Restaurant Success by the Numbers

Author: Roger Fields
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0307779181
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Ninety percent of all restaurants fail, and those that succeed happened upon that mysterious X factor, right? Wrong! A man of many hats: money-guy, restaurant owner, and restaurant consultant-Roger Fields shows how a restaurant can survive its first year, based on far more than luck, and keep diners coming back for many years to come. Featuring real-life restaurant start-up stories (including some of the author's own), this comprehensive how-to walks readers through the logistics of opening a restaurant: creating the concept, choosing a location, designing the menu, establishing ambiance, hiring staff, and, most important, turning a profit. Opening a restaurant isn't easy, but this realistic dreamer's guide helps set the table for lasting success. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Restaurant Success by the Numbers Second Edition

Author: Roger Fields
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607745593
Format: PDF, ePub
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This one-stop guide to opening a restaurant from an accountant-turned-restaurateur shows aspiring proprietors how to succeed in the crucial first year and beyond. The majority of restaurants fail, and those that succeed happened upon that mysterious X factor, right? Wrong! Roger Fields--money-guy, restaurant owner, and restaurant consultant--shows how eateries can get past that challenging first year and keep diners coming back for more. The only restaurant start-up guide written by a certified accountant, this book gives readers an edge when making key decisions about funding, location, hiring, menu-making, number-crunching, and turning a profit--complete with sample sales forecasts and operating budgets. This updated edition also includes strategies for capitalizing on the latest food, drink, and technology trends. Opening a restaurant isn't easy, but this realistic dreamer's guide helps set the table for lasting success.

Restaurant Success by the Numbers

Author: Roger Fields
Publisher: Random House LLC
ISBN: 1580086632
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A practical guide for opening a restaurant, with tips on choosing a location, designing a menu, hiring staff, and making a profit.

Starting A Small Restaurant

Author: Daniel Miller
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458756149
Format: PDF, Kindle
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More than 100 new restaurants open every day and interest in the restaurant business is at an all-time high, as evidenced by popular television shows and the chef-hosted lineup of Food Network programming. In this fully updated edition of Starting a Small Restaurant, Daniel Miller offers everything would-be restaurateurs need to know before they decide if the life of a small-business owner is right for them, as well as everything necessary to get a restaurant successfully up and running. The book includes advice on finding the right location, creating a business plan, purchasing equipment, complying with the latest restaurant laws, hiring a chef, planning menus that attract customers, using technology such as computerized ordering and billing, using the Internet to source ingredients, advertising and publicity, and much more. The book also features profiles of people who have successfully started their own small restaurants. Starting a Small Restaurant is the perfect guide for the burgeoning entrepreneur as well a great armchair read for anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes action that goes into getting those meals on the table.

Running a Restaurant For Dummies

Author: Michael Garvey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118053195
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Millions of Americans dream of owning and running their own restaurant — because they want to be their own boss, because their cooking always draws raves, or just because they love food. Running a Restaurant For Dummies covers every aspect of getting started for wannabe restaurateurs. From setting up a business plan and finding financing, to designing a menu and dining room, you’ll find all the advice you need to start and run a successful restaurant. Even if you don’t know anything about cooking or running a business, you might still have a great idea for a restaurant — and this handy guide will show you how to make your dream a reality. If you already own a restaurant, but want to see it do better, Running a Restaurant For Dummies offers unbeatable tips and advice of bringing in hungry customers. From start to finish, you’ll learn everything you need to know to succeed: Put your ideas on paper with a realistic business plan Attract investors to help get the business off the ground Be totally prepared for your grand opening Make sure your business is legal and above board Hire and train a great staff Develop a delicious menu If you’re looking for expert guidance from people in the know, then Running a Restaurant For Dummies is the only book you need. Written by Michael Garvey, co-owner of the famous Oyster Bar at Grand Central, with help from writer Heather Dismore and chef Andy Dismore, this book covers all the bases, from balancing the books to training staff and much more: Designing and theme and a concept Taking over an existing restaurant or buying into a franchise Stocking and operating a bar Working with partners and other investors Choose a perfect location Hiring and training an excellent staff Pricing menu items Designing the interior of the restaurant Purchasing and managing supplies Marketing your restaurant to customers If you’re looking for a new career as a restaurateur, or you need new ideas for your struggling restaurant, Running a Restaurant For Dummies offers expert advice in a fun, friendly format. Packed with practical advice and expert wisdom on every aspect of the food service business, this guide is all you need to get cooking.

