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Millions of Americans dream of owning and running their ownrestaurant — because they want to be their own boss, becausetheir cooking always draws raves, or just because they love food.Running a Restaurant For Dummies covers every aspect ofgetting started for wannabe restaurateurs. From setting up abusiness plan and finding financing, to designing a menu and diningroom, you’ll find all the advice you need to start and run asuccessful restaurant.

Even if you don’t know anything about cooking or running abusiness, you might still have a great idea for a restaurant— and this handy guide will show you how to make your dream areality. If you already own a restaurant, but want to see it dobetter, Running a Restaurant For Dummies offers unbeatabletips and advice of bringing in hungry customers. From start tofinish, you’ll learn everything you need to know tosucceed:

  • Put your ideas on paper with a realistic business plan
  • Attract investors to help get the business off the ground
  • Be totally prepared for your grand opening
  • Make sure your business is legal and above board
  • Hire and train a great staff
  • Develop a delicious menu

If you’re looking for expert guidance from people in theknow, then Running a Restaurant For Dummies is the only bookyou need. Written by Michael Garvey, co-owner of the famous OysterBar at Grand Central, with help from writer Heather Dismore andchef Andy Dismore, this book covers all the bases, from balancingthe books to training staff and much more:

  • Designing and theme and a concept
  • Taking over an existing restaurant or buying into afranchise
  • Stocking and operating a bar
  • Working with partners and other investors
  • Choose a perfect location
  • Hiring and training an excellent staff
  • Pricing menu items
  • Designing the interior of the restaurant
  • Purchasing and managing supplies
  • Marketing your restaurant to customers

If you’re looking for a new career as a restaurateur, oryou need new ideas for your struggling restaurant, Running aRestaurant For Dummies offers expert advice in a fun, friendlyformat. Packed with practical advice and expert wisdom on everyaspect of the food service business, this guide is all you need toget cooking.

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