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Top 10 Restaurant Startup Mistakes

Top 10 Restaurant Startup Mistakes

Categories: Right Concept
There are far more than 10 reasons for a restaurants failure.  However, let’s focus on the 10 startup restaurant mistakes that are the most common. Having the right Business Plan is the most effective way to avoid the 10 traps.1. “Failing to plan is planning to fail”.   Steven Covey further ...
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Performance Bonuses can be Good or Bad

Performance Bonuses can be Good or Bad

Categories: Blog, Right Concept
Performance bonuses for Management can be good or bad. They are good if they result in the desired performance that the bonus is intended to reward.  They are bad if ownership and Management have differing opinions on the desired performance results. Deciding which path is right for your restaurant ...
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Outside the Box Marketing that Works

Outside the Box Marketing that Works

Categories: Blog
All too often an independent restaurateur will follow traditional marketing methods because they lack experience, and it’s the easiest.  Unfortunately, it is the most expensive and not always the most effective.The founders of W&W Restaurant Consulting Group with over 50 years of restaurant m ...
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How a Good Operations Manual Leads to Success

How a Good Operations Manual Leads to Success

Categories: Blog, Right Systems
There are many reasons for failure in the restaurant industry.  One of the most common is that a person will open a restaurant without sufficient industry knowledge.  For example; they observe a successful restaurant and feel that all they have to do is copy the décor and menu.  Unfortunately, t ...
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Operational Systems

Operational Systems

Categories: Right Location
The primary reason for the success of restaurant franchise companies is the fact that they provideproven operational systems that assure a performance consistency, and the Operational controls necessary for financial profitability.A simple definition of a restaurants operational system is that they ...
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Menu Development

Menu Development

Categories: Right Concept
This article is designed for the new Independent restaurant startup, and not an existing proven restaurant concept, or a restaurant franchise that is providing franchise style operating systems.   The recommended suggestions in this article are taken from excerpts in the book “So You Want to Ope ...
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More About Management Philosophy

More About Management Philosophy

Categories: Right Systems
A definition of Management:                “Management is responsible for creating and maintaining a safe,productive, and motivational environment within the work place.”There is no doubt that good management practicesare essential to the success of a business.There ...
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Funding Restaurant Startups

Funding Restaurant Startups

Categories: Right Lease
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 because there is a whole array of things that must be done simultaneously in opening a restaurant. As described in my book, “So You Wan ...
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Financing a Restaurant

Financing a Restaurant

Categories: Blog
As consultants, W&W frequently receives calls from people who want advice on how to finance a restaurant. Generally speaking, there are many ways to finance a restaurant business.  By far the most traditional way is to finance through a lending institution with a possible SBA guarantee.  ...
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Importance of an Exit Strategy

Importance of an Exit Strategy

Categories: Blog
When planning a new restaurant the primary focus is naturally on success, and long term longevity.   You begin with a business plan for success.      Most 1st time restaurateurs seldom think or plan in terms of negative “what if’s”.   Their focal point is on the present.    However ...
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