When it comes to opening your own restaurant, it is obvious that there is a lot of joy and challenges. You need to prepare for them equally. The most important tip that most successful restaurant owners give you is that you must enjoy what you do.
In Dallas, Bob Sambol is a popular and successful restaurant owner. He says that he has been in the restaurant business for many years and he loves every moment of his work here. He says that he was not born into a restaurant family but he had this fetish for food and running his own restaurant. He started small and had to face many challenges to reach where he stands today.
He says that he started his career working in restaurants. He did everything and in this manner he managed to pick up the practical skills completely. He became a front-end manager in many of the restaurants that he worked in and later when he became the owner of his restaurant, he inculcated many of the practical skills that he had developed.
He says that when you are the owner of your own restaurant it is hard for you to sit still. There is so much to take care of. The primary thing that you should focus on is the quality of your food and the ambience. The behavior of the staff and waiters should also be good. They should welcome the customers and ensure that they keep on coming back for more and more. This of course will not take place in the first few months. You need to go the extra mile and give them the personal touch so that you effectively are able to grab their attention to the fact you care for their food and comfort. This goes a very long way in winning the trust and the confidence of your customers. They will keep on coming back all the time and repeat business rises!
He also says that the restaurant business also brings with it a number of challenges. One of the challenges is to check your target audience. If you are catering to the metro- based customers, it is presumed that they will step in for a quick bite. You must tailor your menu in this way as this will help your customers to come and grab a quick bite when they are in a rush. The ambience and the décor of your restaurant must be clean and the food that is presented should be good. The moment you are able to do this half the battle is over. Customers like a restaurant that is very clean and hygienic. If they find the place good, they spread word-of-mouth and your targeted audience increases to a very large extent.
Therefore, Bob Sambol says that the above tips should be kept in mind when you are looking for the successful operations of your business. The customers should be happy and you must personally attend to everything so that they are satisfied and keep on coming back to you!