Tips For Running a Successful Restaurant




published by: Build Your Restaurant-12/27/2016 3:08:40 AM

How to Run a Restaurant

Running a restaurant is a dream on plenty of people’s minds. According to a recent survey conducted in the United States, over half the adult population has worked in a restaurant business in one role or the other. Another such survey in inc.com also reveals that over 45 % of the people who have worked in a restaurant also dream about opening a restaurant.  The question on these people’s minds is “How to run a restaurant successfully?”

What remains unknown is the fact that a large number of newly started restaurants have failed very soon and this is because the owners who have started the restaurant, lack proper knowledge and haven’t got the basics of successfully owning and running a restaurant. Here, we would like to explain few basics for running a successful restaurant.

Talent, Location and Idea

These factors are considered the big three in the restaurant business. Even as these 3 are equally important, acquiring the right talent is the priority. Talented chefs are hard to find and to find one the suits your restaurant is of primary importance. Location of your restaurant also plays a major role. Without a great location, your restaurant would receive hardly any footfall. Make sure that your restaurant is accessible for the target audience that you are looking for.

The third aspect is to begin a restaurant with an original idea. Even while choosing exotic cuisines, you need give your restaurant something that sets you apart from the rest of the competition.

Focus on Your Guests

Even after getting the big three right, there are many ways in which a restaurant could fail. One the most important reasons why restaurant businesses fail is because they do not deliver what the guests expect. These could range from simple things like parking, valet and reception to the cordiality of your staff who serves your guests.

Setting aside adequate amount of money from your capital to enhance the guest experience would help you in running a successful restaurant.

Streamline the Organization

Some new restaurant owners argue that bringing corporate organization systems inside the restaurant breaks the creativity and the freedom to evolve. However the opposite is true. Successful restaurant chains around the world have succeeded for long periods of time because they had the system of organization that enabled them to innovate and evolve according to the needs of their customers.

Putting a proper system of organization would save you time and money and help you progress quicker in the restaurant business.

Get Expert Advice

Apart from the factors discussed above, there are many small things that could make or break a successful restaurant. This is where a restaurant owner would require expert advice. We suggest, Geordy Murphy’s book ‘Opening a Restaurant from Inception to Reception’ as the expert guide to increase your chances of opening and running a restaurant business successfully. Gerody Murphy has over 20 years of experience in starting successful restaurants around the world. This extensive knowledge could help you to succeed in your venture.

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