How the heck do I open a restaurant
March 8, 2012 12:45 PM Subscribe
I had a beautiful restaurant space fall into my lap. I've been dreaming about having a restaurant. I committed to signing a contract with the owner. Now what?
posted by TheTingTangTong to Work & Money (30 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
The space is being renovated and I get to build my kitchen from scratch: we have agreed to shoot for opening day one year from now. The next obvious step is to hammer out the contract in the presence of a lawyer, which I hope will happen next week. Then what do I do? I have a vision as far as food and decor go. I am confident and have decided to take the plunge (life is short).
What I wonder about is the nitty gritty: I suppose I need an LLC, a bank loan and eventually an accountant. I guess I need to talk to city hall. There are health code considerations, naturally. . . insurance. How in the world do I start tackling this in an organized fashion?