There is nothing more powerful than a consistent and effective pre-shift meeting.  Follow the lead of professional sports teams.  There is a reason they have pregame meetings, concluding with a big huddle and cheer!  This is the ideal time to 1) ensure your entire staff is on their A game 2) that everyone knows the game plan and 3) that the entire staff heads onto the floor with focus + excitement!

A weekly meeting is NOT a pre-shift.  The most effective pre-shifts happen every single day, every single shift

A restaurant can be one hectic place.  Do not let the daily fires get in the way of holding consistent pre-shift meetings.  MAKE IT A PRIORITY!  No excuses, no exceptions.   Be sure your pre-shift is interactive not just informational and most of all, make it FUN!  

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