Restaurant Success by the Numbers

Author: Roger Fields
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0307779181
Format: PDF
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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, Docs
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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 Man

Author: Joe Bastianich
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101583541
Format: PDF, 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.

The Upstart Guide to Owning and Managing a Restaurant

Author: Roy Alonzo
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
ISBN: 9781419583322
Format: PDF, Docs
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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!

Running a Restaurant For Dummies

Author: Michael Garvey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118053195
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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 Startup A Practical Guide 3rd Edition

Author: Ravi Wazir
Publisher: Ravi Wazir
ISBN: 1508445583
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 Restaurant Manager s Handbook

Author: Douglas Robert Brown
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 0910627975
Format: PDF
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The multiple award-winning Restaurant Manager's Handbook is the best-selling book on running a successful food service. Now in the fourth completely revised edition, nine new chapters detail restaurant layout, new equipment, principles for creating a safer work environment, and new effective techniques to interview, hire, train, and manage employees. We provide a new chapter on tips and IRS regulations as well as guidance for improved management, new methods to increase your bottom line by expanding the restaurant to include on- and off-premise catering operations. We ve added new chapters offering food nutrition guidelines and proper employee training. The Fourth Edition of the Restaurant Manager s Handbook is an invaluable asset to any existing restaurant owner or manager as well as anyone considering a career in restaurant management or ownership. All existing chapters have new and updated information. This includes extensive material on how to prepare a restaurant for a potential sale. There is even an expanded section on franchising. You will find many additional tips to help restaurant owners and managers learn to handle labor and operational expenses, rework menus, earn more from better bar management, and introduce up-scale wines and specialties for profit. You will discover an expanded section on restaurant marketing and promotion plus revised accounting and budgeting tips. This new edition includes photos and information from leading food service manufacturers to enhance the text. This new, comprehensive 800-page book will show you step-by-step how to set up, operate, and manage a financially successful food service operation. The author has taken the risk out of running a restaurant business. Operators in the non-commercial segment as well as caterers and really anyone in the food service industry will rely on this book in everyday operations. Its 28 chapters cover the entire process of a restaurant start-up and ongoing management in an easy-to-understand way, pointing out methods to increase your chances of success and showing how to avoid the many mistakes arising from being uninformed and inexperienced that can doom a restaurateur s start-up. The new companion CD-ROM contains all the forms demonstrated in the book for easy use in a PDF format. While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through finding a location that will bring success, learning how to draw up a winning business plan, how to buy and sell a restaurant, how to franchise, and how to set up basic cost-control systems. You will have at your fingertips profitable menu planning, sample restaurant floor plans and diagrams, successful kitchen management, equipment layout and planning, food safety, Hazardous and Critical Control Point (HACCP) information, and successful beverage management. Learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money and get brand new IRS tip-reporting requirements, accounting and bookkeeping procedures, auditing, successful budgeting and profit planning development. You will be able to generate high profile public relations and publicity, initiate low cost internal marketing ideas, and low- and no-cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales. You will learn how to keep bringing customers back, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, manage and train employees as well as accessing thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. This Restaurant Manager s Handbook covers everything that many consultants charge thousands of dollars to provide. The extensive resource guide details more than 7,000 suppliers to the industry virtually a separate book on its own. This reference book is essential for professionals in the hospitality field as well as newcomers who may be looking for answers to cost-containment and training issues.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Starting and Running a Bar

Author: Carey Rossi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440636532
Format: PDF, Docs
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Where everybody knows their name... Whether their dream bar is a comfortable neighborhood joint or a nightclub teeming with entertainment, readers can achieve their goal with this step-by-step guide. They'll learn how to focus their vision for their bar, how to build a business plan, what they need to know about mixology and food service, how to deal with vendors and employees, and everything they need to know about advertising and marketing.

Restaurant Planning Guide

Author: Peter Rainsford
Publisher: Dearborn Trade Publishing
ISBN: 9781574100266
Format: PDF, Docs
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Authoritative, up to the minute advice on how to parley a strong business plan into a food service success story. Newly revised to reflect today's restaurant industry realities.

Setting the Table

Author: Danny Meyer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061868248
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In October 1985, at age twenty-seven, Danny Meyer, with a good idea and scant experience, opened what would become one of New York City's most revered restaurants—Union Square Cafe. Little more than twenty years later, Danny is the CEO of one of the world's most dynamic restaurant organizations, which includes eleven unique dining establishments, each at the top of its game. How has he done it? How has he consistently beaten the odds and set the competitive bar in one of the toughest trades around? In this landmark book, Danny shares the lessons he's learned while developing the winning recipe for doing the business he calls "enlightened hospitality." This innovative philosophy emphasizes putting the power of hospitality to work in a new and counterintuitive way: The first and most important application of hospitality is to the people who work for you, and then, in descending order of priority, to the guests, the community, the suppliers, and the investors. This way of prioritizing stands the more traditional business models on their heads, but Danny considers it the foundation of every success that he and his restaurants have achieved. Some of Danny's other insights: Hospitality is present when something happens for you. It is absent when something happens to you. These two simple concepts—for and to—express it all. Context, context, context, trumps the outdated location, location, location. Shared ownership develops when guests talk about a restaurant as if it's theirs. That sense of affiliation builds trust and invariably leads to repeat business. Err on the side of generosity: You get more by first giving more. Wherever your center lies, know it, name it, believe in it. When you cede your core values to someone else, it's time to quit. Full of behind-the-scenes history on the creation of Danny's most famous restaurants and the anecdotes, advice, and lessons he has accumulated on his long and ecstatic journey to the top of the American restaurant scene, Setting the Table is a treasure trove of innovative insights that are applicable to any business or organization.