Opening a restaurant doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Get the Restaurant Startup Kit – a step-by-step guide to the most important things to get you to opening day.
Everything to do before you open:
Learn to forecast Restaurant Startup Costs and Sales
Get the necessary Restaurant Permits and Licences
Design your menu for maximum profits
Essential Pre-launch Checklists
With so many details to get right, a single restaurant startup checklist can’t cover everything – that’s why we created a whole library of FREE checklists and tools for opening a restaurant to guide you to your launch.
Here’s a sampling of several helpful checklists to make sure you get everything right before you open, and run a successful restaurant operation long after you serve your first customer.
Perform a Competitor Analysis
Before you open a restaurant, you need to know about your competitors. Who are they? Are they direct or indirect competitors (and how can you tell the difference)? What do they do well? What can they do better? How do they promote themselves? What kind of ratings to they get online? This Competitor Intelligence Template is a step-by-step guide to performing an analysis of competitors in your location.
Design a Restaurant Menu
There’s a science to designing a restaurant menu that’s also a money-maker. Want to engineer your menu for higher sales? Use the Restaurant Menu Checklist – a how-to guide to creating a menu that drives profits. You’ll learn psychological design tips for menu pricing, item placement, and proper layout, to get the most from your menu.
Stock Your Restaurant
Think of our Restaurant Supplies Checklist as Restaurant Inventory Management 101. Learn how to source food and beverage suppliers, organize your restaurant shopping list, and get the best prices from restaurant vendors.
Restaurant Tech should be at the top of your restaurant planning checklist, and may be the single most important investment you make to stay competitive. A powerful tool like a restaurant point-of-sale system (POS) streamlines operations and increases revenues. Our Restaurant Technology Checklist teaches you how to evaluate payment systems, use credit card processors to your advantage, and choose the best restaurant POS for your business.
Be restaurant ready – the Restaurant Startup Kit has everything you need to get you to opening day.
Get Ready and Get it Right
Getting the right guidance early in your restaurant journey is key to a great opening, but more importantly, tees you up for long-term success. We get you ‘restaurant ready’. The rest is up to you!