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Restaurant Success by the Numbers: A Money-Guy's Guide to Opening the Next Hot Spot

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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 ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Ten Speed Press
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Mike
Sep 15, 2013 Mike rated it liked it
Restaurant Success by the Numbers was quite good for the how-to-start-a-restaurant genre, but that still doesn't earn it more than 3 stars. This is quite a weak genre, by my reckoning. These people aren't writers, I suppose, just good restauranteurs. Maybe the two don't overlap.

You'll find out immediately that Fields thinks like an auditor when managing his restaurants. Everything is well tracked and organized. I found the book very strong on those points -- advise about financial planning, inve
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Josh
Oct 23, 2012 Josh rated it liked it
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Some good ideas at the beginning to get me started on my grand plan, but the editing really sucks in this book, which is kinda troubling. I also didn't read a lot of the middle because it's too practical at the moment, but maybe I'll come back to it after I get my financing in order (ha!).
Zoe
Jan 11, 2016 Zoe rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the author's honest take on how to actually open up a restaurant. Includes important sheet's on organizing your finances that are extremely helpful.
I trust the author because of all his experience in multiple restaurant openings and his accounting background.
Hasini
Mar 17, 2015 Hasini rated it really liked it
highly recommended for first time restaurateurs....I read this book as my brother when my brother wanted to turn into an restaurateur. There are many good points to pick and also very inspiring! Impressed by my tips, my bro who isnt a reader also started reading it!
Julian Perrera
Jan 07, 2009 Julian Perrera rated it really liked it
insightful, common sense. breaks down the restaurants business so you can make better decisions about what you want to do.
Dan Ryan
Jan 16, 2014 Dan Ryan rated it really liked it
Good solid presentation on opening a restaurant. Neither over-encouraging nor discouraging, the book provides a lot of clear thinking and a few nuggets of hard-to-find facts.
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