Restaurant Man

Author: Joe Bastianich
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101583541
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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“The best, funniest, most revealing inside look at the restaurant biz since Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential.” —Jay McInerney With a new foreword by Mario Batali Joe Bastianich is unquestionably one of the most successful restaurateurs in America—if not the world. So how did a nice Italian boy from Queens turn his passion for food and wine into an empire? In Restaurant Man, Joe charts a remarkable journey that first began in his parents’ neighborhood eatery. Along the way, he shares fascinating stories about his establishments and his superstar chef par tners—his mother, Lidia Bastianich, and Mario Batali. Ever since Anthony Bourdain whet literary palates with Kitchen Confidential, restaurant memoirs have been mainstays of the bestseller lists. Serving up equal parts rock ’n’ roll and hard-ass business reality, Restaurant Man is a compelling ragu-to-riches chronicle that foodies, businessmen, and aspiring restauranteurs alike will be hankering to read.

How to Open Your Own Restaurant

Author: Richard Ware
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780140147896
Format: PDF, Docs
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Do restaurants make you think of tempting dishes served in a cozy, intimate setting? Or fine dining in elegant surroundings? It takes a lot more than culinary skill and appealing ambience to open a restaurant. In this invaluable guide, coomplete with charts, facts, and figures, Richrd Ware and James Rudnick draw upon years of successful experience to tell you everything you need to know about: Money: How much you need to start up; how to find sources for funding; step-by-step plans for forecasting expenses; what you should know about the hidden costs Location: How to research the competition; whether to seek a residential or commercial setting; how to build a customer profile; revealing case studies and critiques Design and Operation: Floor plans and seating; constructing; inventory; twenty steps to opening Hiring: How to find the experts; free advice as well as professional assistance; how to establish rules for your day-to-day staff; when to use advertising. Don't even think about starting a restaurant without first reading How to Open Your Own Restaurant

Restaurant Startup A Practical Guide 3rd Edition

Author: Ravi Wazir
Publisher: Ravi Wazir
ISBN: 1508445583
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Do you dream of starting your own restaurant? Venturing into the restaurant business is the popular choice of many prospective entrepreneurs today. Yet of all the eateries cropping up at a rapid pace, only a few survive! The 3rd Edition includes two new chapters, more articles and several other updates. Discover how to manage risks associated with the business and make well informed choices for your startup. * If you simply wish to get a reality check on the trade, use this book as a primer. * If you are a serious entrepreneur looking to realise your restaurant dream, this book will help you develop a roadmap. * If you are a hospitality student or academician keen to revisit your understanding, this book will serve as a reference source. I have packed in information on the nuts and bolts of the restaurant industry as well as techniques to handle money, marketing, manpower and operational issues. I have shared proven techniques and strategies honed by hospitality professionals over decades, many of which I've used when conceptualizing and developing several food businesses. Whether you are a businessman with no knowledge of restaurants, a practising professional or an industry student, this book will help you avoid painful mistakes and do it right the first time....

The Upstart Guide to Owning and Managing a Restaurant

Author: Roy Alonzo
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
ISBN: 9781419583322
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This updated and revised edition of the restaurant industry bestseller, The Upstart Guide to Owning and Managing a Restaurant is filled with step-by-step strategies and action plans explained and outlined by veteran restaurateur and educator Roy S. Alonzo. The ultimate guide to entering the food service industry, The Upstart Guide to Owning and Managing a Restaurant provides industry insights and all the practical nuts-and-bolts information readers need to get started, including: Smart start-up basicsWriting a winning restaurant business planDeveloping the perfect menu for your target audienceCreating front-of-house ambience and back-of-house efficiencyOperating profitablyMarketing opportunities to grow your businessAnd an all new chapter on new and emerging technologies in the restaurant business!

How to Open and Operate a Restaurant

Author: Arthur Meyer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493001442
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The restaurant business is both an established field and also an evolving one. Today more people eat out, having less time to cook at home. With the advent of the celebrity chef, many people are interested in trying new and different foods. The expansive cable television networks provide entertainment in the form of “reality shows” revolving around winning money to open a dream restaurant or be top chef. The globalization of food distribution allows people everywhere to become familiar with ingredients never before available, stimulating their interest in food as more than sustenance. Dining out becomes entertainment as well as filling the need for nourishment. With over 80 combined years of cooking experience, Meyer and Vann have seen the trials of opening and running restaurants—those they have worked in and those they have designed and helped to open. They bring this expertise to How to Open and Operate a Restaurant and will take the reader through al the aspects of opening and running a restaurant including many examples of pitfalls to avoid, rules to follow and guidelines for success.