The Shark Tank Meets The Dallas Restaurant Incubator

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Trinity Groves is a 15-acre restaurant, retail, artist and entertainment destination, a Dining Theme Park developed at the western end of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge that began in late 2012.

Trinity Groves fosters the growth of startup concepts and businesses to capitalize on Dallas’ culture and most importantly its entrepreneur’s.

Their goal, to bring together the local community and businesses in West Dallas by providing a unique experience that will make Trinity Groves a major destination in Dallas.

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The Shark Tank Meets The Dallas Restaurant Incubator

Trinity Groves is what investors and restaurateur Phil Romano and his partners are calling a restaurant incubator.

“Want to be chefs and restaurant owners” take their project proposals to Trinity Groves, and the company backs them with funding and advice in exchange for a percentage of the business.

If they take off, they may be replicated around the country. “We want them to be able to travel,” says Romano. “It could be in schools, or in airports or as a stand alone. We want to create companies and grow these things.”

Trinity Groves is actually a mixed-used development, one that includes housing, hotels, retail and office space.

But unlike most developers of this type that install housing first and wait for restaurants and retail businesses to follow, Trinity Groves’ investors, began with dining.

“We’re putting in all the amenities — the reasons people want to be there — and then we’ll put the community in,” says Romano. Their success formula put the amenities first, knowing what customers want and need is the most direct way to success!

Just like the old saying the customer is always right it’s also important to know what your customers needs and wants are! 

Are you thinking of starting your own restaurant for the first time?

This post is a great lesson to have in your arsenal of restaurant success tools. I’m not suggesting you move to Dallas  or even if you live there to present your proposal. But I’m hoping you see how important it is before creating your restaurant you know your community and the people who live in it.

The Shark Tank Meets The Dallas Restaurant Incubator

Don’t just build make sure you know exactly what the community is wanting.

Trinity Groves was created by and is part of West Dallas Investments which consists of Phil Romano, Stuart Fitts and Butch McGregor. Not only have they created a destination for people to enjoy themselves, they are also spawning future successful restaurant owners. It’s a win win situation.

When you own a restaurant, the secret to attracting people is to connect with them on an emotional level. The more you know about your customers, the more successful you will be.

For more information on starting your restaurant business check out November’s Pitfall Prevention Tip- Find Hard Core Information On Your Ideal Customer Do Your Research & Let The Results Drive Your Idea.


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