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Starting any kind of business can be challenging, but starting and running a successful restaurant requires an enormous amount of knowledge and know-how, and it 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, securing financing, finding the right name and concept, to buying the proper equipment. Whether you are opening your first restaurant or have owned a restaurant for years, we can help take your vision of opening or revamping your existing restaurant into a reality, and 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.
Our Restaurant Opening Services Include:
- Business and financial plan
- Site location and target market
- Market research 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
- Inventory set-up and controls
- Sourcing/Vendor selection
- Service style
- Operations and profit assessment
- Recipe development and documentation
- Menu research and development
- Menu engineering and optimization including copywriting and design
- Food and beverage programs strategy
- Food cost analysis & labour costs
- Culinary operations & food safety
- Grab & go/to-go and home meal solutions
- Cross-merchandising and merchandising solutions
- Smallwares, packaging, and equipment recommendations
- Food suppliers and vendors recommendations
- Restaurant technology
- POS and operating systems
- Customer service training program
- Kitchen and front-of-house 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
Smallwares, Furniture and Equipment Sourcing
Chiasson Consultants will research and source various suppliers and distributors for smallwares, furniture and equipment. These items must fit the new image of your operation, and must be practical, cost-effective and set a new standard that is well beyond the level of the competition.
Restaurant Kitchen Design
Free Telephone Consultation
We offer a free 15-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 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 services, 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. You can also email us with any questions, requests or suggestions at email@example.com
You can also check out our List of Consulting Services to see what other services we offer.
Diane Chiasson is also available for Assessment, Training, Coaching, Speaking and Telephone Consultation.
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