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Leverage What You Already Have: Add a New, Highly Profitable Income Stream With Catering
Leverage What You Already Have: Add a New, Highly Profitable Income Stream With CateringCatering provides restaurant owners with an opportunity to significantly boost profitability without taking on a lot of risk or capital investment. Here are some proven tactics and strategies for launching a successful and highly profitable new income stream in catering. . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Sample Restaurant Business Plans
DOWNLOAD: Sample Restaurant Business PlansGet design, content and other ideas for your own restaurant business plan from our sample plans for a casual-theme, seafood concept and a quick-serve Mexican restaurant venture. . . . more >>


Survey Results: How Independent Operators Finance Their Restaurants
Survey Results: How Independent Operators Finance Their RestaurantsFinancing or raising enough startup capital is often the biggest challenge in making your first restaurant a reality. Find out how over 400 independent operators financed their restaurant and what advice they offer prospective first-time restaurant owners. . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Restaurant Startup & Feasibility Model (Quick-Service version)
DOWNLOAD: Restaurant Startup & Feasibility Model (Quick-Service version)Whether you're planning to start your first restaurant or add another location, analyzing the financial feasibility of the project is essential. These series of linked spreadsheets have been refined over several years on a wide variety and number of actual restaurant ventures and formal restaurant business plans. . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Restaurant Quality Assurance Program
DOWNLOAD: Restaurant Quality Assurance ProgramAs restaurant organizations grow, maintaining quality and consistency in each location becomes more of a challenge to control and maintain. The Restaurant Quality Assurance Program template is a series of inspection points and checklists to evaluate adherence to predetermined quality and consistency standards. . . . more >>


Audio: What Every Operator Should Know About Restaurant Construction
Audio: What Every Operator Should Know About Restaurant ConstructionHow an operator handles the construction process can significantly impact every aspect of a new restaurant, including it's ability to survive. Learn from 2 seasoned restaurant startup & construction experts what to expect and look out for when working with contractors. . . . more >>


AUDIO: How to Choose the Right Location for Your Next Restaurant
AUDIO: How to Choose the Right Location for Your Next RestaurantMany operators, large and small rely on professionals to guide them with the crucially important decision of where to open their next (or first) restaurant. Liste to site selection expert Jim Fisher, who assists restaurant and other retail operators with analyzing potential new store locations throughout the country. Learn what site selection pros consider and look for before putting their client's cash and their reputations on the line. . . . more >>


Ordering the Right Number of Smallwares
by Joseph Gill
Ordering the Right Number of SmallwaresDo you have 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife? Get some proven benchmarks and rules of thumb for stocking silverware, glassware, china and barwares from a pro that knows. . . . more >>


How to Design Your Restaurant's Floorplan
by Jeff B. Katz
How to Design Your Restaurant's FloorplanGetting from the dream to a solid concept and then to an operating restaurant is a challenge. Don't let the excitement and energy of creating your new restaurant cause you to overlook or rush by design issues that will be crucial to your success. . . . more >>


Restaurant Economics: Inside Expansion
by Jim Laube and Chris Tripoli
Restaurant Economics: Inside ExpansionThere are successful growth strategies that involve expanding an initial restaurant in ways you might not have considered. These include adding day parts, banquet and catering operations, increasing tables, or making the restaurant a commissary for kiosks and concessions. Explore these strategies and more to grow your business without adding units or franchising the concept. . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Restaurant Leasing Checklist
DOWNLOAD: Restaurant Leasing ChecklistA real estate lease agreement is one of the most important and far-reaching document you'll ever sign. Our Restaurant Real Estate Leasing Checklist is designed to help you ask the right questions and obtain the necessary information you need to obtain the best possible terms. . . . more >>


How to Build a Catering Business with Businesses and Organizations
by Michael Attias
The incentives for going after a piece of the $100 billion banquet pie are many, not least the 20-40% profit margin on catering compared to the 4-10% range for the typical on-demand restaurant. Learn practical and proven ways to successfully add a profitable catering business to your existing restaurant from one of the industry's top catering experts. . . . more >>


Rules of Thumb: How Much Space Does Your Startup Restaurant Really Need?
by Jeff B. Katz
You will encounter many "rules of thumb" to guide you when determining the amount of space you need for your overall restaurant and for allocating space within your restaurant. While these formulas may point . . . . . . more >>


Managing the Restaurant Opening Process: Why You Can't Afford To Lose Control & How To Do It
by Chris Tripoli
Managing the Restaurant Opening Process: Why You Can't Afford To Lose Control & How To Do ItOpening a restaurant can be overwhelming, ESPECIALLY if you've never done it before! Learn what restaurant pros, involved in hundreds of openings, do and the tools they use to stay organized and dramatically enhance the odds of an on-time, on-budget start . . . more >>


The Top Four Work Styles of Successful Independent Restaurant Owners
By Maria R. Louis-Slaby, Ph.D.
The Top Four Work Styles of Successful Independent Restaurant OwnersDo you have the right characteristics to succeed in opening and operating an independent restaurant? See the survey summary that defines work styles mosts prevelant among successful independent restaurant operators. . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Restaurant 90-Day Preopening Planning Chart
DOWNLOAD: Restaurant 90-Day Preopening Planning ChartThe final 90 days before the scheduled opening are onsidered the most critical to achieve a successful debut. Use this Gantt chart style form to create your own 90-day critical path plan for managing the opening timeline . . . more >>


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