Jodi Sorensen

Smooth-Sailing Spreadsheets

As a consumer, whenever I see a sign for a restaurant that says “Grand Opening”, I usually think about creative menus, unique specials and promotions, and new customer relationships. While it can be very exciting for patrons, many restaurant owners and managers find opening a new location to be stressful and exhausting. If you’re part of a chain of restaurants or the owner of a franchise, you have the added pressure of ensuring brand consistency. Juggling so many balls in the air at once and making sure every deadline is met can cause nightmares.