Restaurant Success by the Numbers, Second Edition

A Money-Guy's Guide to Opening the Next New Hot Spot
Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A one-stop start-up guide from an accountant-turned-restaurateur.

Ninety percent of all restaurants fail, and those that succeed happened upon that mysterious X factor, right? Wrong! A man of many hats - money-guy, restaurant owner, and restaurant consultant - Roger Fields shows how a restaurant can survive its first year and keep diners coming back for years. Featuring real-life start-up stories (including many of the author's own), this comprehensive how-to walks listeners through the logistics of opening a restaurant: concept, location, menu, ambiance, staff, and, most important, profit.

Updated to address current trends such as food trucks and to tackle online opportunities (and pitfalls!) including Groupon, Yelp, and Twitter, Restaurant Success by the Numbers remains a critical resource for navigating the food industry. Opening a restaurant isn't easy, but this realistic dreamer's guide helps set the table for lasting success.

©2014 Roger Fields (P)2017 Tantor

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Everything mentioned I learned as I ran restaurant

I ran a restaurant for13 years and everything mentioned here I learned. Wish I read this book before opening.

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Interesting and comprehensive!

I really enjoyed this book. I would say it's best suited for those who are genuinely interested in starting a restaurant as it is quite involved and delves into the minutiae of operations, pricing, concept, etc, etc. I appreciated the authors background as it lends credibility to his recommendations. The performance is also good and I never found myself focusing on the voice actors idiosyncrasies or speaking manner - he represents the material really well. A book this detailed could get boring quickly (even if you do want to open a restaurant), but the reader adds a lot of emotion and energy to the story which keeps it engaging. I would highly recommend that would be restaurateurs pick this book up and give it a couple of listens - take notes!

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Good book

Detail of the book is very important to me and easy to understand who want to start to open restaurant.

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Very Thorough!

This is the first long form book on Restaurant management/ownership I have listened to so I cannot compare to others, but I thought it was certainly worth the listen. Lots of info from POS systems to commercial kitchen equipment to accounting and management techniques. This will certainly help someone looking to open a place get their thoughts more organized and may make the process less daunting.

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Excellent and covers it all.

For someone like me who has been out of the industry for a while and wants to jump back in, it reviews a lot of what I knew and covers a lot of the changes that have happened. I appreciate the humanistic approach it has as well as the excellent tips and examples of past experiences.

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Easy listening

There is a good deal of useful information in this book. The author has covered the obvious topics and some that aren’t always thought of. I will be referring back to this title in the future while developing my restaurant.

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Highly recommended

The author covered every question I had, and many I didn't think of, in great detail and easy to understand language. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is thinking of opening a restaurant, or wants to improved their existing restaurant's operation.

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Incredible

If you are thinking about opening a restaurant this book will serve as your Bible.

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Amazing informative book

One of the most informative books on everything restaurant related no stone is left unturned. From food trucks to brick and mortar a wealth of information. It is long so take notes and cut in chunks. Also as advertised he gives you numbers to follow and calculations. Must read for anyone in restaurant or bar industry.

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Insightful

So far the best "How to" book for any restaurant owner. I bought the hard copy , but the audio book is way much better only because of the narration. Honestly the best credit I have used to date. 5️⃣⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️