Starting a Breakfast Restaurant What to know
Starting a Breakfast Restaurant involves quite a few things. Want to know some of the items you need to know? Well, let's face it, breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Hence breaking into it is a very profitable business; however, knowing how to start a breakfast restaurant properly is crucial. As of 2019, breakfast outside of the home has increased by more than 17 percent.
Here are ideas to help you get your breakfast restaurant going.
- Find Your Niche - According to Entrepreneur.com in the online article, "How to Start a Restaurant," restaurants that try to appeal to too large a customer base sometimes bite off more than they can chew. Generation Y consumers are an ethnically extremely diverse population, maybe more interested in trying new foods. Customers of Generation X prefer no-nonsense establishments that emphasize self-service and affordable meals. Empty-nesters can enjoy smaller portions of breakfast, and healthier products such as oatmeal or green tea as they age. Scouting the local competition can be a smart way of identifying underserved populations and targeting them.
- Apply For Permits - You will need a business license, tax ID number, and liability insurance. Consult with local agencies for licenses for storing and serving food, and if you intend to serve mimosas or bloody mares with your bacon and eggs, you'll need an alcohol license. Retail licenses are necessary to sell branded coffee mugs or sweatshirts.
- Equip Your Restaurant - To start a restaurant with breakfast, buy items needed to make and serve food, as well as run a business. According to Maureen Farrell, writing for Forbes.com, you will need industrial cooking and ventilating systems, freezers, bar stools, dining tables, and spacious breakfast rooms, shelving, and food preparation stations. Breakfast restaurants require multiple coffee stations, as many customers have their meals with coffee. Don't forget to buy accounting software, printers, telephones and a fax machine for order submission.Most restaurants forget traditional writing pads for scribbling breakfast orders in favor of point-of-sale computer systems that allow employees to send orders electronically.
- Design Your Menu - Breakfast menu items may include omelets, burritos for breakfasts, or different dishes such as crepes and rancheros huevos. To keep the menu new and draw returning customers, consider adding unique seasonal items. Summer breakfasts may include fresh fruit, while fall and winter menus may consist of apple-flavored lattes or muffins with pumpkin.
- Tip - Buy an existing restaurant already packed with the necessary items to save money on initial startup costs. However, you might need to replace obsolete or broken products.
- Warning - Breakfast rushes can be especially grueling, so when starting a breakfast restaurant, don't rush the training process for new employees. Miscommands, bad service, and cold eggs are a sure-fire way to lose customers quickly.
Popularity in Off-Premise Breakfast Catering should not be overlooked.
Off-Premise Catering has been made available to corporate firms, large hospitals, sports celebrities, and government officials. Additional events to consider are Wedding Catering, School Events, Baby Shower Catering, Bar Mitzvah Catering, Bat Mitzvah Catering, Reunion Catering, Office Party Catering, Workplace Catering, Executive Catering, Birthday Catering, and more!
Here are a few Party Themes for your Event:
- Sausage and Coffee
- Ham Slices
- Basic Omelette Party
- Modified Omelette Party
- Deluxe Omelette Party
- Assorted Cheese's with Crackers and Dip
- Vegetable Platter with Dip
- French Toast
- Apple juice
- Minced Nova Lox
- Lox Platter
- Vegi Platter
- Desert Options...and more
Kosher Style Catering is also offered.