ALLERGIES: Is there Latex on the Menu? Cross Contamination

At The Frog, we have come across a number of  frequent restaurant goers about the growing concern of Latex allergies and how it affects their dining experience. There is much to consider when opening a restaurant:  whether you are a popular pizzeria, food truck, or bakery, the lifeline of any food concept is the customer.  And… Read More

Find the Perfect Location

I had to drive about 75 miles out of my way this morning, before coming to work (I average about 600 a week, so this isn’t a big deal to me). And let me tell you, I noticed something peculiar. I couldn’t help notice how many oddly placed restaurants/bars there were! I was driving through… Read More

Restaurant Management: Managing Food Costs

We at One Fat Frog can help you get the best used equipment for your restaurant, bar, cafe, or bistro. Of course, cooking food is only as good as the food you buy, and your inventory is an area where, if you’re not careful, can cost you more than you make. So here are some… Read More

Restaurant Management: Avoiding Cross Contamination

I have no idea if you’ve ever seen this awesome show called “Bar Rescue,” but one of my favorite episodes is where the host, nightlife expert Jon Taffer, goes into a kitchen when he sees a woman cross contaminate food in the kitchen and goes crazy. He screams at the cook, he screams at the… Read More

Running a Restaurant: Keeping Your Staff Educated

As the resident Professor here at One Fat Frog, I’ve learned something important about life (since I’m accustomed to constantly lecturing on such a subject): one should always be learning. Even as an arrogant know-it-all, I know I don’t actually know everything, which is why I always try to learn. In your restaurant business, it’s… Read More

Restaurant Management Marketing: Take Advantage of The Holidays

There was an interesting story that was floating around the One Fat Frog office last week. Apparently, one of our guys in the office went to a local branch of a well-known national restaurant chain. I hate to give away which chain, so let’s just say the servers are all women and they tend to… Read More

Running a Restaurant: Validating Your Menu

So you’ve spent all this money to buy a restaurant, hire a staff, and create the concept. You plan an open date, you make a big deal about it, the place is packed. And then…the shame: the menu sucks! How could this happen? There was so much planning, so much meticulous planning. In order to… Read More

Restaurant Management: Using Social Media

Let’s start off with an extremely obvious statement: our world is digital. Of course you know that; you’re reading a blog that One Fat Frog hosts and runs. So in this new digital world, it’s important to use social media as a means to to get more interested in your restaurant. Here are a few… Read More

Running a Restaurant: Avoiding Spoilage

There are many obstacles that the average restaurant owner must fight constantly, among which is the issue of food spoilage. Food spoilage obviously is unacceptable and there are many ways for restaurant owners to avoid this. -Only order what you’ll use within an item’s shelf life (set up a “par”, or a minimum level of… Read More

Running a Restaurant: Revamping the Menu

Restaurants, like all businesses, must learn to evolve with the changing times. From advertising to decor, there are new trends and ideas constantly finding their way into light, and a good restaurant knows how to work with those changes. Among those changes, the restaurant must know how to keep their menu evolving with other changes.… Read More

Start Up: Manager Rundown

Finding the right managers for your restaurant location is critical because these folks set the tone for the rest of your employees. You’re really going to have to hire the best people for this position. Your managers control how smoothly the shift runs in your absence. Meaning, they control ultimately how much money your restaurant… Read More

Restaurant Management: Providing Entertainment

Having good food is the main way that your restaurant is going to draw customers through the doors. Of course, customers don’t just pay for the food. They pay for the atmosphere and the ambiance as well. While there are many ways to create that atmosphere, one way is to provide some form of entertainment.… Read More

Restaurant Management: Managing Quality

Let’s face it: it doesn’t matter if you’re behind the counter at a restaurant or sitting at a table; you don’t want the food to taste bad. There are ways to manage the quality of your product that should be followed as closely as possible. -Date everything: when you get a delivery and get ready… Read More

Restaurant Management: Cash Flow

In any business, keeping track of cash flow is incredibly important. In the restaurant business, it’s especially important. Understanding cash flow can be done even if you’re new to the business. Here are some steps to remember: -Watch the cash you take in versus the cash going out. You know the bills you need to… Read More

Restaurant Management: Managing Your Team

We One Fat Frog people work with lots of different businesses, and there’s one fact that we know from doing this: we can all learn from each other. At the end of the day, we all want to run an effective and profitable business, so hopefully we can teach new things we learn along the… Read More