Get Your Restaurant in Shape

Access our complete guide to opening and running a restaurant

Access our complete guide to opening and running a restaurant

Is it time to shape up your restaurant? Earlier this year Open for Business published a month’s worth of tips for improving…
Open for Business
Build Up Your Brunch Luke John Besh

Day 30: Build Up Your Brunch

Brunch can play an instrumental role in the restaurant business, bringing more diners in mid-day and giving you yet another…
Drake Leonards
Day 29: Make the Most Out of Restaurant Week

Day 29: Make the Most Out of Restaurant Week

Every year, OpenTable partners with restaurant associations, convention and visitors bureaus, and destination marketing…
Open for Business
Day 28: Scale Your Business

Day 28: Scale Your Business

First, Tacolicious was a San Francisco pop-up. Next, owner Joe Hargrave turned the Mexican concept into a brick-and-mortar…
Olivia Terenzio
Day 27: Book a Catering Job

Day 27: Book a Catering Job

Jessica Goin didn’t just jump into the catering business, she dove head first. The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles…
Olivia Terenzio
Reinvent Family Meal

Day 26: The Importance of Staff Meal in a Restaurant

At Chez Panisse, the iconic Berkeley restaurant helmed by Chef Alice Waters, family meal is more than just a quick bite before…
Olivia Terenzio
Day 25: Partner on a Retail Product (Like Thomas Keller’s Cup4Cup!)

Day 25: Partner on a Retail Product (Like Thomas Keller’s Cup4Cup!)

A great restaurant can be a launching pad for creating a new product and partnering with a retail brand on a large scale.…
Olivia Terenzio
Raise the Bar on Your Cocktail Program - Trick Dog - Bon Vivants

Day 24: Raise the Bar on Your Cocktail Program

Josh Harris is one half of the Bon Vivants, the cocktail, hospitality, and marketing firm behind the San Francisco bar …
Olivia Terenzio
Kyle Mendenhall The Kitchen

Day 23: Source Better Products for the Kitchen

Sourcing products like meat, produce, and seafood for restaurants has never been more important. Guests are informed…
Chef Kyle Mendenhall, The Kitchen