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Restaurant Niche

January, 2010

Before getting started with your business plan for restaurant.  We suggest that you find out a little about the niche within the restaurant industry that complements your personality.

First Decide

You have to first decide what specific segment of the food-service industry you want to enter. There are many commonalities among the different types of food-service businesses, there are also many differences.  While there is much overlap in the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful, your own personality and preferences will dictate whether you choose to open a commercial bakery, a coffee cart, a fine-dining restaurant or a different type of operation.

What Niche?

Once you have decided what business best suits you, you must figure out the niche you carve out in the marketplace.

For example, if you like–or at least don’t mind–getting up before dawn, your niche may be a bakery or a casual breakfast-and-lunch operation. Night owls are going to be drawn to the hours required for bar-and-grill types of restaurants, fine-dining establishments.

Examples

Do you like to deal with the public, or are you happier in the kitchen? If you’re a people person, choose a food-service  that gives you plenty of opportunity to connect with your customers.  Maybe you’re the company type of person, you’ll probably lean more toward a commercial type of business, perhaps a bakery or even a catering service, where you can deal more with operational issues than with people.

These are just some of the things to consider when coming up with a niche in the food industry that fits you.  If you need more ideas in restaurant industry, let Synergy Restaurant Consultants help.