News About Sam Mustafa
Sam Mustafa, CEO of Charleston Hospitality Group shares his insight on how to analyze your restaurant’s current offerings of your restaurant’s menu for maximizing total profitability. This is the first step to controlling your food costs. Tackle 4 types of menu performance now!
Your Menu Is Your Life-Line
Your restaurant’s menu is more than a list of items that you sell to guests. This menu provides a guide for customers to decide what to buy. It is important for restaurant managers, owners and corporate associates to understand that your menu reinforces your branding and decide which items can be promoted or ditched. You can think of your restaurant menu as a tool to convince guests to buy certain items, choose larger sizes, and taste test your latest specials. Understanding your target guests, what menu items appeal to them and the certain factors that make guests spend more is step #1 to improve your menu.
If your company is not paying attention to managing and responding to online reviews, it is time to make it a habit to incorporate this into your workforce’s daily work routine, especially if you’re in the industry of Food and Beverage. Online reviews are becoming your restaurant’s first impression and once someone adds comments about their experience on one of these platforms, they are there indefinitely, and are likely to influence those who have not been to your restaurant yet. Good ones are great! Bad ones are not – even down-right damning. These reviews have the power to make or break your success. Don’t believe me? Check out these facts by Inc.com!
They’ve been named Best Of The Best by Tripadvisor and now you can get the tastiness of “Toast” all day long!
As the CEO of Charleston Hospitality Group in Charleston, SC, I realized early in my career that no two employees work the same. All employees have their own unique skill set, personality and strengths. As a leader, it is important to bring the best of these traits in your people, while also coaching them to be the best they can be. The process of delegation and finding those responsibilities best suited for your team is not an easy task. Let’s get that straight! Understanding what motivates your employees and how to operate efficiency as a leader is the key to mastering delegation.
Here at the Charleston Hospitality Group we are known for our outstanding restaurants accompanied by our delicious food. All six of our restaurants: Toast! All Day, Eli’s Table, HonkyTonk Saloon, Queology, and John King Grill and Piano Bar have been nothing but massive successes with diverse menus, entertainment and promotions that never disappoint. The brains behind Charleston Hospitality Group and all of our success is Founder and CEO Sam Mustafa. Sam started the company on his own with money he saved from working various jobs in the food industry, which instilled in him a lot of the core values that he works to educate his employees on. As the leader of Charleston Hospitality Group, Sam works to bring dedication, passion, and drive to his restaurant empire.
I have said it before and I will say it for as long as my experiences tell me otherwise; being an Entrepreneur is a job that requires inexhaustible grit, resilience and dedication. When you open up a company, that company and your employees soon become your everything. You’re now the leader and Chief Commander. It’s game time.