Opening a fine dining restaurant is similiar to opening a regular restaurant, however there are special details that shouldn't be overlooked, such as specialty prix fixe menus, a reservation system and superb customer service.
How to open your own pop up restaurant. From choosing the right location to how to set up a mobile kitchen and how to get the word out about your restaurant through social media.
Step-by-step plan for starting a self-catering business, including how to hire staff, buy catering equipment and obtain licenses, permits and insurance. Starting your own self-catering business can be the first step toward owning your own restaurant.
Decide if your restaurant is catering on or off premise. How many people can your restaurant cater? What kind of restaurant catering equipment do you need to start a catering business?
A food truck is like restaurant on wheels. It has several distinct advantages over a traditional eat-in restaurant. A food truck can go to where the customers are. It has pretty low overhead, compared to a restaurant, and requires far less staff. However a food truck is still a business that requires a lot of work and attention- especially in the first couple of years. Food truck owners put in long days and have similar problems as restaurant owners, such as slow seasons, bad weather...
step-by-step guide for picking a restaurant name.
Similar to a wine tasting, a beer tasting (or beer dinner) is a great way to get customers in during slow seasons at your restaurant. A restaurant beer dinner mixes great beers, generally microbrews or other artisan beers, with a prix fixe menu. Restaurants can sell tickets or take reservations to their beer dinner. Just make sure your kitchen can handle feeding a large crowd all at the same time.
What equipment you need when opening a restaurant and stocking the bar, including POS systems, commercial refrigeration and commercial storage.
How to choose wines and plan a menu for a restaurant Wine Tasting, as well as hire a sommelier. Wine tastings are good restaurant promotions that increase sales.
Six steps to preventing employee theft in restaurants, from tracking food and alcohol sales to installing security cameras.
How to reduce food spoilage saves restaurants money and ensures customer safety and the best possible food from the restaurant kitchen.
Advertising is essential for a new restaurant. Great food, service and atmosphere will keep customers coming back, but you need advertising to get them through doors that first time.
How to open a new restaurant, starting with a restaurant business plan and choosing a restaurant name. Looks at ways to finance your restaurant, find teh perfect location and market your new restaurant.
Guide for finding financing for a new restaurant. Includes tips on how to find investors, how to write a restaurant business plan and how to choose a restaurant name and location.
Certain pieces of commercial restaurant equipment are better suited for leasing than buying outright. Items such as commercial dishwashers, coffee makers, and ice makers are all ideal for leasing rather than buying new.