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OP I will say this, if you do not have a lot of resteraunt experience you will almost certainly fail.
I really hope you aren't just one of those people that can cook a decent steak and think that means you can cook 40 at the same time for three hours straight.
You really aren't giving a lot of info here so it is kinda hard to help you out.
You have an establishment in Troy?
I don't own one, but have been around and worked in the industry since I was really young and know a fair amount about it. I have seen people completely burn out in that business even when making money. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Just working in one sucks.
IF you can find, and afford, someone to help you run it so you can get away without quality going down, then it may not be so bad. But that is easier said than done. Most restaurants don't make that much, and good people you can absolutely trust and that know how to properly run a restaraunt aren't easy to find.
If I were the OP unless I had someone already lined up I wouldn't even consider owning one.
Of course the OP has yet to tell us if he is even able to run one himself.
Yes I have worked in the industry as well as my business partner.
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I would not be cooking the food(maybe at first not really sure). I believe in my abilities to cook and feel I can put a great meal on the table. It would be my recipes and me making sure they are prepared correctly.
Did he finally get banned?
What type of restaurant is it going to be? Is it a speciality type that you're very passionate about? My uncle planned out his restaurant for years and now that it's open it has been very successful (French dips). Location is definitely key as well.
Offer a gluten-free section (at least temporarily). Goldmine.
offer sweet tea, fried catfish and beans n cornbread to those yanks and they will throw money at you like you are their king!
Yep, and make sure you have a variety of vegetarian food.
I have not started one, but I have been in restaurant management for a while now and my wife has a culinary degree in culinary management as well. One thing I can tell you is that if you do not have the experience running other peoples restaurants then you will never be able to run your own. It is different from other businesses and the types of employees you need to be successful vary as well. PM if you have any questions, I would be happy to help you out.
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dont hire your chefs based on looks. a lot of cooks/chefs are not traditional folks and have tats and a lot of weird habits. the restaurant industry houses alot of mavericks, criminals, miscreants, and free thinkers. keep an open mind with people and judge them on skills, not neccessarily looks. its a whole other world from something like the business world. sometimes a person who marches to the beat of their own drum makes a better employee than a dyed in the wool conservative person
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I don't think he should be scared... but he needs to understand exactly how much work goes into running one & that there's a higher likelihood that he fails rather than succeeds.
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I have quite a few friends who have started and/or owned restaurants over the years and I will give you one piece of advice that I stand by 100%
If you dont have enough cash, or line of credit to operate without taking in a dollar, for a minimum of 1 year ( but preferably 2) DO NOT DO IT
I am serious
I don't care if you and your partner love each other to the ground, if you arent well capitalized, you will want to kill each other in six months
Also. if at all possible, keep your respective families out of it as much as you can and sit down and CLEARLY define each others areas of responsibilty and DO NOT encroach
Good luck and much success from everyone on tBB
Thanks, appreciate the advice!
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You know....I agree. sihh
No I did not lose a sig bet, but I am really really really ridiculously good looking.
Man you know what would be amazing? A Mexican buffet restaurant.
Thanks, means a lot knowing people are pulling for me.
Thanks! And thanks again for taking the time to reply to my PM's.
I am mellowing I suppose
I have even come to love Wayne Woodrow in my old age
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