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    • Tips For Writing Your Restaurant Menu Created: Sunday, August 03, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      There are three main parts to writing a restaurant menu including menu pricing, menu layout and menu description." itemprop="description">> Sunday, August 31, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      How is fine dining different from casual dining in restaurants. How to open a fine dining resturant." itemprop="description"> Sunday, May 03, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Ten reasons that restaurants fail within the first three years, including high payroll, taxes, food cost and bad locations." itemprop="description">...
    • Before You Open a Restaurant Created: Thursday, December 13, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Everything you need to know about opening a restaurant, from choosing the perfect location to designing the menu.
    • How Does Your Restaurant Capture Customer Feedback? Created: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Restaurants can use customer feedback through comment cards and social media to make improvements to customer service.
    • 10 Ways to Show Restaurant Customers You Care   Created: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Customer appreciation starts with good restaurant management.
    • Reader Asks: How do I Open a Pop-Up Restaurant? Created: Saturday, August 31, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      reader asks what is a pop up restaurant and how to finance a pop up restaurant
    • Reader Q&A: How do I Update my Restaurant Menu? Created: Saturday, December 29, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Reader asks how to update her restaurant menu and bar.
    • Top Trends for Restaurant Menus Created: Saturday, December 17, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 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...
    • Restaurants Guide to Using Local Foods Created: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Advice for incorporating local foods into your restaurant menu." itemprop="description">
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    • How to Get Financing For a New Restaurant Created: Sunday, September 27, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      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.
    • 10 Things to Know About Restaurant Franchises Created: Friday, August 30, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      How much restaurant chains cost, how to get financing and the difference between a restaurant franchise and chain." itemprop="description">> Monday, August 25, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Should you buy an existing restaurant? Or should you just open your own restaurant? Is an existing restaurant a good investment?" itemprop="description">
    • Five Myths of Owning a Restaurant Created: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Myths about owning a restauranting, including it is an easy way to make money." itemprop="description"> Sunday, November 30, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 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. "
    • You are a Restaurant Owner, Not a Superhero! Created: Saturday, June 14, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 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">...
    • Five Things You should Know Before Opening a Restaurant Created: Monday, May 28, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      when opening a new restaurant there are plenty of things you should know before you get started like choosing a good location, deciding on a concept and seeking out financing."
    • How to Use Facebook at Your Restaurant Created: Friday, July 13, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      facebook can help restaurants use social media marketing to improve customer service." itemprop="description"> Thursday, April 10, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Here's a sample of a restaurant kids menu that offers healthy options." itemprop="description"> Monday, November 03, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Restaurants can save money by using energy efficient appliances, turning off the lights and cutting back the menu." itemprop="description">> Sunday, August 12, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Ten things to know about opening a pop up restaurant, including how to do fundraising, menus, location and insurance." itemprop="description">> Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Tips for using social media to promote your self catering company" itemprop="description"> Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Local foods, prix fixe menus, gluten free cuisine are all options for restaurant catered menu
    • What to Skip When Writing Your Restaurant Menu Created: Sunday, October 26, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      When writing a restaurant menu avoid things like clip art and a lot of techinal jargon." itemprop="description"> Sunday, June 24, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Restaurant equipment is vital for a commercial kitchen or dining room. Buying used or leaed restaurant equipment can save a new restaurant a lot of money before opening day."
    • All About Restaurant Dining Rooms Created: Sunday, December 27, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Opening a new restaurant, here is everything you need to know about planning a restaurant dining room, from choosing seating and tablecloths to planning the design of your restaurant dining room."<...
    • The Link Between a Restaurant Menu and the Commercial Kitchen Created: Sunday, July 20, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      How the size and layout of your commercial kitchen will affect what you put on your restaurant menu." itemprop="description"> Saturday, October 24, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      All about restaurant refrigeration, including coolers, walk-ins and freezers for your commercial kitchen equipment needs." itemprop="description">>
    • State Liquor License Agencies Created: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      List of state liquor license agencies and links to frequently asked questions about liquor laws and licensing." itemprop="description">> Tuesday, September 18, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Restaurant franchises have several benefits, such as name recognition and bigger buying power. However, they also have several drawbacks." itemprop="description" Saturday, October 23, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      If your dream is to one day own your restaurant, you may have considered buying an existing restaurant that is for sale. However, before you buy anything, understand exactly what it is you are buyi...
    • How to Open a Pop-Up Restaurant Created: Friday, October 21, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      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.

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