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Restaurant Supplies Guides

August 30th, 2013 12:30 am

Review your mind

There is a lot of debate out there about what the very best suppliers for restaurants are, but in general you want to make sure that your customers are happy with what is on display. This means you will want to try and avoid having cheap looking cups, glasses, and silverware at your tables whenever possible. There are a lot of companies out there selling restaurant supplies so it is not like you are going to have a lot of trouble finding some stuff to buy. However, if you want to make sure that what you get is worth the money you pay for it, make sure to go out of your way to research carefully. You can find helpful articles and additional information on the topic of restaurant supplies out there that will help you to make a well-informed choice that you will not regret in the future.

Choose a good price

In reality you will find that it is often fairly easy to get a good discount for restaurant equipment that is purchased online. This is important because a lot of the supplies you get, like plastic cups, might need to be replaced when you run out of stock. Having a great supplier of these products ready to sell these things to you at a moment’s notice is therefore quite important. Just make sure that you do not sacrifice quality for price and you should have no trouble finding a great supplier of all the equipment you could possibly need for your restaurant.

How to Choose a Location for Your Restaurant

May 22nd, 2013 3:02 am

1-Population Base – Are there enough people in the area to support your business? For example, is the restaurant location in the heart of a thriving downtown shopping district, or along a busy freeway? There needs to be enough people who live in the area, or pass through the area on a regular basis to keep you busy. To determine the population base of a particular area, you can do a site study. However, these can cost up to $25,000. Most people looking at their first restaurant don’t have enough money in their budget for a professional survey. A less expensive method to determine the population base of certain area is to use a circle graph, as well as asking the local chamber of commerce and town office for more information.

2-Parking – Will there be enough parking to accommodate all the seats in your new restaurant? Ideally, a new restaurant location should have its own parking lot. If that isn’t an option, is there public parking near the restaurant location?

3-Accessibility – There’s a reason that major restaurant chains are often located near highway and freeway exits: It makes them accessible for customers. Motorists can reach the restaurant without fighting traffic or driving out of their way. Most successful restaurant locations (but not all) are easy to find.

4-Visibility – This goes along with accessibility an dis very important for new restaurant locations. People have to know the restaurant is there. This is why property prices in downtown districts and developed strips are higher than other areas. They offer a level of visibility that can bring in a great deal of walk-in business.