Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25 Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 705 times:
Convert into vegetarian restaurant -less competition and trendy - and call it PETA....( just joking ..)- but I'm a vegetarian and have problems finding a decent place in many cities.
Depends what envirement your restaurant is locatd-big city with ethnical population or rural village with rather settled gourmet's habits .
If your place is targeting meat-eaters,call in "Carnivore" ( ther's a place like this in Nairobi,where they sell all kinds of wild animal's meat..) - if you go more for pizza-clients,use an italian name like "Fontana di Trevi" and put a fountain in your restaurant !
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11514 posts, RR: 62 Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 640 times:
Quoting Civjetfan (Reply 7): right now the middle class and hopefully soon have nemu items for all socioeconomic classes when i move out of downtown wheeling West Virginia
Sorry, does that mean that you plan to actually move the restaurant? I would really have put the thought into a menu and an innovative catchy name before actually opening up shop; all you've done is wasted a lot of capital on branding and literature which is going to be replaced. Plus, if you go and change your name after a few months you'll just confuse your current customer base. Changing the food on the basis of economic class is a petty strange idea too; I mean over here in the UK, Prince Harry was recently snapped eating a Big Mac in a road-side cafe... food generally crosses divides, it's the price though which stops it.
Do you plan on changing the type of food you serve completely, or just keep expanding your range, in order to change the economic class of your customer, because 'stuff like french fries, hamburgers, chicken' etc... isn't exactly something you are going to be able to charge that much of a premium for in order to attract the higher spending customer, they will just feel a little ripped off - unless of course you manage to get an amazing reputation for being the best joint for miles, but that doesn't come easily.
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Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25 Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 592 times:
If your target-customer base is rather upper-middle class,you'd definitely would like to add some special kick to your menu by adding some exotic flavour ( Asian or Middle Eastern ),since these folks usually have travelled a bit and would appreciate to have something a little bit un-common.
Pizza and Hamburgers are the least appealing ingredients to a restaurant menu for many,unless you specifically target that group- but then you don't need our advise but just a good supplier of meat,potatoes and a pizza-cook (hey- make it at least a guy from Napoli..)
If you'd like to look a little bit further than that ,you might want to specialise in some form of ethnic food,trype of dishes (just salads and chicken,great cheese plates and terrific deserts..)-have a decent wine -card ( If you have a licence ) and tons of different imported beers.( let's face the bitter truth - American beers tastes like cat-p... compared to Belgian German or Czech beer )
How many seats do you intend to run and how many personnel would be involved in the restaurant?