Restaurant Manager Duties Checklist

Use the Restaurant Manager Duties Checklist to manage daily operations and managerial tasks, from staff supervision to inventory management and more.​

Restaurant Manager Duties Checklist



Restaurant Manager Duties

1. Upon arrival, has the building exterior been inspected to check for litter, debris, or signs of burglary?


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2. Have doors been unlocked, and has the alarm system been disabled?


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3. Have lights been turned on, and has the temperature been adjusted?


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4. Has the calendar been checked for events?


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5. Has payroll been reviewed?


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6. Have emails been reviewed?


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7. Have voice messages been listened to?


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8. Has an agenda for the staff meeting been created?


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9. Have goals for the day been set, such as customer service goals and sales goals?


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10. Have the staff been informed about daily specials?


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11. Have employees been asked to taste new menu items?


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12. Have menu items been reviewed with the team?


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13. Has a daily sales goal been set, and are detailed reports in place to help keep track of profits?


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14. Have customer service inquiries been answered?


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15. Have customer reviews been responded to?


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16. Have comments on social media been replied to?


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17. Have incoming deliveries been coordinated, and is there assurance that they are running on time?


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18. Have equipment and appliances been checked to ensure they are working properly?


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19. Has kitchen maintenance been scheduled as needed?


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20. Has a check been made to ensure food has been properly stored?


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21. Have staff schedules for the next day, including work shifts and training sessions, been reviewed?


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22. Have check-in and check-out times been reviewed?


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23. Have time-off requests been approved as needed?


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24. Have notes been taken on staff performance?


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25. Have the dining area, kitchen, and restrooms been checked to ensure they are empty and clean?


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26. Has the kitchen been ensured to be organized and restocked for the next day?


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27. Has a final walkthrough been done to make sure all equipment is turned off?


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28. Has the remaining inventory been counted?


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29. Have new stock items been ordered as needed?


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30. Have bills that are due, including money owed to suppliers, utilities, and rent, been paid?


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31. Has overtime been tracked to adjust payroll?


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32. Has a daily snapshot of the sales report been viewed?


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33. Has the cash drawer been checked to ensure it is balanced?


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34. Have POS devices been locked?


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35. Have computers been logged out?


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36. Has the alarm system been set?


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37. Have office and restaurant doors been locked?


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38. Have new employees been hired and trained as needed, including role-specific training, customer service training, technology training, and shadowing?


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39. Have HR policies been ensured to be up to date and enforced?


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40. Have tools and processes been identified to streamline operations and increase workflow efficiency?


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41. Have adjustments to loyalty programs been made as needed?


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42. Have marketing campaigns been set, scheduled, and automated?


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43. Have live events, including deciding on food and drink menus, been managed and scheduled?


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44. Has the menu been planned after consulting with the executive chef?


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45. Have food and beverage items been priced?


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46. Has restaurant equipment been maintained or repaired in a timely manner?


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47. Have orders been placed for new machinery as needed?


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48. Has the restaurant's budget been reviewed, and costs tracked?


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49. Have sales goals been set to ensure adequate cash flow?


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50. Has a report on business performance been generated?


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51. Have local health and safety laws and guidelines for customers and staff been monitored?


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52. Has the payment schedule, supplier prices, quality of items purchased, and delivery times been assessed?


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53. Has the inventory count been tracked and managed?


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