"Every business owner takes on three distinct personalities in how they think about—and work within—their business. The Technician lives in the present and is focused on doing the work of making it, selling it and delivering it. The Manager focuses on achieving results through people and systems, focusing on the present and strategizing for the future. And the Entrepreneur defines the business and focuses on closing the gap between where the business is today and where they want it to be."
As a restaurant owner its hard not to get caught up in the daily grind. Budgets are tight, you are short-staffed, and sometimes you do things better. As a business owner, you need to have all three of these personalities. But for your restaurant to become successful, you need to spend less time as a Technician and more time as an Entrepreneur.
The E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber, is a great read and inspiration on creating systems so that you can focus on the important things.
But don't just take our word for it; read the book.
Michael E. Gerber, The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It