At one point or another everyone dreams of opening their own business. Owning and operating a restaurant is a great way to achieve that dream. When you open a restaurant there is a few things that you need to do to make sure you have everything to make it through successfully. Everything from the kitchen to the dining atmosphere matters.
Certain departments of the restaurant all require specific supplies to make it successfully. In the kitchen, you must have working stoves, ovens, fryers, commercial ice machines and so on. Each of these supplies must pass inspection from the state to cook the food properly. The cooking equipment should be able to make multiple meals on them at one time. They must be large enough to accommodate the amount of guests you may have during a busy rush and still get the meal to them in a short time frame.
In the kitchen area you will also want to make sure you have the proper washing and sanitizing stations. The sanitizing stations is one of the most important supplies in your kitchen. These stations will ensure that you will be able to disinfect properly without worry of spreading food borne illness or other pathogens.
In the guest services department, you will need to have eye-catching menus, comfortable dining tables and chairs, and a nice decor. The atmosphere must be inviting for the guests to want to dine. Some comfortable accommodations include secluded seating area for two to large comfortable booths for multiple guests. Table place mats, silverware, glasses, and dining ware is also part of the appeal. The lighting is very important. It is great for setting the tone of the restaurant as well as giving the guests the ability to read the menus. Having plant decorations, wall pictures, and other decorations is a great way to draw appeal to your dining facility. The menus must be easy to read for everyone. The guests like to have consistency with the menu selections.
Another supply guests find appealing in your restaurant is the uniforms your employees wear. The uniforms will set the tone for what the dress code is like in your establishment. If you employees are all wearing the same type of uniform, with their hair neatly done, light makeup, with little to no jewelry your guests are more likely to dress up when they come into your place to eat.