Seven creative ideas to generate extra income

As a restaurant or foodservice operator, sales of your food and drink probably generate most, if not all of your income. But there are other ways in which you can generate a bit of extra money by selling your services or your space outside of the usual. Diane Chiasson, FCSI, President of Chiasson Consultants Inc., a restaurant and foodservice consultancy firm in Toronto, suggests the following ideas to help make a bit of extra cash on the side, as well as gain extra publicity for your operation: Rent out your restaurant for seminars/workshops During your restaurant or foodservice operation’s downtime, consider renting out space in your dining room, or private room if you have one, for people to give seminars and workshops. Invest in a decent A/V system including flat-screen TV/monitor, or a projector and screen. With such equipment, potential speakers can easily plug in their laptops to access and…