Restaurant Profitability

Guiding Restaurants Out of the Perfect Storm

Restaurateurs have been forced to face a perfect storm of economic pressures on their businesses. The deferred rates re-valuation is now taking full effect and many high streets businesses are facing crippling rent rises as landlords seek to retain the value of their property. Restaurants are now spending on average 21% of turnover on rent…

Hotel F and B Wastage Equals Annual €23.8K in Lost Profit

Our customer, who operates a chain of excellent European hotels, had been working closely with the Venners consultancy team for a number of months to successfully upgrade their breakfast offering across their hotel portfolio in Germany.   Detailed hotel breakfast buffet analysis   The customer was seeking to improve breakfast standards whilst maintaining a level…

Opening a Restaurant

10 Vital Steps to Open Your Restaurant Business

You have purchased your first restaurant. Your restaurant concept is clear, the business plan and startup finances are sorted, the restaurant name has been decided, and now, following intense competitor research, you have the perfect location for it too. But where do you take opening a restaurant from here? Of course, opening a restaurant is…

Hospitality Leadership

Leadership in the Hospitality Industry Needs to Be Revived

In 1989, catering contractors showed extraordinary leadership. At a meeting in Kenley, the headquarters of Gardner Merchant, then the industry’s largest contractor, twenty companies agreed to pool quite sensitive commercial information on their food service businesses. The aim was to provide an annual picture of the growing size and significance of the contract catering sector…