How is your menu set up? Ive realized that most of our customers order apps, sanwiches and desserts from our menu but will order dinner only from our Specials board. Our Specials board offers Soup/Salad, Your choice of potatoes, vegetable and bread and butter with each meal. (No potatoes with pasta of course). I want to run an idea past my MIL (she's the owner) to change the menu so that only the apps, sandwiches and desserts are on the menu and to leave the dinners on the special board. That way everything will be cooked fresh and we wont have to go searching through storage and refrigeration in vain to create a dish off the menu. Then realize we are out of stock. Im costing out our menu and creating an inventory check to see if we have been under charging for our dishes. My MIL is not very knowledgeable about business but I don't want to lead her down the wrong path. So Im doing research before I approach. I think she'd actually be happier to go back waiting tables and not have to worry about the P&Ls. I also think that 16 dinner specials is too many and that we have been spending way more than we are receiving. Due to our location near 4 highways, the Meadowlands and in between a few towns, we should be making much more than we are. Do ya'll think this is a good idea? Oh BTW we are a small diner in NJ with Fixed Prices.