So you want to open a restaurant?
From chefs to GMs, front of house to back of house, almost everyone in the industry has dreamed of owning their own restaurant at some point. At OpenTable, we’re proud to work with the best in the industry, so we’ve seen the kind of hard work and passion it takes to get a restaurant project off the ground.
We partnered with hospitality consultant Alison Arth — founder of Salt & Roe with 16 restaurant openings under her belt — to create How to Open a Restaurant, the ultimate guide to starting and growing a restaurant business.
Alison tapped into our unrivaled network of restaurant groups and owners — including Union Square Hospitality Group, AltaMarea, Gavin Kaysen, Aaron London and many, many more — and compiled their tips and best practices (and occasional cautionary tales) into this definitive resource, which covers everything from writing a business plan and raising funds to training a team. Whether you’re opening your first restaurant or your tenth, or looking to grow your existing business, these expert insights will help you succeed. Download the guide here.
Plus: As part of this campaign, OpenTable is hosting a contest to help one restaurant industry professional fund his or her dream project. Tell us about the restaurant you’re planning to open, and you will be entered into a competition to win our grand prize, worth more than $38,000 total:
- A 12-month subscription to OpenTable’s flagship Guest Center product, plus access to the world’s largest diner network and a credit on cover fees
- A full set of professional All-Clad pans
- A set of 25 Hedley & Bennett aprons
- 25 annual memberships to the online content from Journee, a community for restaurant professionals
- $15,000 cash to put toward your project
Ready to achieve a lifelong dream? Download How to Open a Restaurant and get started!