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In this episode, David Scott Peters joins Eric Cacciatore on the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast to discuss budgeting.

In 2003, David discovered his passion for teaching independent restaurant owners on how to build a business that gives them financial freedom and freedom from their restaurants, and he's been doing it ever since. He specializes in coaching independent operators because once they have the proper systems and methods in place, their passion for providing an exceptional experience elevates the industry and their communities.

David is a regular speaker at food industry events all over the country, is a regular guest contributor to restaurant industry publications, and enjoys teaching restaurant owners how to live their passions while also operating a profitable business.

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David Scott Peters is an industry powerhouse overflowing with information and mentorship. He has joined Restaurant Unstoppable on 5 previous episodes including:

Check out episode 141: Helping Put The Power Back In The Hands Of Independents

Check out episode 437: Where To Start With Menu Engineering

Check out episode 578: How To Build A Budget

Check out episode 639: 7 Steps For Creating Great Managers

Check out episode 763: Checklists 101

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Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote or mantra:

  • “You can have the one bad day, it’s what you do the next day that defines you.”

In today's workshop with David Scott Peters we will discuss:

  • 1 Trailing 12 Month Sales
  • 2 Sales % by Category
  • 3 Cost of Goods Sold
  • 4 Labor $ and % by Position
  • 5 Fixed or Variable?
  • 6 Create a Plan
  • 7 Forecasting Sales

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