The Bottom Line
Running a Restaurant for Dummies covers a wide array of topics, including choosing a concept, resarching the market and how to get financing. It also covers all the basics of stocking a restaurant and hiring staff.
- Great overview of every part of opening a restaurant.
- Written in an easy, conversational tone.
- Touches on popular myths of running a restaurant.
- Doesn't go into a lot of detail about financing a restaurant.
- Some advice is a bit too generic.
- Offers a complete chapter on how to write a business plan.
- Explains the basics of composing a restaurant menu.
- Gives plenty of advice about hiring and training restaurant staff.
Guide Review - Running a Restaurant for Dummies
If you are thinking of opening a restaurant (or just want some ideas of how to improve your exisiting business) then Running a restaurant for Dummies is the perfect jumping off point. The casual tone makes this book enjoyable to read, unlike many other "business" books. However, if it is just a general reference. You will need to do more research, especially for financing, before opening your own restaurant.