• Restaurant Success by the Numbers, Second Edition

  • A Money-Guy's Guide to Opening the Next New Hot Spot
  • By: Roger Fields
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-26-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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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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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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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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Great content for a successful restaurant

Read while doing my steps #15KaDay Also good for any entrepreneur. This had me think about details and winning in the margins.

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