The following are true stories… … More That Old Building You’re In Is Haunted. And It’s Ok.
You more or less have two choices for your brick and mortar foodservice operation if you’re serving walk-in guests, either full service or quick service. There’s also an option for the buffet or cafeteria model but let’s stick to the two most common approaches. Generally speaking quick service is considered super casual, pay before you eat … More Full Service or Quick Service?
“Aw HELL naw!” was the cry from our guest so the story goes. She’d been standing at the front counter waiting on a dish of ice cream and spotted a creepy crawly who chose to show himself at the wrong time. “Cancel that. Refund please!” were her last words before her money was returned and … More Buggin.
Short post this week. I wanted to share a quote that really captures an entrepreneur’s journey. From Food Industry News November 2015 Why Your Business Has Purpose If you can affect someone’s life with your product, service or message (while making money), you have meaning. Package that with the knowledge of what you stand … More Why Your Business Has Purpose
This counterfeit note hangs in our office as a reminder. A reminder to pay attention. When we played the tape back and saw the guy who passed it, it was actually kind of funny. He stepped up to the register and sheepishly placed his order. After fishing out his wallet and removing the bill with the fragility of Ming dynasty pottery his look and … More Hustlers! Thieves!
Being constantly fascinated by the food and beverage industry I love hearing the backstory of a concept and how it came to be. Why was a particular menu or theme chosen and what’s the reason behind the name and logo design? When we selected our name we wanted to convey exactly what we offered and pair that with a … More Logos, Colors & Signage
Those of us in foodservice frequently deal with change, separation, and readjustments. Guests come and go, staffs change, and sadly, eulogies delivered for concepts that enter and exit the marketplace. Everything has an ending and there comes a time when we say goodbye -or at the very least, see you later. Much later. It is indeed one of life’s great pleasures to … More Saying Goodbye To Those You Love
It’s never too early to plan so the time to start your entrepreneurial dream is always now, or even yesterday. Most people inevitably accept that working for themselves and calling their own shots is the only way to true career satisfaction and security. Foodservice is one of the few options that offers a variety of … More Is There A Perfect Time To Start Your Business?
@RestaurantWin: Saw a listing for a 2500sf #Restaurant for sale in LA. Rent is $15,000/mo. You need 3.6MM/yr in sales to make this work. Is that doable? I posed this question on Twitter after browsing restaurant listings from different cities. This particular one is in Los Angeles and the population and spending power is there so I imagine it’s doable. Based … More Use The 5% Rent Rule As A Predictor
Everyone who decides it’s time to go into business and work for themselves has their own definition of success. The foodservice entrepreneur may have several. For us success has been defined as the pleasure of freedom. This article from Entrepreneur sums up many of our feelings about the subject. The day you decide to become your own … More The First Taste of Entrepreneurial Freedom (It’s Sweet.)