How to Make the Cut with Your Restaurant Start Up

published by: Build Your Restaurant-1/9/2017 2:49:51 AM

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As we are into 2017, many predict that restaurant industry bubble in USA is about to burst. Following political changes and the general elections, there are many changes in the state and federal policies that directly or indirectly affects the restaurant industry. However, we may consider, the surge isn’t over just yet. If you have the idea creating a restaurant start up, you should do it now and not any later. With millions of restaurant start ups springing throughout the country, how do you differentiate yours, offer a unique proposition and hold your head above water to sustain your business?

Here are few factors that would affect the success of your restaurant start-up

Don’t take the delivery route:

Many tech start-ups have tasted immense success by creating food delivery apps. While this has boosted restaurant sales and helped restaurants reach-out to more customers, it also highlighted every crack and challenge the delivery sector posed to restaurant start-ups. It has thrown open stark challenges that the delivery sector needs to settle very soon to continue successfully. To venture into an already struggling sector would spell disaster for your start-up. If you are not making profits by the time your capital is over, then you would have to shut down your business.

Don’t revel in initial success:

You may taste success immediately after opening a restaurant; this is common with new restaurants as foodies like to try out new places. However, if you are considering your initial success as the scale of growth of your restaurant, you are wrong. Once the new visitors are gone, you would have very few ways to make them keep coming back. Here, you would struggle to make profits or probably just to break-even. Gauge your initial success carefully and make only necessary changes to accommodate the extra orders on few days. You can use the extra profit that you generate during the initial days as reserve capital to take you through the dull days you may encounter later. Managing your capital is a very important aspect for the success of restaurant start-ups.

Have a unique concept:

With so many restaurants now, there is very little room left for you to give your audience something new. Most restaurant start-ups usually position themselves to cater to a wider audience. They believe this would help them cover a large sector of customers and in turn larger profits. However, it becomes common and general to have a multi-cuisine restaurant, besides the costs of managing one is exorbitant. Owning a simple restaurant with a unique, creative concept would make your restaurant feel special and receive customers consistently.

Plug the gaps with information:

Many leap into the restaurant start-up business without gaining proper knowledge about the industry. This leads to serious, expensive mistakes that could break a restaurant start-up. You can avoid such mistakes by learning from good literature that would guide you to become successful. Gerody Murphy’s ‘Opening a Restaurant from Inception to Reception’ is one such book that is a handy guide to help you be successful with your restaurant start-up.

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