Restaurant Business Plan Resources
A well-conceived, professional restaurant business plan is your greatest
single asset for turning your restaurant dreams into reality. It's the key to convincing anyone to
invest money, make a loan, lease space, essentially do business with you prior to
Your restaurant business plan is also the roadmap for the future of your
business. Not only does it provide direction, it requires you to consider all
the pitfalls and opportunities of your prospective venture, well before you open
the doors. Your business plan is the script of how your restaurant will look
and function when it's done. In short, many restaurateurs say that having a
sound business plan was the single most important ingredient in making their new
business a reality.
So why do so many restaurateurs forsake this critical step, without which
many entrepreneurs wouldn't even open a lemonade stand? For one, restaurateurs
often want to get the ball rolling quickly. Too many operators put all their
planning into simply getting financed. They then want to open the doors as fast
as possible to create cash flow.
Unfortunately, some operators don't understand how crucial a well-planned
opening is to not only securing the capital to open but also to the success of
their concept. Hard work, great food, and the will to succeed are not enough.
You need proper training, established operational procedures, and a creative
marketing plan, before you open. These may be more important to a successful
opening than menu design or table and chair selection.
In our Restaurant Business Plan department you'll find an assortment of
business plan resources all pertaining specifically and totally focused on creating a winning "restaurant" business plan. That includes in-depth,
how-to articles, downloadable templates, detailed instructions, financial
models, complete sample plans and more.
Also, when questions arise, as a RestaurantOwner.com member, you can get answers and
insights from our staff of experienced restaurant professionals and fellow owners and operators on our
members-only Discussion Forum.