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Restaurant Success By The Numbers by Roger Fields
Ninety percent of all restaurants fail, and those that succeed happened upon that mysterious X factor, right? Wrong! A man of many hats: money-guy, restaurant owner, and restaurant consultant-Roger Fields shows how a restaurant can survive its first year, based on far more than luck, and keep diners coming back for many years to come. Featuring real-life restaurant start-up stories (including some of the author's own), this comprehensive how-to walks readers through the logistics of opening a restaurant: creating the concept, choosing a location, designing the menu, establishing ambiance, hiring staff, and, most important, turning a profit. Opening a restaurant isn't easy, but this realistic dreamer's guide helps set the table for lasting success. From the Trade Paperback edition.
How To Succeed In The Restaurant Business by Joseph Robert Zapoli
Have you ever wondered how a restaurant with great food and service can go out of business? Have you questioned why restaurants with large volume do not always bring in a good return? Author Joseph Zapoli answers those questions and more with this indispensable guide to owning and managing a restaurant. Zapoli focuses on the bottom line of the restaurant business and discusses how many new managers and owners fail to comprehend the significance of "crunching numbers." He takes you through the process step-by-step with plenty of helpful tips and suggestions. How to Succeed in the Restaurant Business will guide you to business success! "A great read for any one "moving up" in the food and beverage business. A must-read for veteran managers."-E. Gene Street, chairman of the board, Consolidated Restaurant Operations. "Great insight from a great operator. Zapoli takes the mystery out of making money and does so in a clear and convincing way. This read can make a real difference to anyone planning a career in the restaurant industry."-Dick Frank, CEO, Chuck E. Cheese
Restaurant Success By The Numbers Second Edition by Roger Fields
This one-stop guide to opening a restaurant from an accountant-turned-restaurateur shows aspiring proprietors how to succeed in the crucial first year and beyond. The majority of restaurants fail, and those that succeed happened upon that mysterious X factor, right? Wrong! Roger Fields--money-guy, restaurant owner, and restaurant consultant--shows how eateries can get past that challenging first year and keep diners coming back for more. The only restaurant start-up guide written by a certified accountant, this book gives readers an edge when making key decisions about funding, location, hiring, menu-making, number-crunching, and turning a profit--complete with sample sales forecasts and operating budgets. This updated edition also includes strategies for capitalizing on the latest food, drink, and technology trends. Opening a restaurant isn't easy, but this realistic dreamer's guide helps set the table for lasting success.
Setting The Table by Danny Meyer
In October 1985, at age twenty-seven, Danny Meyer, with a good idea and scant experience, opened what would become one of New York City's most revered restaurants—Union Square Cafe. Little more than twenty years later, Danny is the CEO of one of the world's most dynamic restaurant organizations, which includes eleven unique dining establishments, each at the top of its game. How has he done it? How has he consistently beaten the odds and set the competitive bar in one of the toughest trades around? In this landmark book, Danny shares the lessons he's learned while developing the winning recipe for doing the business he calls "enlightened hospitality." This innovative philosophy emphasizes putting the power of hospitality to work in a new and counterintuitive way: The first and most important application of hospitality is to the people who work for you, and then, in descending order of priority, to the guests, the community, the suppliers, and the investors. This way of prioritizing stands the more traditional business models on their heads, but Danny considers it the foundation of every success that he and his restaurants have achieved. Some of Danny's other insights: Hospitality is present when something happens for you. It is absent when something happens to you. These two simple concepts—for and to—express it all. Context, context, context, trumps the outdated location, location, location. Shared ownership develops when guests talk about a restaurant as if it's theirs. That sense of affiliation builds trust and invariably leads to repeat business. Err on the side of generosity: You get more by first giving more. Wherever your center lies, know it, name it, believe in it. When you cede your core values to someone else, it's time to quit. Full of behind-the-scenes history on the creation of Danny's most famous restaurants and the anecdotes, advice, and lessons he has accumulated on his long and ecstatic journey to the top of the American restaurant scene, Setting the Table is a treasure trove of innovative insights that are applicable to any business or organization.
Pinch Of Nom by Kate Allinson
The must-have cookbook from the UK's most popular food blog, Americanized for a US audience! For breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts, Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone's pinchofnom.com has helped millions of people cook delicious food and lose weight. With over 100 incredible recipes, the Pinch of Nom cookbook can help beginner and experienced home-cooks alike enjoy exciting, flavorful, and satisfying meals. From Chicken Fajita Pie and Vegetable Tagine to Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries and Tiramisu, this food is so good you’ll never guess the calorie count. Each recipe is labeled with icons to guide you toward the ones to eat tonight—whether you’re looking for a vegetarian dish, hoping to create a takeout meal, want to feed a family of four or more, or have limited time to shop, prep, and cook. Pinch of Nom is the go-to home cookbook for mouthwatering meals that work for readers on Weight Watchers, counting carbs and calories, or following any other goal-oriented eating program.
Zero To One by Peter Thiel
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets. The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself. Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
Enid, long-time matriarch of the Lambert family, sets her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home. Published to universal acclaim, Jonathan Franzen’s novel about a post-modern family breaking down in late twentieth-century America is a comic, tragic masterpiece. Richly realistic, darkly hilarious, and deeply human, The Corrections was a #1 bestseller across North America and the winner of the National Book Award.
Head First Statistics by Dawn Griffiths
A comprehensive introduction to statistics that teaches the fundamentals with real-life scenarios, and covers histograms, quartiles, probability, Bayes' theorem, predictions, approximations, random samples, and related topics.
Why Business Models Matter by Joan Magretta
Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition by Jamie McGuire
Travis Maddox, Eastern University's playboy, makes a bet with good girl Abby that if he loses, he will remain abstinent for a month, but if he wins, Abby must live in his apartment for the same amount of time.