Mrs. Karaage and I are avid foodies and cooks. We are also white collar DINKs in the DC area that has never worked in a restaraunt a day of our lives. We daydream quite a bit of running a diner/cafe, in particular highlighting dishes that we both love and rarely see around here. I am also fully aware that this is a daydream that results in bankruptcies and broken families. [more inside]
A restaurant in my town is closing down for 2 months. Our facility (1 lunch outlet, 3 dinner outlets) desperately wants to pick up the bulk of their business. But how? More below the fold... [more inside]
My bar / restaurant I opened is in its 2nd year of operation and it's running smoothly while turning a profit. Can I take a step back or should I continue to put in long days at the bar because that's what I'm supposed to do? [more inside]
I am a free-lance bookkeeper seeking new clients. I would like to meet prospects at a Brooklyn restaurant. Ideally it would be moderately priced, available for lunch or dinner, quiet, well-lit and have wi-fi access. Anything that has 4 out of those 5 would be super, and anyplace with all of them is superb.
I own a restaurant in its first year of business. Some stretches I feel like we're doing just fine, whereas other stretches I feel like pulling out my hair. I'm having trouble evaluating the success of my business. We've very consistently turned a monthly profit, though I still own the bank nearly $150k, and I also have a large chunk of money invested myself, though I am paying myself $40k / yr. [more inside]
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. [more inside]
How do I get cheaper phone service for a small business? [more inside]
How do I recruit a coffeeshop or small restaurant for my gentrifying neighborhood? [more inside]
Need investors for a restaurant/bar, but don't know how to get them. [more inside]
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? [more inside]
Help me understand the business of food trucks. [more inside]
Are there any useful online listings services for selling a restaurant in London? [more inside]
How long would it take to become profitable with a fast food franchise? [more inside]
I am helping my friends open a bar and we are trying to figure out the math behind what to charge for drinks. Is there some sort of formula we should be aware of? [more inside]
I want to open a crepe shop. Help me! [more inside]
Book suggestions on restaurant management? [more inside]
What could a small ice cream/frozen yogurt shop start selling in the colder months to keep business alive?
I need to populate a database of a Google Maps mashup with the names and addresses of restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. Where can I find this info in digital form? [more inside]
What are good resources, books, etc. on how to find investors/business partners for buying a bar? [more inside]
I've got (what I consider to be) a great idea for a restaurant, but no knowledge or experience in the restaurant industry. Is there any way for me to profit from my idea?