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Best Restaurant Management Books Worth Your Attention

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Restaurant Management books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Restaurant Concepts, Management and Operations, Eighth Edition (2017)

 Best Restaurant Management Books Worth Your AttentionRestaurant Concepts, Management, and Operations, 8th Edition takes the reader from the initial idea to the grand opening. It features comprehensive, applications-based coverage of all aspects of developing, opening, and running a restaurant. This includes topics such as staffing, legal and regulatory concerns, cost control and general financing, marketing and promotion, equipment and design, the menu, sanitation, and concept. A one-stop guide to the restaurant business, the Eighth Edition of Walker’s, Restaurant Concepts, Management, and Operations continues the success of previous editions, providing, in an…
Author(s): John R. Walker

2. How to Rock Restaurant Management: 5 Ingredients to Leading a Successful Team (2017)

 Best Restaurant Management Books Worth Your AttentionAre you a new manager and feeling like you’re not sure where to start? Or are you seasoned, but struggling to really and build an ? Do you ever wonder, In this straightforward and tip-filled book, Katelyn Silva presents her approach and strategies for not only building a team, but leading them effectively to have smoother shifts, happier guests and team members, and ultimately In How to Rock Restaurant Management, you will find: • Katelyn’s five essential ingredients to leadership and positive team morale • How to save your restaurant time and money in team member turn-over •…
Author(s): Katelyn Silva

3. Restaurant Operator’s HR Playbook (2018)

 Best Restaurant Management Books Worth Your AttentionThe Restaurant Operator’s HR Playbook is your hands-on playbook for finding, hiring and developing leaders and implementing organized people systems. #326,023 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #294 in Human Resources (Books) #1242 in Human Resources & Personnel Management (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Carrie Luxem

4. Restaurant Financial Basics (2002)

 Best Restaurant Management Books Worth Your AttentionA complete, practical guide to managing restaurant business finances One of the keys to a successful restaurant business is strong financial management. This book equips readers with the tools needed to manage the finances of foodservice establishments effectively. Written by expert authors with extensive experience in the field, this accessible resource is filled with valuable information that can be applied to day-to-day operations. It offers concise, down-to-earth coverage of basic accounting topics-including pricing, budgeting, cost control, and cash flow-as…
Author(s): Raymond S. Schmidgall , David K. Hayes , et al.

5. Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business (2008)

 Best Restaurant Management Books Worth Your AttentionA landmark, bestselling business book and a fascinating behind-the-scenes history of the creation of Danny’s most famous eating establishments, Setting the Table is a treasure trove of valuable, innovative insights applicable to any business or organization. #4,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2 in Hospitality, Travel & Tourism (Books) #21 in Culinary Biographies & Memoirs #1 in Service Industry (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Danny Meyer

6. Restaurant Success by the Numbers: A Money-Guy’s Guide to Opening the Next New Hot Spot (2014)

 Best Restaurant Management Books Worth Your AttentionNinety percent of all restaurants fail, and those that succeed happened upon that mysterious X factor, right? Wrong! A man of many hats—money-guy, restaurant owner, and restaurant consultant—Roger Fields shows how a restaurant can survive its first year and keep diners coming back for years. Featuring real-life start-up stories (including many of the author’s own), this comprehensive how-to walks readers through the logistics of opening a restaurant: concept, location, menu, ambiance, staff, and, most important, profit. Updated to address…
Author(s): Roger Fields

7. Thanks for Coming in Today: Creating a Culture Where Employees Thrive & Customer Service is Alive (2018)

 Best Restaurant Management Books Worth Your AttentionBy providing your customers and guests with an unforgettable experience, your business can build customer loyalty and gain an edge over your competition. But what most managers forget is that great customer service starts with happy employees. To take your organization to the next level, you need to work from the inside out. In Thanks for Coming In Today, Charles Ryan Minton, president of CRM Hospitality and Consulting, shows you how to build and retain an all-star customer service team by establishing an environment in which employees can thrive. He…
Author(s): Charles Ryan Minton

