Nightclub Hall of Fame Vice President Preston Rideout has over 20 years of Nightclub and Bar Operations and Marketing Experience.
Preston Rideout has opened and operated some the hottest Nightclubs and Bars across the country and in thr Bahhams including; The Gin, Coyote Ugly, Tangerine Ultra Lounge, LAX Nightcluv, Noir Bar, Pure Nightclub, Pussy Cat Doll Lounge, Venus Pool, Audigier, Krave, Eve, Gatsby’s, Rehab at the Hard Rock, Eletcric Cowboy and Luke’s Ice House
2013 / 2016: Western Entertainment: Houston, Texas
Luke’s Ice House: Regional Director of Restaurant Operations
Responsible for all aspects of Luke’s Ice House Beaumont TX. (4.1 mil annually)
Responsible for all aspects of Luke’s Ice House Houston TX. (2.2 mil. annually)
Responsible for all aspects of opening Luke’s Ice House Nederland TX
Provide Vice President of Development weekly metrics to monitor operations.
Implemented productivity based scheduling reducing FOH / BOH Labor by 24%.
Active participant in FOH / BOH hiring, training, coaching, counseling & termination.
Eclipsed YTD sales projections by18% through hands on operational involvement
Drafted company wide operating procedures and FOH / BOH guidelines.
Increased Gross Profit Margin per Bottle, Pint and Pitcher 16% by standardizing company wide financial margin formulas for Draft and Craft Beer pricing.
Implemented company wide systems for staffing, scheduling, ordering, receiving, conducting Inventory, determining COGS, administering payroll, disputing chargebacks and forecasting daily sales to determine weekly budgets.
Conduct Daily Comp, Spill, Void, Cash Handling and Safe Audits.
Successfully restored two underperforming units to profitability within (12) months.
2010 / 2013: Dahlstrom and Rideout: Las Vegas, Nevada
Dahlstrom & Rideout Nightclub, Bar and Restaurant Consulting: Vice President