How to Open a Restaurant

Figuring out how to open a restaurant is one of the most daunting tasks an entrepreneur can take on. At Open for Business, we’ve gathered years of tips of ideas from the most seasoned of restaurateurs. Read the articles below to learn how to build your brand, select the right management tools, and build buzz for your restaurant.

How to Raise Funds for Your Restaurant

How to Raise Funds for Your Restaurant

Few aspiring restaurateurs have the cash on hand to get their dream off the ground. That’s where investors come in. But for…
Alison Arth
How to Negotiate Your Restaurant Lease

How to negotiate your restaurant lease (and the important partners you’ll need)

Every expert I’ve spoken to on this subject agrees: Negotiating a lease is the number one place where restaurateurs go wrong.…
Alison Arth
How to open a restaurant: Building a brand identity

How to open a restaurant: Building a brand identity

When it comes to opening a restaurant smoothly and running it successfully, Alison Arth is a pro. She held leadership positions…
Alison Arth
How to Build Your Team

How to Build Your Team

This article is excerpted from our How to Open a Restaurant guide. Get the full guide here! Before you can identify the best…
Alison Arth
Tupelo Honey Café: How an Upstart Southern Café Became a National Brand

Tupelo Honey Café: How an Upstart Southern Café Became a National Brand

Tupelo Honey Café is one of those classic, feel-good American restaurant stories. It’s been almost 19 years since Tupelo…
Kelly Merritt
Angeline's in Charlotte

Service + Location: Hallmarks of Success in New Hotel Dining at Angeline’s in Charlotte

Opening a restaurant is a daunting task for any chef. To open a new restaurant in a new hotel in a city still finding its culinary…
Kelly Merritt
Opening a Restaurant: Martha Hoover and Her Team at Public Greens on Last-Minute Logistics

Opening a Restaurant: Martha Hoover and Her Team at Public Greens on Last-Minute Logistics

Over the past few months, we’ve been following the opening of Public Greens, Indianapolis restaurateur Martha Hoover’s…
Priya Krishna
Martha Hoover and Her Team at Public Greens on Best Practices for Restaurant Hiring

Martha Hoover and Her Team at Public Greens on Best Practices for Restaurant Hiring

Over the course of several months, we’ve been following the opening of Public Greens, Indianapolis restaurateur Martha…
Priya Krishna
restaurant interior design

Martha Hoover of Public Greens on Restaurant Interior Design

Over the next few months, we’ll be covering the opening of Public Greens, Indianapolis restaurateur Martha Hoover’s second…
Priya Krishna