RE: Chicken ,rib,and seafood takeout and delivery
It sounds like you hit a home run Chef Joe,that's great! Some of the reasons I have not opened another place yet is lack of time and we are thinking of relocating.We currently live in Northeast PA,but I work mainly in NJ and NYC,and the winters are getting a little old ,our original place was in NJ were I grew up.I also owned a pizza place previous to the chicken ,rib and seafood place.I always kept my start up costs low too,by buying a place that was a restaurant originally(walk in coolers,up to code hood etc.) and with a good lease.I currently own 2 waymatic food concession trailers that I am almost finished refurbishing,and planned on using them this year,but the other things I am involved in are keeping me busy 6 to 7 days a week.I currently run a small demolition company that I am partners with(working partner,my time/his start up money) very wealthy friend of mine who owns multiple businesses(one of them being a $4 million dollar nite club restaurant/marina that he owns that can do upwards of $20,000 on a busy day/nite,I would not mind owning that place,but to him it is just another headache!I wish I had his problems!LOl!)I am also starting a kitchen exhaust hood / air duct cleaning business and have dumped a ton of money into that with the truck and equipment.I always had a hard time finding a competent hood cleaning service,usually the companies I dealt with sent out drunks or ex convicts,or were unreliable,so I started doing them my self,and printed up my own hood sticker.I plan on getting certified very soon which is a plus with the insurance companies and helps with marketing.So as you can see,my plate is a little full,and having recently turned 40,I want to pick one business and hit it hard,and enjoy life a little.How are things in FLA,it is one of the places we have been thinking about moving to,but after the hurricanes last year ,we are a little leary.Speaking of FLA,My plan B is to sell everything off,one giant sell off for about two months on Ebay,and move to Key west and be beach bums and bartend!Just kidding(sort of!),me and my fiance were both bartenders when we were younger and joke around about how much more carefree life was in those days.
Good Luck to you too!and Thanks for the reply!