Costs & Budgeting

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
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How to Order & Purchase for a New Restaurant

Once the work to build your new restaurant has begun, it’s time to decide what you need to buy to equip the front and back of…
Alison Arth
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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