Restaurant Start Up - The First Six Months

  • Don't put too much emphasis on growth such as franchising, or the next location; get this one right and create it as if it will be your only restaurant.
  • Budget for higher costs and lower sales for the first six months
  • Create an environment where people want to work and customers want to dine.
  • Hire good management who have a following or who can naturally attract good talent.
  • Be in constant communication with guests and staff.
  • Take care of issues promptly; don't let them fester or multiply.
  • Be sure you have timely financial reporting.
  • Train, train, and train your staff.