Is this place going to eat me?
September 24, 2012 6:22 PM Subscribe
I have a day or two to decide whether or not to buy a recently closed restaurant. I have tons of experience running small retail businesses. The books look good and the price is right.
posted by Mr. Yuck to Work & Money (60 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I live with two guys who worked there and have a lot of insider info that makes me certain it was a huge conflict between the partners that resulted in the closure. At this point, I can retain the staff.
I have been out of work since March, so this is very tempting. It will take most of my money. If I can keep it going at the current level, I'll make it back in 6 months.
What should I be asking about? Thinking about?
I'm that friend of yours who cooks like an angel, but I have never worked in a restaurant. That scares me most.
I don't need general business advice. I need eating business advice. Keep in mind that the restaurant has only been closed for 2 days and has a very positive web presence.