Thanks for the advise. I do plan to use Baja Fresh and La salsa as a model. I was think of not doing the assembly line method and just having the items made in the kitchen area. I want to keep the idea as simple as possible. Super fresh steak, chicken, and fish with burritos and tacos being the main dishes until I can get a following.
The only experiance I have in the restaurant industry is serving and bartending, but that was about 8yrs ago. That is the main reason I`m looking for any advise I can get.
Any advise on leasing kitchen equipment vs. buying it. And whether I should try to get into a new construction plaza or go with one that has been around a while.
Again that for advise
Just some things to keep in mind. Restaurants account for the largest number of business startups in most communities. They also account for the largest number of business failures. The main reasons for failure are:
Location of the business is not conducive to the type of business.
Not enough parking for customers
Not enough pedestrian or vehicle traffic to support restaurant.
Bad area of town.
Too many similar type restaurants in the same area.
Lack of experience at running a restaurant.
That being said, here are some startup ideas. First, make sure you have a well developed business plan. It will address t he issues I listed above.
Also, before you do a business plan, you might want to contact a commercial realtor and see if there are any defunct restaurants you could take over. The bank that holds the paper on a property might be willing to work with you to take over the mortgage or lease. A businessman in Winnemucca