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Old 08-08-2018, 03:14 PM
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So, I'm thinking about starting a small restaurant back in KY hometown. No experience. Any experienced advise? Text or call me at 352-321-8423.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:13 PM
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One half of all new restaurants fail in the first year. One half of those that survive the first year fail within three. It is not a business for someone with no experience.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:30 PM
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Dude, unless you have experience.......don't.

This is not the forum to get answers.

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Old 08-09-2018, 08:33 PM
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Dude, unless you have experience.......don't.

This is not the forum to get answers.

One person comes to mind on helping the OP on what not to do. Just sayin.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:25 PM
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Highest bankruptcy rate and alcoholism rate of any business. Very difficult way to make a living and still have a decent quality of life. The hours are ridiculous and finding good help at a wage that lets you make a profit is next to impossible. With the recent push to bring the minimum wage to $15/hour (I used to work for a minimum wage of less than $2/hour), you have to charge prices that make customers run away. And local towns/municipalities have jumped in to charge a dinning tax that also scares away customers. Trust me on this, I have a four year degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration. After working in the field for a few years, I ran away and changed career paths. One of the best deceisions I eve made. If I stayed in that business, we would never have been able to afford the Villages dream that we are now living!
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:38 AM
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I don't think it will work. I'm not sure people from KY are very good cooks..... have you ever tasted their jelly?
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:50 AM
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I don't think it will work. I'm not sure people from KY are very good cooks..... have you ever tasted their jelly?
Ok it took me a minute....but that was real funny!
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:37 AM
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Go for it
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:02 AM
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Ok it took me a minute....but that was real funny!
took me a lot longer, that is funny
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:02 AM
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I had a close friend who started a barbeque restaurant from scratch. Long story short, the business failed in less than six months and he had to take bankruptcy. I would say no one should start a restaurant without years of experience in all aspects, waiting, cooking, and business. Everyone seems to think they could run a restaurant simply because they like to eat. You could be the exception, but be careful.
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