How much would I make if I opened my own restaurant?

I'm wanting to do like my own sit down/fast food restaurant. Faster food service for those on the go and more romantic and higher quality cooked foods for the sit down half. I later plan on, if it makes it this far, franchising it and becoming a world wide thing. I love food and I have a ton of ideas. I know how to combine my ingredients to make healthy yet great food. I want to make home-made and hand breaded foods and everything. I believe I have a good enough idea to get a load of customers. I just want to know how much I'll make and probably some advertisement ideas once I start it up.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    can you be more specific:

    Do you own the building? Zoning? Where are you getting your food? What city/area? How many Employees? Do you plan on being your own floor manager? How's your credit?

    Homemade food takes up A LOT of prep time ($$$). BUT it's better food & that's WORTH IT, good move. I've seen guys start restaurants & barely break even for the first 3 or 4 years. THey worked their tails off too, 60-75 hour work weeks (NO VACATIONS). Gotta want it, most close within 3 years of opening (70%). Work hard & have good product, you can make good money 70K +. Most don't, but the many do.

    I'm guessing you've got a background in restaurants; that's the biggest asset, experience. To be successful your employees GOT TO respect you! This helps, SHOW THEM HOW YOU WANT THE FOOD MADE. Let them know you can do any job in the place (this also keeps stealing at a minimum).

    Good Luck

    Success favors the bold

  • 4 years ago

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  • Chrys
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    good idea...don't plan on any money for the first -5- years...most restaurants go under in the first -6- months...people under estimate the money they NEED for a restaurant and supplies...also, most restaurants already have 'backers' who front money and then if it makes money, they all get a slice of the (ahem..) pie.

    you need money for a place to have your restaurant, a liquor license (if you sell booze, they can cost $100's of thousands of dollars), you need a permit, a health dept inspection and permit ( and they drop in from time to time and score you...if you make under an 80, they close you down.) you need supplies that number -3- times what your seating capacity will hold. (100 places, 300 plates, cups, glasses, etc and some for breakage), you need a full kitchen, (a pro stove will run you $10,000. and thats for a small one.) and it goes on and on....

    Source(s): waitress who married a cook...
  • 1 decade ago

    It really depends on a lot of things like location, how much traffic you will receive, how popular the foods are that you will be serving. Disposal income of most of your customers etc.... You really need to do a study of your area..what people want etc...

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    The same question pops up again

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