Restaurant Business Plans – Focus on the Financials

The Financial Analysis section of a restaurant business plan consists of pro forma (projected) financial statements for the business. Before creating these statements, consideration must be paid to these three key concepts:
 
Capital Expenditures

Likely the most pertinent portion of the Financial Analysis section will be the statement of how much capital the restaurant will need in […]

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How to Price a Restaurant Menu

One thing that restaurant owners often struggle with when they open a restaurant is menu pricing. There are some basic guidelines that you can follow to come up with the ideal prices for your restaurant concept and location. While you can learn a lot by observing the prices of your competitors, a large part of […]

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Fundraising with Restaurant Nights

Many restaurants offer nonprofit groups a popular way to fundraise with “Restaurant Night” fundraisers.

Here’s how it works: The restaurant gives your group a percentage of the sales on a designated night for all the customers that your organization brings to their business. Most of the time the restaurant will limit your available nights to a […]

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The Dates From Hell!

“Are your breasts real?”
“So… like what you see?”
“I have to reschedule our date but know I’m thinking about you one way or another”
“How about we meet at the Path station?”

OK, so returning to the dating scene at the wonderful age of 58 is more than a notion! A lot of people think once you’re over […]

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How to Get Restaurant Startup Financing If My Bank Won’t Lend Me Some Money

In the unfortunate incident that your bank won’t lend you money for your restaurant startup, you may look elsewhere to get your funding. Some places you can look into are small business associations, your personal resources like your savings account, friends and relatives, private investors and real estate assets. If you are going for private […]

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Restaurant Menu – Create Your Own Restaurant Quality Food at Home

Whether it’s to surprise the wife/husband, impress the girlfriend/boyfriend, teach the children? Cooking restaurant quality food is satisfying and fun, if it’s done right and is easy to follow!

If you are having that special dinner party and know that the guests like a specific type of famous restaurant food, say you remember them telling you […]

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Server Resume – What Restaurant Managers Are Really Looking For

What do those restaurant and club managers look for in a server resume anyway?

Yes, restaurant managers read server resumes to:

· Find servers who deliver an awesome dining experience to their guests.

· Find servers who can learn and sell the restaurant’s menu, and can learn and operate the ordering and transaction settlement process.

BUT, in their hearts, […]

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Non Slip Restaurant Floors

Yesterday, I had a phone call from an anxious restaurant owner who was concerned about his slick restaurant floors. He had noticed some near accidents and knew that this could become very dangerous for his business financially as well as a great hazard for his customers and his staff.

He was aware that his kitchen had […]

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Increasing the Efficiency of Your Restaurant

Anyone who owns a restaurant knows how hard it can be to run things smoothly. Waiters are running across the floor, trying to get piping hot food to their customers. Chefs are trying to time their cooking so that food does not get to patrons too early or too late. In order to run a […]

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How to Write Restaurant Reviews

Not only can writing restaurant reviews be an enjoyable experience because you can try all sorts of different foods, it can also be a creative way to express your opinion. There are a number of different rules to follow when writing a quality review. It is important that you understand how to determine the quality […]

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