Restaurant / Food Service


Tips, ideas, training and advice for starting, owning and operating a small restaurant business or any small food service business, including small family restaurants, food trucks, diners, cafes, coffee shops, caterers, bakeries and cottage food businesses. This also includes franchisees of chain restaurant franchises.

The articles below are aimed at helping entrepreneurs and managers make business decisions in your restaurant, food truck or similar small business. You’ll be pointed to software and other resources helpful to anyone in food related businesses.

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How to Open a Bar

Opening a bar requires getting the licensing and regulations in order, but once you do it also means getting great profit margins on drinks.


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18 Restaurant Design Tips

Design is one of the many different elements that will drive customers into your restaurant. Use the following tips so you can get this part right.


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Guide to Restaurant Week Success

Here is your guide to Restaurant Week success so you can take advantage of the nationwide event that helps eateries with a clever promotional strategy.


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11 Restaurant Reservation Apps

Reservations are a key part of running a restaurant, the right restaurant reservation apps can automate and optimize this part of the operation for you.


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Where to Buy a Food Truck

Meta Description: Food trucks are one of the most popular segments in the food industry. If you want to know where to buy a food truck here is where you can start.


Negotiating a Restaurant Lease

Negotiating a Restaurant Lease

You've found a great location for your restaurant, now it's time to get the best price. Here are 8 tips for negotiating a restaurant lease.