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Opening a restaurant can mean the achievement a lifelong dream, but how do you make sure your restaurant is amazing on opening night and stays that way long after the first meals are served?

To begin with, avoid the following four mistakes in the early stages: 1) Not having enough capital for all of the expenses you will encounter. 2) Attempting to have all food for all people – remember to specialize your menu! 3) Trust your employees to do their jobs! And have a practice round, or soft opening, to make sure everyone knows what their job is and how it will go when the real opening night happens. 4) Location! Be sure it’s easy for customers to find you and don’t just choose a spot based on cheap rent. You may regret it later.

So, after opening a restaurant comes running a successful restaurant. To engage a steady stream of devoted customers remember these three rules: 1) listen to feedback from customers and staff and take their suggestions seriously. 2) be willing to change your menu. See what gets ordered the most and the least. Consider making hit specials a permanent addition. 3) Keep an eye on the future, and your bottom line. Remember to cut costs when possible and keep dreaming up new ideas. Maybe one of those ideas is to open a food truck! Before you jump on this hot dining trend, consider all of the challenges and benefits!

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Food and Beverage & Food Manufacturing, Industry News & Tips, Restaurants

Is Food Truck Culture Right For Your Restaurant?

The number of food trucks is on the rise and that’s a good sign for the restaurant industry as a whole.

The popularity of food trucks is soaring and shows no signs of slowing down. Budding chefs and restaurateurs once saw food trucks as a novel way to enter into the culinary industry without a brick and mortar investment. Now, even established eateries are embracing food trucks for a variety of reasons. Before you starting truck shopping or coming up with punny names for your menu, consider the benefits and the challenges of operating a food truck connected to your restaurant. Here’s what every restaurateur needs to know about the trend.

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So You Opened A Successful Restaurant. Now What?

Congratulations on your successful restaurant launch! Now, how do you build on your reputation?

All your blood, sweat, toil and tears finally paid off. Not only did you open your restaurant successfully, but you’re ready to keep going—building on your triumph. A restaurant launch is an amazing accomplishment few people ever get to experience. Congratulations! Hidden inside most achievements are the first steps to the next challenge. How do you keep the ball rolling forward once the novelty wears off? Managing a restaurant requires a different mentality and skill set than starting a business. Here are a few tips to keep in mind…

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Starting a Restaurant? Avoid these 4 Most Common Mistakes

Common mistakes sink the best intentions, but being aware of them can help you take them head on.

There are a lot of good reasons to start a restaurant. A passion for food. A clever restaurant concept. A family recipe that will reel in customer after customer. But there are just as many, if not more, pitfalls that can trash a restaurant before it’s been open for a year. Some of the mistakes are obvious, but others can sneak up on both fresh-faced rookies and established restaurant owners.

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