The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting Your Own Restaurant

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A recent survey by the National Restaurant Association found restaurateurs to be hard-working, affluent and optimistic, but only 50% said they would do it all again. Hundreds of thousands of these business people work hard--more than half put in a minimum of 60 hours per week. But despite the hard work, the restaurant business can be one of the most fickle and difficult businesses to break into. Why? People get into it for all the wrong reasons. Voila! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Starting a Restaurant is here to provide the recipe for success. How do you decide how much money it will take? When do you know you're failing--or succeeding? If you're failing, when do you pull the plug? If you're succeeding, how do you successfully expand? Focusing on these kinds of business questions, this book takes a practical approach. Once you've decided to take the plunge, chef Mark Miller tells you all the secrets--from inventory control to hiring kitchen help.

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HOWARD CANNON is President of Restaurant Operations Institute, Inc. (ROI), a national restaurant-based operations, training, and consulting firm specializing in turnarounds and start-ups. With more than 20 years of experience, he is a frequent speaker at universities and industry shows across the nation. BRIAN TARCY has authored or co-authored more than 13 books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Business Management.

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Book Description Alpha, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: You're no idiot, of course. You've always dreamed of opening up a restaurant, either to serve the latest in haute cuisine or be your town's favorite breakfast joint. But you know the failure rates of restaurant start-ups, and you don't want to be another roadside casualty. Open your new eatery with confidence! With the right planning and organization, almost any restaurant can be a success. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting Your Own Restaurant will get you up and running-and before you know it, lines will be stretching around the block! In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: Practical advice on formulating business and marketing plans. Simple suggestions for finding-and securing-a site for your restaurant. Surefire strategies for finding, training, and retaining good employees. Innovative instructions on buying everything you need for your restaurant-at a price you can afford. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_002864168X

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