Episode 54

Why It Is OK to Let Your Restaurant Manager Go

Published on: 7th September, 2022

As a small business owner, one of the most difficult things to do is let someone in management go. Especially in an independent restaurant, these people can be like family to you and have put a lot of themselves into your business. But as you grow and adjust your expectations, some people just can’t grow in the job. Other times, they are just not a good culture fit. No matter the reason, concluding that it’s time for that manager to go sucks. Nobody likes to fire people, especially when you really care about them personally. In this episode of my podcast, The Restaurant Prosperity Formula, I want to teach you how to know when it’s time to fire a manager, why I would rather run short staffed than have the wrong people on my team, and what to do put yourself in a position where when a manager leaves voluntarily or through disciplinary action, you’re not worried about it. This episode is full of examples of how restaurant owners I coach have dealt with this issue and what happened once they followed through.

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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.