OpenTable partnered with Kristen Hawley, founder of the popular Chefs + Tech newsletter, to create the How to Grow & Thrive in the Restaurant Business e-book, the ultimate guide to serving guests and growing your business at every phase of a restaurant’s lifecycle. We’re sharing excerpts from each stage, so follow along and download the whole guide here.
The earliest stage of your restaurant’s life—the period directly before its opening, the opening itself, and the first months of service—hold a lot of potential. You’ve already made large decisions about operations, systems, concept, location, decor, menu, and staff. Now comes maximising all of those elements for success.
Key takeaways to opening a restaurant: