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The Benefits of Being a Restaurant Franchisee (Not)

Originally this was a response to an article about franchising on another website. Unfortunately, time has passed and the original website is defunct. The points made about the benefits of being a restaurant franchisee, or not, still matter. 

Topics: Start a Business Restaurant Business Restaurant Consultant Restaurant Franchisee

It's now easier to open a restaurant in Seattle with "Restaurant Success" Initiative

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Mayor Ed Murray, City Councilmember Sally Clark, Governor Jay Inslee, and King County Executive Dow Constantine joined the Washington Restaurant Association and restaurant entrepreneurs today in Capitol Hill to announce the launch of Restaurant Success, a new initiative to provide better service and support for prospective restaurateurs. 

Topics: Start a Business Open a Restaurant

Pop-Up Eateries are the New Wave for Restaurants [infographic]

Restaurants are a $372 billion industry. Pop-Up restaurants are appealing considering that more than a quarter of traditional restaurants fail within their first year, and 60% fail by their third year.  Cutting–edge chefs and restaurant financiers have sought new investment opportunities in recent years.

Topics: Start a Business Restaurant Business Food Trends

Opening and Running a Restaurant – A Legal and Regulatory Checklist

Looking to realize your dream and open a restaurant business? Now may be just the time to do it. Earlier this year the National Restaurant Association predicted that after a three-year period of negative sales growth, the restaurant business would post positive growth and reach a record $604 billion in sales.

Opening a restaurant or food service business requires research, planning, capital (not always as much as you think), business acumen, and perseverance. It also requires a number of legal and regulatory considerations, during both the startup phase and the lifecycle of the business.

Here are some tips for starting and operating a restaurant within the law.

Topics: Start a Business Restaurant Business