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Matt Thompson

Matt has let his lifelong passion of food and people lead him to 15 amazing years as a restaurant manager and another 9 years working as a Director with a major food service distributor. He has channeled this passion to help create and run ShiftNote. When he's not dominating the food service industry, he's spending time with his 4 children and cheering on the Tigers as a Mizzou Alumni.

Managing Employee Engagement and Turnover in the Restaurant Industry

The restaurant industry is notorious for its high employee turnover rates, which can significantly impact a business's bottom line. According to the National Restaurant Association, the turnover rate in the restaurant sector is nearly double that of other industries.  Whether you are a restaurant manager or owner, we'll give you strategies to manage employee engagement and reduce turnover in your restaurant.

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Leveraging Independence Day Sales Strategies

ShiftNote_July_4th_2018Ready to add a little spark and boom to your restaurant profit? Independence Day is not only a fun holiday celebrating the freedom of the United States. It is also an excellent opportunity to increase restaurant sales. When you brainstorm and implement Independence Day sales strategies, you will both increase sales on the holiday

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Slow Sales Problem vs. Symptom


Here is the deal - often restaurants blame problems they are having on slow sales without looking at the reason for slow sales. Some restaurant owners even resolve themselves to believing that their restaurant just has an ongoing sales problem. But slow sales are

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Employee Scheduling Software Tips From Industry Vets

Restaurant employee scheduling can quickly become a nightmare trying to balance between shift planning,  employee’s personal schedules and the restaurants needs. While the task of employee scheduling can become daunting quick, you can focus on the things you can control. With these employee

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TIPS: How to Increase Restaurant Sales and Profits


There is a number of ways how to increase restaurant sales, yet the profit-generating strategy many restaurant owners or leaders overlook is training. Everything comes down to teaching your staff how to succeed in your restaurant with excellent customer service, product knowledge, selling

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6 Ways Manufacturers Can Increase Efficiency


In manufacturing, a more efficient business means a safer environment, increased productivity, and potentially larger profits. Here are six ways to increase efficiency at your manufacturing business -- and see lasting results.

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