Name & Location Are Just As Important As Your Cuisine

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The Sky’s the Limit: Mile-High Dining in Monte Carlo Your restaurant’s name and location play a major role in attracting customers. Success is achieved by drawing customers to your restaurant as often as you possibly can. It is how you connect with your customer, on a personal level. Though I admire their entrepreneur spirit, Sky’s the Limit is out of the … Read More

Millennials Are Outspending Baby Boomer At Restaurants!

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According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s food data, Millennials are outspending Baby Boomer at restaurants! Having that information can solve your task of finding a target market for your restaurant that is if you want to attract millennials. Regardless of what target market you want to attract your restaurant must offer foods that fit the lifestyle of that market. … Read More

Branding Is All Ready Done When You Purchase A Franchise

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As a franchise, you gain the use of a trademark otherwise known as an existing successful BRAND. A brand is a name, term, design, logo, or any other feature that identifies a business’s goods and or services. I would also add that a brand could create a feeling or emotion associated with that particular business, which also helps it stand out from the … Read More

Before You Open Your Restaurant You Need To Build A Visual Presence On The Internet

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Before You Open Your Restaurant You Need To Build A Visual Presence On The Internet It’s never too early to start creating a visual presence in your potential customer’s memory. Your Restaurant Needs A Website! No, a Facebook page is not ENOUGH! It can help get your name out there, that’s for sure and I’ll cover that later on in … Read More

“Location, Location, Location” Hold Everything…

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“Location, Location, Location” Hold Everything… Many startup entrepreneurs go looking for a location first. I believe you need to find your ideal customer before even thinking about finding a space. No doubt finding a location is especially significant for restaurants because they rely a great deal on visibility and exposure to their customers. However, before you spend any time and money … Read More

How To Analyze Competitors During Your Startup Phase

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Analyzing who your competitors are, and what they are offering, can help make your restaurants cuisine, services and marketing stand out. WHO ARE YOUR COMPETITORS? Even if you’re the only restaurant in town you also compete with movie theaters, bars and other businesses where your customers will spend their money. And don’t just research what’s already out there. You also … Read More

Is The Fine Dining Concept Making A Come Back?

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Is The Fine Dining Concept Making A Come Back? Just after the 2008 stock market crash the restaurant industry saw a drop in the fine dining concept and a revolution in the casual-dining concept. Before I get ahead of myself I believe it’s important to define a restaurant concept.  A restaurant CONCEPT can best be described as your restaurant’s business model. Just … Read More

An Important Part of Sustained Restaurant Success Is Repeat Customers

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An Important Part of Sustained Restaurant Success Is Repeat Customers Of course, gaining new customers along the way should remain on any business owner’s to-do-list but in reality; repeat customers are what any restaurant should aim for. If you treat all customers in way that makes them want to return, your restaurant will most likely gain long-term success. A customer’s … Read More

Learn From Famous Pastry Chef Dominique Ansel Why Using Regional Resources Is One Way To Set Your Restaurant Apart From Competition

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Learn From Famous Pastry Chef Dominique Ansel Why Using Regional Resources Is One Way To Set Your Restaurant Apart From Competition What does a famous Bakery Chef (Dominique Ansel) do when opening a new bakery in L.A. mind you he already owns bakeries in New York, London and Tokyo and they all serve his trademark pastries? Chef  Ansel encourages his … Read More

Do You Have The Right Attitude And Personality Traits To Start A Successful Restaurant?

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  Do You Have The Right Attitude And Personality Traits To Start A Successful Restaurant? If  you have ever thought about starting your own restaurant you must have and develop certain personality traits.   Here are some of the most common and powerful personality traits that describe business owners who have started successful businesses.     Do you have the ability to work … Read More