As a Samurai Sam’s restaurant owner, you’re probably looking for ways to save money. You would never want to skimp on the quality of your food or customer service, but there are other ways to cut costs.

Reducing Energy Costs

Upgrading your kitchen to ENERGY STAR certified appliances is an investment. However, what you save on your energy bills could allow you to realize a return on your investment within two years or less. You might also be eligible for tax credits from your state.

Updating lighting to fluorescent or LED lighting in both the kitchen and dining areas can save you up to $34 per lamp per year. Installing dimmers, motion sensors and timers can save you even more.

Use Less Water

Water is another big expense for a restaurant, but there are numerous things you can do to conserve water, including:

  • Soak dishes in a sink full of water instead of running hot water over them.
  • Use your dishwasher only when it’s full. This save water, energy and soap costs.
  • Upgrade to low-flow faucets and toilets that can reduce your water usage up to 40 percent.
  • Always fix leaky faucets and running toilets.

Other Ways to Save

Conserving energy and water is just the tip of the iceberg for saving money. You can also save by:

  • Taking advantage of free online advertising and social media to promote your Samurai Sam’s location.
  • Keeping track of what menu items aren’t big sellers to reduce food spoilage.
  • Training your staff to adopt your restaurant’s money-saving strategies.

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