A recent survey by the National Restaurant Association found restaurateurs to be hard-working, affluent, and optimistic, but only 50 percent said they would do it all again. Despite the hard work, the restaurant business can be one of the most fickle and difficult businesses to break into. Why? People get into it for all the wrong reasons.
Voil`! 'The Complete Idiot s Guide to Starting a Restaurant', 2nd Edition', is here to provide the recipe for success. How do you decide how much money it will take? When do you know you re succeeding - or failing? If you re succeeding, how do you successfully expand? Focusing on these kinds of business questions, this book takes a practical approach, giving the readers the nuts and bolts from deciding on a table layout to taking inventory of their bar.