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Starting any kind of business can be challenging and, in many cases, outright daunting, but starting and running a successful restaurant is quite a complicated job. Eighty percent of restaurants fail in their first year due to lack of planning. There are so many different things to consider when you start a restaurant, from choosing the right location, finding financing, selecting the right name and buying the proper equipment. Whether you are opening your first restaurant or have owned a restaurant for years, we can help you prepare for long-term success.
We will lead you through the entire process, holding your hand through every step of your new restaurant. We will assist and provide expert advice on any aspect of your new operation, big or small. We will provide you with a solid foundation on how to operate your new restaurant efficiently.
We will brainstorm and evaluate the following:
- Business and financial plan
- Site location, target market, and competition
- Initial start-up and project management
- Brand identity (logos, colours, typography, signage)
- Tagline slogans
- Concept development
- Interior design, décor and space planning/layout
- Kitchen design, bar design, and equipment selection
- Service style
- Operations and profit assessment
- Recipe development and documentation
- Menu research and development
- Menu engineering including copywriting and design
- Food and beverage programs strategy
- Grab & go/to-go and home meal solutions
- Cross-merchandising and merchandising solutions
- Smallwares, packaging, and equipment recommendations
- Restaurant technology
- POS and operating systems
- Customer service training program
- Employees hiring process and training program
- Growth strategies
- Marketing program including public relations and advertising
- Promotional and loyalty programs
- Website and social media program
Free Telephone Consultation
We offer a free 30-minute telephone consultation. If you have committed to starting a restaurant, we will walk you through the many stages and steps that lead to success. If you have not yet committed, we will help you make your decision. Click the link below, fill out the form and we will quickly get back to you.
Cost to to help you with the Opening of your Restaurant is priced according to your needs and schedule. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
To find out about our consulting work, please feel free to call us at 416-926-1338 or our toll-free line at 1-888-926-6655, or fax us at 416-921-6994 or email us at email@example.com with any questions, requests or suggestions.
You can also check out our List of Consulting Services to see what other services we offer.
Diane Chiasson is also available for Training, Coaching, Speaking and Telephone Consultations.
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