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The Top 10 Most Common Pitfalls of a Restaurant Shift

Here’s a question for you … Have you ever had a “perfect” shift? No really. Have you ever had a shift where nothing went wrong, every guest was happy, employees all showed up and … wait for it … every dish was perfect? You’re probably shaking your head side to side right about now. A […]

Here’s a question for you …

Have you ever had a “perfect” shift?

No really. Have you ever had a shift where nothing went wrong, every guest was happy, employees all showed up and … wait for it … every dish was perfect?

You’re probably shaking your head side to side right about now.

A lot can happen in a four-hour shift. Even more over the course of an entire day. The goal for any restaurant manager is never a “perfect shift” – that’s a pipedream. Really, you’re just doing everything you can to minimize the number of crazy things that happen.

And there a lot. Here’s a list of the most common pitfalls a restaurant faces every single day. And because we’re all about giving great advice over here at HotSchedules, we included a few ideas to get your shift into top performing shape.

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