As a new restaurant owner, you quickly learn that there are so many expenses that you didn’t plan for when you opened. It seems like every day something requires your money, and you try to find ways to cut corners and save a few dollars without diminishing the quality of the food and general atmosphere for customers and employees. Every once in a while, things go wrong and a quick fix is needed which is why it is very important to have a reliable laser printer in the back office.
The Sous chef that you hired has been a reliable employee and provided exquisite dishes that you could never conjure. However, last night he got into a fight with your bar manager and decided he did not want to work for your restaurant anymore. He walked out and took his 2 best line cooks with him. You closed the kitchen down early that night, but what about the next day and week and month after that. Nobody knows how to make food like he did, so the only other option is to change the menu to more simple meals until you can get another professional in there.
Using your laser printer and the extra long paper that you purchased, you have the ability to make another menu on the spot. Fortunately, it is a color laser printer so you can be a little more creative than the old black-and-white menu. Talking with your new kitchen manager who was a fry cook last yesterday and in charge today, find out what they can still make. Talk to your server and bartenders to find out what people ask for the most that is not on the menu. There are many simple food items available from the local bulk food store that will be simple to prepare but still delicious to eat.