Find out the "First Things, First" - What you need to know and do, so you can actually DO IT!

In How to Open a Restaurant: Due Diligence, you will gain information and incite while completing the 13 Instructions. Following this guide is doing your Due Diligence; pointing you toward the reality of realizing your vision and starting your new restaurant.

Testimonial: I have to say How to Open a Restaurant: Due Diligence is very well done and extremely actionable. I have read other books on this subject and they have not been nearly as informative and detailed. Breaking down the whole process into different phases makes it even more efficient, saving time and money. I look forward to working with you, Frank.
~ Mark Giannopoulos, Pizza Pende

Saturday, August 24, 2013

How to Start or Rather, Open a Restaurant

Set yourself up for SUCCESS in your restaurant/foodservice venture. There's more to opening a restaurant than counting the money at the end of the day.
To be successful follow these steps BEFORE you sign anything, such as the lease, or the loan documents, or the partner contracts. Unless you do your due diligence – "count the cost", months, even years before you think you will open, then you will find yourself struggling among many in the food service industry. Do your HOMEWORK. You ask, "What do I need to do? When do I do what? What do I need to know? How to I gather information? Who can help?"

Frank Stocco, foodservice consultant and restaurant designer has written this book from his wealth and years of education, experience, success and failures. How to Open a Restaurant: Due Diligence is a MUST READ and a MUST DO, for SUCCESS in the restaurant business. Frank wrote this book as an instruction guide, with first steps first... It's a valuable investment for a little bit of money.
Click on the BUY NOW button at the right. If you order the pdf download version to print off for yourself (it's cheaper), it can take up to 24 hours to receive the download link in your email.
Frank also has a business website if you have questions for him or need help with your restaurant concept or design.  Also, visit Frank's restaurant design blog:

Here's to your food service business success!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Don't Miss this Book - How to Open a Restaurant: Due Diligence by Frank Stocco

  • Are you imagining opening a restaurant or already beginning the process? 
  • Are you an independent owner or a franchise owner of a restaurant? 
  • Are you an investor of a restaurant or other food service facility? 
  • Are you responsible for curriculum in your culinary school? 
  • Do you teach culinary or hospitality in a college, community or technical school? 
Prepare for SUCCESS. Frank Stocco's book, How to Open a Restaurant: Due Diligence is full of advice and knowledge from over 40 years of experience in the food service industry. Frank, has made all the mistakes, and has learned along the way how to DO IT RIGHT. Take his advice; he's opened, run and sold many successful restaurants. Frank is a food service consultant ( who designs for restaurateurs, architects and equipment companies.  

How to Open a Restaurant: Due Diligence IS THE BOOK to help with:
  • the terminology you need to communicate about things like codes, health departments, licensing, leases, equipment;
  • keeping track of contacts, costs, comparisons. This is a workbook/journal style publication;
  • understanding the process of opening a restaurant in carefully ordered steps; 
  • everything you need to know and do FIRST before you sign anything!!!
View the Table of Contents and Introduction.
BUY the book::
  1. Spiral bound (great as a workbook)
  2. Perfect bound paperback (great for the bookshelf)
Excerpts from the book: Contact the author, Frank Stocco, for food service advice, consulting or design/layout -

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