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    Opening a Restaurant

    • How Much Does it Cost to Open a Restaurant?

      July 28, 2016

      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...

    • Open a Restaurant: Timeline to a Grand Opening

      November 1, 2012

      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...

    • Opening a Restaurant: Great Restaurants Have Soul

      March 24, 2011

      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...