5 Admin Tasks Sinking Your Restaurant Manager (and How to Stay Afloat)

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How much time do restaurant managers spend doing administrative work? Between payroll, ordering, inspections and a mess of other paperwork, it’s easy for restaurant managers to get chained to the back office. But restaurant owners and operators hired managers, not administrators.

Sure, a level of admin work is part of the job description. But managers don’t want to be trapped in the back office doing tedious administrative tasks. They want to be on the floor, face-to-face with customers, making sure guests are getting the best experience possible in your stores.

Part of that great restaurant experience is interaction with your staff. Everyone feels taken care of when the manager swings by to follow up about their meal. Moreover, your managers get better at their jobs when they can move around in the front of the house. When your manager has to be everything from an admin assistant to de facto on-site accountant, it’s hard to know what’s happening in the restaurant at all, let alone improve the guest experience. In this blog, we’ll explore some tasks that threaten to drag managers down, and some solutions to help them sail the ship in the right direction.

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