Often the smallest restaurant spaces and locations allocate the most profitability and revenue to the bottom line. And in economic times of such diverse uncertainty, ever owner is looking for that added revenue generator.
One of my fist restaurants was a less than 1500 square foot space. Not only was it the most enjoyable of all of my future locations, it was the easiest to operate and contributed the most profit to the company. I was caught up in the fantasy that more seats mean more revenue and more revenue means more profit. This is not necessarily the case.
If you want to see a very happy restaurateur, stop by the Sabrett Hot Dog cart at 69th. Street and
If your culinary development palate is salivating don’t think you have to move to
Enter the Scooter Sidecar Gelato Cart.
It was developed in
But for Terry Grimm and his partner, Nick Grimm, the cart is a product of their own invention. The duo operates Sorento Imports in a beautifully remodeled service station in downtown
The cart, pictured here comes with a customized sidecar that can be filled with gelato or other refrigerated products. The family Grimm is also in development of a Panini Scooter and possibly a Crepe Scooter- the French would eat it up.
A great publicity vehicle, perfect for sampling menu items, or delivering lunches or dinners, the scooter is listing out for around $10.000.00. A reasonable amount for a cart that can not only promote your business but possibly produce a profit.
But more importantly the scooter is a great promotor. Put it outside your restaurant, it works as a sign. Drive it around and pass out samples, it works as an advertising vehicle. Put an ad on line and people will recognize it immediately. How much did yoou spend advertissing in the paper last year? Exactly.
And just think, this summer when your son or daughter come home and ask for a scooter, a motorcycle or a car to get around town, all you’ll need to find out is do they want gelato or crepe?