If you’re looking for a great gift for somebody who owns a restaurant, aspires to own a restaurant, manages a restaurant, or is interested in learning business wisdom from successful independent restaurant owners, we recommend our book, “Restaurant Owners Uncorked: Twenty Owners Share Their Recipes for Success.”
It’s $12 for the book or $5 for the Kindle version, and well worth the investment. But don’t take it from us – we’re obviously biased! Rather, read what some of the Amazon reviewers have to say.
Five stars “In twenty interviews with restaurant owners, this book provides a treasure trove of good advice on how to start and operate a restaurant. The owners discuss just about every important facet of restaurant ownership including getting financing, buying equipment, layout, hiring, managing employees, dealing with investors and partners, choosing a concept, setting up a menu, promotion and much more. I literally found a worthwhile bit of information on every page.
If you’re looking for tips and ideas on how to start or run a restaurant, my advice is to savor this book – read a chapter at a time and absorb the information. If you try to read it too fast you’ll miss some important points. Although the editor tries to make things easier on the reader by listing 5-6 key points after each chapter, I found that there was a lot of excellent points not listed in those summaries but could only be gleaned by reading the chapter.
Best of all, the interviews are informal and entertaining to read so you won’t feel like you’re being force-fed information. All in all, I highly recommend this book for anyone in, or with a desire to be in, the restaurant business.”
Five stars “There are too many people giving too much, really bad advice for restaurant operators. Wil’s book highlights some of the most practical and successful thinking about issues faced by every operator in the country.”
Five stars “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. 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.”
If you’d like to read some of the content before buying, please check out this series of posts from our blog. And if you have any questions, shoot me a note at wbrawley at schedulefly.com.
P.s. If you enjoyed our book or look forward to enjoying it, you may also like our Restaurant Owners Uncorked video series, which was inspired by the book.