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Multi concept restaurant owner. Just finished fourth restaurant. Can answer questions on all aspects of running, owning and starting a restaurant, cafe or hospitality operation. Enjoy helping other restaurant owners. Most "consultants" have no idea what a restaurant operator needs to be successful. Let me know if I can assist you finding answers to your operating and marketing questions. Accomplished chef and menu development a particular talent for upscale casual restaurants.

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Owner and operator of several multi-concept restaurants. Successful entrepreneur, started businesses from scratch on many occasions. Know the problems with planning and running a restaurant. Always independent operations and not the product of chain restaurants.


As an author of The Restaurant Ebook, A Guide to Keeping Your Dream Off the Chopping Block, I have helped hundreds of restaurateurs to market and run a better restaurant.For more information visit or


Attended Ohio State University and have gone through many extended classes relating to marketing and management. Written many courses and training manuals.
Currently building fourth restaurant and created a blog to keep track of daily activities. Readers can see the various steps from leasing to opening. Visit

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Owning and running a restaurant is like producing a Broadway play, it can have the best script, great actors and exceptional stage hands, but if no one is in the seats, the show will be cancelled!

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2016-04-21 Food Kiosk in Food Court:

I am not familiar with the Salt Lake City area, but the most productive method is to find the names of the larger mall developer and management companies in the area. Typically they own or manage multiple

2016-04-14 Business cards Dropbox for customers.:

It could be useful. It depends on how you plan to use the information.     To quickly capture data for use with an email or SMS messaging program, I recommend offering an incentive to get the guest's data

2016-04-11 Aquarium fish tanks in Restaurants.:

Fish tanks can be an attractive addition to the restaurant environment. It depends on the location, restaurant theme, ability to maintain the tanks and budget. Aquariums are expensive and demand long term

2016-03-31 Seats Reservation on Restaurants website.:

Having the ability to make reservations on a website is becoming more customary. However, there are risks (and costs). First, you must have someone monitor and be responsive to the booking process constantly

2014-03-20 P&L, Capital Budget, Opening:

Congratulations for working on a business plan for opening a restaurant. Many people try to open and operate a restaurant without a clue of what capital and assets they need.    Your question is difficult


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