- Joined: 11/9/2011
- Location: cedar rapids, IA
is 20,000 enough to start?
Wed, 11/9/11 10:03 PM
Well I just finished making the menu of the small restaurant what i want to open, its called eurogrill, serving gyros, pita, and i was along thinking of serving hot dogs too, salads, fries, and european deserts, and most of the food its going to be prepared by me, only a few ingreidents i will get shipped in:gyro meat, pita breads, and i have about 20,000 in cash to start this up, i found a place rent it around 1000 a month, and there is no equipment there, all i need is heater for the gyro, a large griddle, freezer, fryer, table to prepare food, microwave, the other stuff i can just buy locally, i calculated the amount of food that i would need for the first month, and the cost was just over 2500, there are a few people here in town from my country, but they never want to tell me how to operate a restaurant, always telling me there is no money, always refuse to answer questions, but the funny thing most of them drive mercedes( so i know there is money to be made) so my question is , is 20000 enough for me to start, I worked at a pizza place for 3 years, and learned a few things here and there, but i know how to make the food, and i know there is a market for it, i have no problem is marketing, i can easly set up websites, and since i just finished my school( i graduated in chemistry, how funny i want to start a business, instead work as a chemist) its just the pay sucks for a chemist, biggest mistake ever made was to go to college, but any how is anything else that is usally expensive, and i was looking at some websites online and saw most places over equipment for lease, is leasing a good/bad thing ?
sorry for making this long, i just want to get this started here around december/early january.