Chances are you want to open a restaurant, bakery, cafe, or bar because food and good drinks are your passion – not because you're in it to get rich. And it's true that if your business is going to take off, it has to be a labor of love. At the same time, all the passion in the world will only go so far without adequate planning.
If you're new to the world of business, you may be wondering where to get started. Sure, you've got your menu down, but what about business licensing? Food safety regulations? And how do you ensure your restaurant's name isn't already taken?
Fret not. We've put together this starter guide that can point you in the right direction for these questions and more. Follow these steps to help turn your dream of owning a restaurant, deli, or catering operation into a reality.