A revised handbook for would-be restaurateurs offers valuable advice on opening a restaurant, including site selection, creating a business plan, marketing, staff management, menu pricing, kitchen organization, and cash overages. Original.
The recipe for a successful restaurant?now revised ? In this revised edition, aspiring restaurateurs will find everything they need to know to open a successful restaurant, including choosing a concept and location, creating a business plan, finding the cash, and much more. New content includes information on tips, tip-outs, and reporting for the entire staff, choosing the best POS system, setting up a bar and managing the wine list, and making the bottom line look good long-term. -Restaurants are a high-risk venture, but starting a bar or restaurant is still one of the most popular new business ventures (Cornell Univ/Mich State) -Overall industry sales are projected to hit $476 billion for 2005, a 4.9% increase -The industry employs a workforce of 12.2 million in more than 900,000 restaurants nationwide (National Restaurant Assn.)