Saturday, February 10th at 10am for one hour on AM 1500 NBCSportsRadio, Tom Jones of Gyotaku Japanese Restaurants, and Michael Miller of Tiki’s Grill & Bar joined Radio Mojo Host Jo McGarry to discuss legislative bills that have great effect on Hawaii’s restaurant industry.
Looking beyond the food & beverage into the business of running a restaurant, the very tight margins of the industry, and what might be in store for Hawaii.
Jo McGarry shared her insights on restaurants in Hawaii as a high-risk commodity, and as a failing restaurant which can cost a landlord hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost Tenant Improvements, default rent, and even legal fees. Also insights to the costs and benefits of having local restaurants as a part of the community.
They covered minimum wage concerns, what the tip credit is, the challenges of schedules, and balancing a labor budget while providing great food and service.
It was a great talk for these hot restaurant issues. Be sure to listen to the full recording at Jo McGarry Radio Mojo’s website by going to: http://www.buzzsprout.com/20788/640731-the-problem-with-restaurants-is