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Stephani Robson Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast part 2

With excitement, allow me to introduce to you today's guest: Emeritus Faculty of The Hotel School of Cornell University, Stephani Robson. Until her recent retirement, Dr. Stephani Robson was a member of the faculty at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration for almost 30 years, where she taught literally thousands of students and executives about development and planning for hotels and restaurants. Prior to joining academia, she designed commercial kitchens for just about every kind of operation: restaurants, hotels, airports, hospitals, universities, and more.

Check out episode 802: Ramp Up To Financial Sustainability with Ken Schwartz as mentioned in today's workshop.

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote or mantra:

  • “Know who you’re talking to and what they care about.”

In today's episode with Stephani Robson we will discuss:

  • Occupancy cost thumb rule: money you spend on real estate
  • Rent
  • Property tax
  • CAM - common area maintenance
  • What is your average check?
  • Be specific
  • How many covers/units of sales
  • Don’t multiple by 52/every week is not equal

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Huge thanks to Stephani Robson for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!


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