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Preparing Your Restaurant for the Busy Holiday Season


It is the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is upon us, which for restaurant owners means a time when business is booming. If you do not properly prepare, these next two months will be hectic and stressful. However, if you take the time to develop an organized plan of action, you can conquer the rush with ease and holiday cheer:

Hire Help
The holiday season unfortunately falls on the calendar the same time as flu and cold season. If one of your workers calls in sick, you want to be able to call in a replacement to take their place for his or her shift. It is also a good idea to have extra staff working on your notoriously busy shifts, such as the weekend. Take the time to carefully evaluate your staff, and hire help where it is needed. A great way to fill gaps in your team temporarily is to reach out to previous employees that left for college and will be returning home for the holidays.

Stock the Shelves
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is sure to take a toll on your existing inventory. Check records from previous holiday seasons to identify your most popular dishes. Then, you can order extra ingredients and items accordingly. No customer wants to hear that you are out of his or her favorite food, so be safe rather than sorry when it comes time to order. You also may want to increase your supply of dishware. The busier your restaurant is, the more time it will take to get dishes washed, so have some extra plates, bowls and silverware on hand.

Prep Your Staff
The holiday season requires all hands on deck, so it is crucial that you take the time to prepare your staff prior to the rush. Have a staff meeting where you can discuss with your entire team what is expected of them during this special time. If you want certain workers to take on extra responsibilities or work longer hours, you need to inform them of this beforehand. Your entire staff should be on the same page, so that there is no confusion and operations can run efficiently and smoothly.

Hire Ace Grease Services, Inc.
Last but certainly not least; you can hire our team of talented technicians to help you conquer the holiday season. We offer a wide variety of commercial kitchen maintenance services to meet your every need. From used cooking oil pickup to 24/7 emergency service plumbing, we can keep your business running smoothly. With our grease trap cleaning service, you can rest assured that fats, oils and grease (FOG) will not fall into your sewer system and cause it to clog. With Ace Grease Service, Inc., your business is in the best of hands year round. What are you waiting for? Call us today at 800-473-2733.