One thing for sure, we all have to eat. Its a part of our survival. Lets face it, though, everyone likes to go out and eat. I have worked in the restaurant business for many years, and I’ve always said the food is only as good as the people who worked there. There are many places to choose from. Owning and running a restaurant is a great option for entrepreneurs. Starting and running a restaurant needs a lot of planning and management.
Restaurants have come along way. There are some that are floating on the water or under the water. You can also eat on planes in the air or trains on the tracks. Yes, you can say we have come a long way.
When choosing a restaurant to open, consider your location. You will want a place that has lots of traffic. To keep people coming back you need great food, great service and ambiance. This will keep people coming back to you.
Keep up with the times. Don’t let it get old. A friend of mine from California who owns a company always told me that businesses can get lazy when it comes to doing whatever it takes to achieve the goals they set. He said that with his carpet cleaning business, he is prepared to work 90 hours a week so that he’s his own boss. Create some things that will bring in new people. But not so far as your regular customers start to leave. Some people hate change. So jazz it up every once in a while.
Choose a regular and reliable supplier to support your business. Good food makes happy and regular customers. Always have the most ordered food on hand, and never promise anything on the menu that you can’t deliver. Things change. The market goes up and down, so always try to keep your restaurant in a price range that customers can afford. We may have to go up on things sometimes, but never make it where it can’t be afforded. If all you have is a mobile vendor or a seven star restaurant, make sure your food is fresh and keep it tasty.
In the food market, never leave anything in the fridge after 3 days. This is a serve safe certified rule. Keep your kitchen clean and maintained. When that health inspector comes by, you want a grade A rating. Keep your vents over grills clean and working, or the fire Marshall will write you a citation with a certain amount of time to get it fixed. Lots of things besides food go into running a restaurant. So make sure you know your business before you start one.