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We like to keep you updated with what we are up to - if we come across anything we think is useful we'll post it.  Below you'll find a mix of useful info, tips and how-to videos.  

April 16, 2019

The second site is really tricky.   

In fact, expansion can kill great restaurants - adding a second site to your set up can often sink the whole lot. 

But why is that?  Let's set the scene

The scene 

You own a restaurant (or coffee shop.  or bar)

And yo...

April 8, 2019

If you are planning on opening your first hospitality venue and you want to work out what your sales are going to be - you're in the right place. 

You've probably noticed the 'part 2' bit in the title.  So it should come as no surprise that there is a 'part 1' to our gu...

March 24, 2019

If you are thinking about opening a hospitality venue, you're in the right place.  This is the seventh guide in the series on writing a business plan for your restaurant (there are 10 in all).  Make sure to go back and read the introduction and previous guides if you h...

March 12, 2019

This is the sixth guide in the series on writing a business plan for your restaurant (there are 10 in all).  Make sure to go back and read the introduction and previous guides if you have missed them.  A new spreadsheet which accompanies this guide is on our website...

February 28, 2019

This is the fifth guide in the series on writing a business plan for your restaurant (there are 10 in all).  Make sure to go back and read the introduction and previous guides if you have missed them.  A new cash flow model which accompanies this guide is on our websit...

February 11, 2019

This is the fourth guide in the series on writing a business plan for your restaurant (there are 10 in all).  Make sure to go back and read the introduction and previous guides if you have missed them.  A new cash flow model which accompanies this guide is on our websi...

February 3, 2019

this is the third guide in the series on writing a business plan for your restaurant (there are 10 in all).  Make sure to go back and read the introduction and previous guides if you have missed them.

In this guide we’re going to touch upon:

  • Types of leases

    ...

January 23, 2019

this is the second guide in the series on writing a business plan for your restaurant (there are 10 in all).  Make sure to go back and read the introduction and previous guides if you have missed  them.

Finding the reddies

Opening a restaurant is going to take...

January 21, 2019

this is the first of our series of guides on writing a business plan for your restaurant (there are 10 in all).  Make sure to go back and read the introduction post if you missed that one for an overview of whats to come.

What the eff is a cash flow and how does it work...

January 14, 2019

So….you want to open a restaurant.

You’ve seen My Million Pound Menu - great chefs, fantastic concepts, brilliant food…

and rubbish business plans.

From ridiculous sales figures to margins and costs that just don’t add up.  You hear the investors pull the plans apart and...

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