I saw this article in Restaurant News recently. This info of course is helpful after you do your Due Diligence in opening your restaurant or food service facility. Get the book How to Open a Restaurant: Due Diligence (from Amazon or NRD website) by food service consultant Frank Stocco of National Restaurant Design Inc., to follow the proper steps to cost effective design and set-up information, well before you open. Then you are ready to implement the steps and tips featured in this article by the NRA.
"If you ask successful restaurant owners the secrets of their
success, most will tell you to treat your staff extremely well, be ready
to work very long hours, and be extra careful when choosing both
investors and partners.
But, most of them also will have one or more unconventional
philosophies or strategies that have served as linchpins to their
success. Recently, I interviewed 20 independent restaurant owners from
across the country, and the following are five of the many interesting,
out-of-the-box comments that caught my attention.