Costs & Budgeting

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6 steps to a successful brunch service

At Founding Farmers—the farmer-owned concept with locations in Washington D.C., Montgomery County, MD, and Tysons,…
Olivia Terenzio
The hidden costs of the juice and smoothie business — and how to manage them

The hidden costs of the juice and smoothie business — and how to manage them

Juice and smoothies are no longer just a trend — they are here to stay. In most cosmopolitan cities, juice bars are a dime a…
Priya Krishna
Holiday Catering: 9 Tips to Help You Plan, Delight & Thrive During the Biggest Months of the Year

Why This Chef Opened a Restaurant with No Servers

When chef Phillip Frankland Lee and his wife and pastry chef Margarita Lee opened Scratch Bar & Kitchen in Encino, California,…
Olivia Terenzio
Practical financial tips from restaurateurs during the COVID-19 crisis

Practical financial tips from restaurateurs during the COVID-19 crisis

Our best wishes go out to all who are dealing with this challenging situation. As COVID-19 continues to upend the hospitality…
Erin Cullum
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6 essential ingredients for crowdfunding a restaurant

Restaurants are some of the most capital-intensive businesses to start. Build-out and equipment costs, starting inventory,…
Desi Danganan
How to Create a Set Valentine’s Day Menu That Works

How to Create a Set Valentine’s Day Menu That Works

Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest dining days of the year, which makes it a huge business opportunity for restaurants.…
Olivia Terenzio
Expand Your Brand: Experts Dish on Opening a Second Location

Expand Your Brand: Experts Dish on Opening a Second Location

Your flagship restaurant is packed every night. Patrons post glowing reviews. Diners book reservations well in advance…
Kelly Merritt
Ready, Set, Grow: “Owning It” Helps Woman-Led Businesses Take Flight

Ready, Set, Grow: “Owning It” Helps Woman-Led Businesses Take Flight

Changing lives is nothing new for the James Beard Foundation. The mission – to nurture and honor chefs and the food culture…
Kelly Merritt
Tips to Save Money on Food Costs

Dollars and Sense: Chefs Share Tips to Save Money on Food Costs

Keeping food costs in line is the bane of any chef’s existence. With such small margins, every money-saving tactic makes…
Nevin Martell