Archive for July, 2016

How Much Does it Cost to Open a Restaurant?

One of the most common restaurant start up mistakes is underestimating the capital budget requirements involved in opening a restaurant. Here we hope to provide some rules of thumb and average costs and ranges, as well as identify common hidden costs that can be the cause of not only headaches and budget shortfalls, but that also contribute to restaurant fatality rates….read more →Read more...

25 Questions That Can Lower Your Food Costs

There’s little that a fireman loves more professionally than putting out fires. So, imagine a fire brigade getting an emergency call that there’s a fire, but no indication of where it is and no way of tracing back the location; no smoke on the horizon, no glare in the night sky, just darkness and the knowledge that there’s trouble. In…read more →Read more...

Chipotle: A Love Story or Competitor Loathing?

We anticipated a heart-tugging video from Chipotle this summer, but not quite this one. Surely, after the loss of nearly $12 billion in market capitalization from a series of food safety blunders, the anticipated video would be about taking responsibility for ones’ actions and taking measures to improve personally. Nope. It was instead centered on blasting competitors for doing exactly…read more →Read more...