Opening a Restaurant

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Restaurant Growth Kit

We’ve put together a collection of our best resources to help you grow and market your restaurant.


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...

Open a Restaurant: Timeline to a Grand Opening

To open a restaurant you need time, patience and plenty of work. Deadlines must be met, and your efforts must be set towards meeting your budget and creative specifications. But with the right planning, getting everything done in a timely manner can be accomplished with minimum frustration.Read more...

Opening a Restaurant: Great Restaurants Have Soul

Great restaurants have an extra dimension that take them from being a restaurant to being a magical place.  The word Restaurant is derived from a Latin word meaning to “restore”.  Great restaurants can be transformative.  If you are opening a restaurant you may wonder – But how do they get that way?Read more...