8. Restaurant Management: Customers, Operations, and Employees (3rd Edition) (2006)

 Best Restaurant Management Books Worth Your AttentionIdentifies the crucial elements involved in the operation of a restaurant, and their interrelationships that are necessary to achieve success. Structured around the three parts of the meal experience—the customers, the operation (consisting of food, beverage and the physical facility) and the employees—the book examines how to effectively manage an existing restaurant operation. This edition continues its strong coverage of marketing, promotions, and employment issues, and captures the essential elements needed to produce satisfied customers and a…
Author(s): Robert Christie Mill

9. The Secrets to Restaurant Management and Staff Training: The Missing Pieces to a Highly Successful Restaurant Operation (2018)

 Best Restaurant Management Books Worth Your AttentionDo you ever feel that you are not fully appreciated? Are you always looking for a better work environment? Do you ever wonder what could be done to make a restaurant run more smoothly and efficiently? The answers lie with the actions of individuals. Schools only focus on culinary arts and other books on the technical aspects on how to perform certain tasks. This book will teach owners, managers, staff, and those who want to work in the industry, how to interact with each other; how to earn respect, trust and understanding; and how to work with each other as a team. It will show the importance of each…
Author(s): Christine Lueders

10. ManageFirst: Hospitality and Restaurant Management w/ Answer Sheet (2nd Edition) (ManageFirst Program) (2012)

 Best Restaurant Management Books Worth Your Attentionis focused on Hospitality Management and Restaurant Management. It includes essential content plus learning activities, case studies, professional profiles, research topics and more that support course objectives.   The text and exam are part of the from the National Restaurant Association (NRA). This edition is created to teach restaurant and hospitality students the core competencies of the Ten Pillars of Restaurant Management. The Ten Pillars of Restaurant Management is a job task analysis created with the input and validation of the industry that clearly indicates what a restaurant…
Author(s): National Restaurant Association

11. Restaurant & Bar Marketing: The no bulls#it guide to improving guest counts (2018)

 Best Restaurant Management Books Worth Your AttentionThe “Experts” are lying to you.  A real, raw and relevant look at the reality of marketing your bar or restaurant in today’s noisy online world.  Learn why social media marketing has lost its effectiveness over the years and how content marketing can give you a simple, much-needed edge.  Master the Fishbowl vs. the Ocean concept and start increasing guest counts where the NEW customers are – Google, Tripadvisor and Yelp.  NOT social media.  Do not listen to the “one size fits all” social media people who put their own best interests ahead of your restaurant’s success. Learn from my decade of corporate…
Author(s): Erik Shellenberger

12. Restaurant Handbook – Tools & Rules: Fundamentals of Restaurant Management (2013)

 Best Restaurant Management Books Worth Your AttentionRestaurant Parenting from inception to profits. Quick, clear, cogent answers with in-depth guidance to best practices. Six sections include (1) Start-Plan-Finance-Locate-Design (2) Quality-Menu Science. (3) Team Excellence (4) Training (5) Operations-control (6) Valuation Buy/Sell. Restaurant Handbook Tools & Rules combines MBA business science insight combined with 20 years of experience with designing, financing, building and operation of award winning successes. #899,269 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2120 in Business Management (Books) #751 in Management…
Author(s): Roderick A Clelland

Best Restaurant Management Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some restaurant management books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Restaurant financial management: a practical approach

Author(s): Jung, H
ID: 2351378, Publisher: Apple Academic Press, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Hotel/Restaurant Management Career Starter

Author(s): LearningExpress Editors
ID: 395632, Publisher: Learningexpress, Llc, Year: 2007, Size: 718 Kb, Format: pdf

Restaurant financial management basics

Author(s): Schmidgall, Raymond S;Hayes, David K;Ninemeier, Jack D
ID: 2845590, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: 2003;2002, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly chart-busters according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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