Josh Kopel | Award Winning Restaurant Consultant

Restaurant Margins

Restaurant Labor Cost: The $50 Million Deli by Ari Weinzweig

I bought into the same dream you did: build a restaurant, make it successful, rinse and repeat.

5 Day Restaurant Profitability Challenge

How well did that work for you?

It took me down the path ofexhaustion, frustration and, ultimately, failure.

Ari Weinzweig, co-founder of Zingerman’s in AnnArbor,Michigan, took a different path.He created a community of businesses, each supporting the next.He stayed small and strategic, investing heavily in his team.

He’s built the stuff dreams are made of and today we tackle how he turned those dreams into reality.

5 Day Restaurant Profitability Challenge

Click here to check out Ari’s tools and resources.

Clickhere to check out Ari’s community of businesses.

Click here to sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Click here to book time on my personal calendar.

Click here to download our Restaurant Recovery Guide.

Want to streamline your front-of-house operations and increase sales? Head over to to claim your free page and learn more about these powerful tools for your business.

Also Read  Restaurant Consultant: Crafting Beverage Brands with Brett Lawrence & Stephen Young

Other ways to enjoy this content


Leverage Digital Media to Drive Traffic to Your Restaurant

This free (and highly detailed) guide will outline how to tell your story in the most compelling way possible and how to share that story with the masses.

(Yep, even if you’re not a “tech” person!)


Lead Your Team Instead of Managing Them

This free (and highly detailed) guide will give you everything you need to know to build and lead a world class team from scratch, ensuring you work less and earn more. (Yep, even if you know nothing about leadership.)


Ready to Optimize, Manage and Grow Your Restaurant’s Profit Margin But Not Sure Where to Start?

This free (and highly detailed) cheat sheet will give you everything you need to know to set up your restaurant to maximize profitability. (Yep, even if you’re not a “business” person!)