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By Lorri Mealey

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    • Easy Restaurant Ideas Created: Saturday, October 15, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Not every restaurant has to cost a lot of money. Food trucks and pop-up restaurants are just two restaurant concepts that are inexpensive. Catering and selecting a small restaurant space are both w...
    • 10 Things You Should Know About Catering Created: Sunday, June 24, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Catering can help you get a start in the restaurant business or can help an exisiting restaurant grow its customer base." itemprop="description">>
    • Four Popular Restaurant Concepts Created: Sunday, August 19, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      there are many kinds of restaurant concepts, but fine dining, taverns, food trucks and cafes all show strong staying power when it comes to success." itemprop="description"" --> itemprop="descripti...
    • All About Restaurant Liquor Licenses Created: Thursday, January 31, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      What is a liquor license, why restaurants need a liquor license and how to apply for a liquor license." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, August 18, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      How to Restaurants Can Give Great Customer Service, from showing customer appreciation to how to handle drunk customers and customer complaints." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"<...
    • Ten Reasons Restaurants Fail Created: Sunday, May 03, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Ten reasons that restaurants fail within the first three years, including high payroll, taxes, food cost and bad locations." itemprop="description">...
    • How to Set Up a Restaurant Bar Created: Thursday, March 06, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      What equipment you need when opening a restaurant and stocking the bar, including POS systems, commercial refrigeration and commercial storage.
    • Types of Restaurants Created: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Types of restaurant concepts, including cafes, pubs, fast casual and fine dining." itemprop="description"> Sunday, August 03, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      There are three main parts to writing a restaurant menu including menu pricing, menu layout and menu description." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Myths about owning a restauranting, including it is an easy way to make money." itemprop="description"> Sunday, December 13, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Restaurant managers cover everything from advertising aand marketing to hiring and firing restaurant staff. They plan menus, keep track of sales and oversee orders for the restaurant kitchen and ba...
    • What is Fine Dining? Created: Sunday, August 31, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      How is fine dining different from casual dining in restaurants. How to open a fine dining resturant." itemprop="description"> Monday, February 09, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      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 restau...
    • Creating a Restaurant Business Plan Created: Thursday, October 04, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Tips for creating a business plan specifically for a new restaurant." itemprop="description"> Thursday, April 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Mother's Day is one of the busiest restaurant holidays.
    • How to Start a Food Truck Business Created: Sunday, June 06, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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, compa...
    • Before You Open a Restaurant Created: Thursday, December 13, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Everything you need to know about opening a restaurant, from choosing the perfect location to designing the menu.
    • Restaurant Operation Trends Created: Saturday, January 01, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Like fashion, restaurant operations have trends and fads that ebb and flow with time- recall the roller-skating waitresses at drive-in diners during the 1950s. Listed below are some popular restaur...
    • 10 things to Know About Choosing a Restaurant Location Created: Sunday, March 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Not every available space is right for a restaurant. Here are ten tips you should know when selecting a restaurant location." itemprop="description">
    • Sample Restaurant Comment Card Created: Sunday, April 18, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Sample of a restaurant comment card that restaurant owners can use to gauge customer service and handle customer complaints." itemprop="description">
    • Restaurant Special Promotions Created: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      There are many types of special promotions that restaurants can try to increase sales, including fundraising dinners, murder mystery dinners, wine tastings, and catering." !--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -...
    • How to Hire a Bartender Created: Saturday, January 05, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      In the restaurant business, finding a good bartender is akin to striking gold. Learn how to hire a bartender based on experience, references & reputation." itemprop="de"$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop=...
    • Restaurant Food Safety Created: Saturday, September 25, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Learn about the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) program to help reduce the chances of food poisoning in restaurants and food distribution." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • A History of the Restaurant – Part One Created: Monday, October 24, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Expansion of travel in the 19th Century brought about an increase in new restaurants both in Europe and the United States." itemprop="description">
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    • Top Trends for Restaurant Menus Created: Saturday, December 17, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014
      Every year the National Restaurant Association publishes its What's Hot Survey. In 2012 expect see trends focusing on healthier menu options, especially childrens menus. Local, sustainable foods is...
    • Restauranting FAQs Created: Sunday, November 30, 2008 Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014
      Questions commonly asked when opening a new restaurant, such as how to get a business loan, what type of restaurant equipment to buy and how to choose a restaurant location and restaurant name. "
    • Should You Buy an Existing Restaurant? Created: Monday, August 25, 2008 Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014
      Should you buy an existing restaurant? Or should you just open your own restaurant? Is an existing restaurant a good investment?" itemprop="description">
    • You are a Restaurant Owner, Not a Superhero! Created: Saturday, June 14, 2008 Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014
      A day in the life of a restaurant owner shows common mistakes many owners make trying to save money when opening a new restaurant." itemprop="description">...
    • What is a Family Style Restaurant Concept Created: Sunday, March 23, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014
      Family style dining is a popular restaurant concept used by many US chains including 99, Appleebees, and LongHorn Steakhouse.
    • How to Use Social Media With Your Catering Business Created: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014
      Tips for using social media to promote your self catering company" itemprop="description">