How to Start a Restaurant in India
Several factors such as capital investment, menu, location, concept, market research, and operating systems play a significant role in the formation of a restaurant. In order to launch
Steps for opening a new Restaurant in India
Decide the type of restaurantThere are several options when it comes to deciding on a type of restaurant. In addition to local tastes, the culinary skills of the owners can also decide the type of eatery being opened. Location also plays an important role in such cases – for example if it is a mall, the owners can start a fast food restaurant or a pizzeria.
Start up expenses for opening a new restaurantThe business plan for a new restaurant should include calculations of the start-up expenditure. This should be inclusive of the operational expenditure for the first couple of months and the money that will be needed to get the restaurant going. The projection of cash flow needs to be precise for the owners to be able to get a hang of the various financial aspects.
The requirement for money is normally based on the following aspects:
- Type of restaurant being opened
- Equipment- new or rented inventory
- Nature of the facility
Legalities for starting a restaurantBefore starting a restaurant the owners need to procure the necessary licenses and permits from the local organizations responsible for governance. An important example of such an authentication is the department of health services’ food establishment permit. In addition, the owners are required to get sufficient insurance coverage.
Interiors and menuThe menu of a new restaurant should be decided on the basis of local preferences. The prices have to be determined on the basis of ones being offered by competitors. An integral part of a successful restaurant is a nice interior – the owners should make it as attractive as possible before launching their operations. The furniture needs to be pleasing and the investment in this regard needs to be done after careful analysis and comparison of market prices.
Advertisement for a newly opened restaurantAdvertising a restaurant at its formative stages is an important process as it helps the owners get across the specialty of their services to a wider consumer base. Nowadays, blogging is said to be the best way to generate awareness about a restaurant. The owners can introduce the blogs in public domain through social media with timely updates about the new features or dishes being introduced at the restaurant.
They can also interact with people who post comments on the blog and discuss various issues like possible improvements to the list of dishes or changing the décor and styling of the restaurant. Good discounts are a great way to generate some much needed attention – this actually helps a restaurant in the long term.
Recruitment procedureThe owners of a restaurant need to have a well developed human resource program, which should start with information on the job description for all the employees, which will clearly state their various responsibilities and duties.
It is important to train all the employees properly as only then can they be expected to deliver properly. With proper job training, the employees will be aware of their responsibilities and know what is being expected from them.
The review process or feedbackSeveral international brands such as McDonald, Dominos, Pizza Hut, and Subway have now established themselves in the Indian market due to their hospitality services. Each of these make it a point to offer their customers a good time with a delicious meal. Pizza Hut also has come up with this concept of ringing a bell if its customer has had a good time.
Last Updated on May 12, 2015