So the urge is upon you. You’ve thought about it for a long time. But, you never let your feelings be known to anyone. However, now you don’t think you can keep it a secret any longer. You want to tell someone about it, anyone, but who would listen. Plus, how do you know if it is real and not just a passing emotion? Here’s how you know …
Ten Tips on Whether You Are Ready for Your Own Restaurant.
1). Every time you dine out you find fault with your waiter, your meal, the atmosphere and the general surroundings.
2). After paying the bill you think to yourself, “someone could be paying me that money”.
3). You constantly ask the waiter “So, how’s this place doing?”
4). When chopping vegetables at home you fantasize about shouting orders to other chefs with a certain authoritative cadence.
5). These words from friends, “the meal was delicious, I’d love the recipe” send you to fantasyland as you picture yourself tableside on Friday evening repeatedly hearing those words as you prance through your leather and mahogany appointed dining room.
6). You find yourself spending more and more time in restaurant supply houses aimlessly wandering the aisles grasping knives, balancing glasses, and running your fingers over dinner plates.
7). Between mundane tasks at the office you scribble menus on scratch pads, including a section called “Nightly Specials”.
8). Your favorite bartender and waiter have answered so many questions about the restaurant business they find you annoying.
9). You’ve begun telling family, friends, your spouse, partner, and associates at work that you have always loved the thought of being in the restaurant business.
10). You wake up from a dream where you are shaking hands, buying drinks and having fun on Friday or Saturday night. You are at a local bar. Your first thought upon awaking is you could be doing that at your own place, and getting paid for it.