. The problem with this is if you’re so good at doing everyone’s job and taking it over, your team learns they don’t have to be good or do the work. When you take over everything and don’t give your employees and managers room to do their jobs, they start to resent you and let you do all the work. If this sounds familiar, or if you’ve worked with this person, know this is a classic problem in the restaurant industry. In the case of restaurant owners, you start to resent that you’re doing all the work – even though you brought it on yourself. I call these restaurant owners enablers. This enabling behavior provides your employees with excuses for why they don’t have to do their jobs. They never get written up and suffer the consequences from not doing their jobs because you will just do it for them. Listen to this episode to find out if you are an enabler, or if you work with an enabler, and how to break the enabling cycle.

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The Restaurant Prosperity Formula
For Independent Restaurant Owners
If you’re ready to stop being a prisoner in your restaurant and finally have the life you’ve been working for, you are in the right place. Podcast host David Scott Peters has been coaching restaurant owners since 2003 how to transform their restaurants and their lives by becoming the leader their restaurant requires for success. He has taught thousands of other restaurant owners how to do less and lead more, how to delegate and trust their teams, and use task-based systems to make it all work. The lessons he teaches and the solutions for the moment he offers are based on his Restaurant Prosperity Formula. To learn more about David and his formula, visit davidscottpeters.com or pick up a copy of his book, "The Restaurant Prosperity Formula: What Successful Restaurateurs Do."

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David Scott Peters

David Scott Peters is a restaurant coach and speaker who teaches restaurant operators how to cut costs and increase profits with his trademark Restaurant Prosperity Formula. Known as the restaurant expert in the industry, he uses a no-BS style to teach and motivate restaurant owners and managers to take control of their businesses and finally realize their full potential. Thousands of restaurants have used his formula to transform their businesses.