If You Want to Keep Your Restaurant, Be Ready to Sell It

  By Bruce Hakutizwi BusinessesForSale.com Running a successful restaurant is a notoriously time-consuming affair. Successful restaurant owners often thrive on the long days and short nights that define their fulfilled dreams. If that describes you, you may have never even…
A Guide to Restaurant Financing

You can fund your restaurant using traditional business loans, alternative loans, personal savings, private investors, strategic partnerships and crowdfunding. Financing is your first and biggest challenge to launching your new restaurant. You can fund your restaurant using traditional business loans,…
3 Vital Tips When Buying a Fast Food Restaurant

By Bruce Hakutizwi BusinessesForSale.com For many, working part time at a fast food restaurant is their introduction to working life. Others decide to pick up some extra hours at the local fast food joint in the evenings to make some…
13 Tips to Better Manage Your Restaurant

A successful restaurant starts with its leadership. As a restaurant owner or manager, you need to be constantly giving thought to how you can better manage your restaurant. Here are 13 tips to make sure that your restaurant’s management is…
9 Unexpected Costs of Opening a Restaurant

One thing new restaurateurs should always expect is the unexpected – interminable waits for permits, scary surprises behind walls – and if you fail to budget for such expenses, you could go belly up. There are many reasons restaurants fail,…
8 Things Every New Restaurant Franchise Owner Should Know

While choosing to own a restaurant franchise is generally less risky that trying to go out with your own brand or concept, there are still no guarantees of success. If you are thinking about starting a new franchise, here are…
So You Have a Successful Restaurant. Now What?

“Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem” is a statement often attributed to former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Any entrepreneur with a successful restaurant venture faces an interesting prospect: Is the next move to…
Shake Shack: 2014’s Hottest Restaurant IPO?

by Aaron D. Allen, Aaron Allen & Associates Shake Shack is more than America’s latest gourmet burger sweetheart. It could be the hottest restaurant IPO of 2014. After all, nobody wants to miss out on the next Chipotle. The Denver-based…
Top Challenges Franchisees Face and Words of Wisdom to Overcome Them

As with any business, running a successful restaurant franchise has its own rewards, risks and challenges. Unlike other types of restaurants, franchisees benefit from a repeatable and proven business model and standardized systems in place for running the business (marketing,…
How to Start a Restaurant

For those with a passion for food, opening a restaurant is the ultimate entrepreneurial dream. Perhaps you’ve already envisioned it: You start off in a tiny space with a couple of tables and a small kitchen. Before you know it,…
Restaurant Startups Seek Financial Options

Many people at one time in their lives dream of opening their own restaurant. They may have a great idea with the energy and devotion to make it happen. However, the one essential ingredient that they do not have is…
Successful Startup Restaurant Business Plans

by Tom Wilscam The process of opening a restaurant from start to finish can be, and should be, an arduous one. It requires a tremendous amount of research and determination, and it can easily get overwhelming. Often clients ask, “What…
Top 10 Mistakes for a Startup Restaurant

There are far more than 10 reasons for a startup restaurant’s failure. However, let’s focus on the 10 most common mistakes a startup restaurant makes: “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Steven Covey further states in his bestselling book,…
Restaurant Marketing Ideas for September

As summer gives way to fall, many families find that their busier schedules just don’t allow for dining out on a regular basis.  But September offers restaurant owners and operators many restaurant marketing opportunities to help build traffic and sales.…
Seven Reasons Aspiring Restaurateurs Get Burned

Half of Americans have worked in a restaurant at some point, and a healthy portion dream of opening their own joints. (The number of eateries in the U.S. will soon top 1 million.) Dependable mortality rates are hard to find…
Citi Wide Merchant Funding Announces New Franchise Financing Program

Amityville, NY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Citi Wide Merchant Funding is excited to announce a new small business financing program for franchise owners. This new franchise financing program will allow newly opened franchise to access working capital quickly. Financing for the restaurant, quick…

If you’ve ever tuned into the Food Network, it is hard to miss Chef Robert Irvine of the most popular show on the network, Restaurant Impossible. With his muscular physique and his Lexus SUV this ex-marine takes on failing restaurants…

So you’ve created a wildly successful restaurant, and you’re just beginning to have some semblance of stability and free time again. Is it time to expand and build another location? At last night’s Culintro panel on restaurant expansion, three prominent…

(RestaurantNews.com)  The holiday season is the perfect time of year to promote your restaurant.  Shoppers are hungry for holiday deals and special dining experiences.  An online press release can be an affordable, effective restaurant marketing tool for owners and operators…

Amityville, NY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Restaurant and food service businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy are advised that the Disaster Assistance Express Small Business Loan is currently offering funding in 48-72 hours. Citi Wide Merchant Funding will be processing applications starting October 29th…

Danny Meyer, the brains behind Chapel Street’s popular new burger joint Shake Shack, visited Silliman College Friday afternoon for a Master’s Tea. Meyer is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, which has won 25 James Beard Awards and runs…

By Liz Barrett Cameron Mitchell knew from a very young age that he was destined for the restaurant business, and once he had his plan in place, nothing could stop him. Today, Mitchell owns more than a dozen award-winning restaurant…

I love restaurants, but not all are as user-friendly as they should be.  After years of eating in them – including during the time I had young children – I’ve come up with a few pet peeves or “rules” on…

Restaurateur Danny Meyer speaks to the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts about how he found success with restaurants like “Shake Shack,” “Union Square Café,” and “Blue Smoke,” and what inspired him to take a chance in the restaurant business.

Over 70 Pages of Practical Solutions, Creative New Strategies and Fantastic Insights for Restaurant Marketers to Drive Sales and Generate Awareness San Rafael, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Duke Marketing Publishing™, debuted its Summer Issue of “Restaurant Marketing Magazine™”, an online quarterly restaurant…

Whether it’s the local diner at the end of the block, the elegant four-star overlooking the city, or the growing chain – restaurants are facing more challenges today than ever before.  Getting exposure for your restaurant news doesn’t have to…