Our book, “Restaurant Owners Uncorked,” had not received a review on Amazon in over a year until recently (I’ve learned that even though the book is selling very well, it’s rare for people to write reviews, especially when the book is no longer brand new). So we were excited to receive another “5-star” review last week. It reads…
“If you are considering opening a restaurant, then I would highly recommend this book.
The interviews are often very entertaining, and in each you will find nuggets of wisdom to help you plan your venture. Many themes are repeated by different owners, which helps to hammer the point and highlight the more important ones.
This is not a step-by-step guide to opening a restaurant. It will only give you advice on things to consider and things to avoid.
I had only two complaints with it. The first is the seeming plugging for the restaurant management software that the author is involved in (though I can’t fault him for it if he genuinely considers it a helpful resource, it’s just my preference not to have advertising thrown in). The second was the bulleting of what the author considered to be the key points of each interview. While I understand why he did that, I am one that by reading those it threw me off and caused me to forget some of the other points I had gathered on my own (thankfully though, there is always rereading).
If you just want to know what a lot of people have had to go through to open a restaurant, you will also find this an enjoyable read.”
So, here’s the thing. I (mostly) agree with him about the references to Schedulefly in the book. There are 20 interviews, and while only seven owners mention Schedulefly, something like five of the first seven interviews include the reference. That means I did a poor job of spacing out those seven references and not having them front-end loaded. My bad – lesson learned.
His comment about the bullet points to close each chapter is fine with me. It’s his opinion. I happen to disagree, but it isn’t a big deal of course. No matter what you produce, some people will like it and some won’t. That’s just how it goes.
The important point here is that this person gave us a 5-star review, and it’s frankly not surprising because the awesome owners we interviewed were honest, candid, and very willing to share their opinions and advice and wisdom on any topic we discussed.
Anyway, it was cool to see that review, and if you haven’t read the book, check it out. I betchya you’ll enjoy it…