So looking back and how far we have come, its time to soak it in and move forward. And for a serial entrepreneur that is setting you baby on auto pilot and moving to the next project. As you may have guessed, automating a restaurant can be difficult. There are a few elements that must be present otherwise you attempt will fail. Here are few things to consider:
1) Revenues: Your revenues and profits have to be high enough to be able to pay a good manager. Often, mom and pop shops have a hard time grossing enough.
2) Structure: you must have the right structure in place already. This means that every element to your restaurant has to have a process behind it, a sound training, and it has to follow a formula. This makes everyone at any level easily replaceable.
3) Hierarchy: In restaurants have a proper hierarchy allows for absentee ownership. If your GM quits its easy to have one of the managers step in when needed.
4) Not Just a Manager: You have to hire the right GM and the right managers. The right GM is not merely a good manager, he also has to be a good leader. The ability to lead is vital as business are always changing and he will have to make decisions that take you restaurant into the future.
5) Integrity: Its often joked that every restaurant has employees that steal and this may be true, so it counts for double points that they are the type that steal least. Have the correct measures in place, hire honest employees, and help keep the honest honest (make it difficult to steal).
Auto pilot is key for the serial entrepreneur. It allows for growth and expansion, for new adventures, and more expression.