Want to Open a Restaurant? Here’s a Step-By-Step Guide

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Starting and opening a new restaurant is an exciting venture that can be both a rewarding and challenging experience. It takes work, however. Opening a successful restaurant requires a strong business plan, an understanding of the local market, an eye for the right location and staff, permits and business licenses, inventory and supplies management, appealing menus and more.

If it’s your first time, you’ll need to look beyond the grand opening and strategize for generating a cash flow that allows you to do more than just break even.

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