Posted: 4/24/2013 3:53:23 AM
Yes Ad, the restaurant is successful, Its a big operation
I see my family 1 hour a day the last 5 years because of how many hours I put in.
I own a home in San Diego CA, 154,000 left to pay off
I can pay it off after the sale as I rent it out for 2300 a month
I can also buy a house in cash and build another pizza joint, Not so big, simple take out and delivery operation, this will give me more time with my family and a-lot less to worry about financially.
It will also set me up for a potential future retirement.
Most small business restaurants do not know how to run a business properly.
they open the doors and expect people to come in.
Yeah, if you are a big chain, but a small business operator must bring the business to them.
Send out Post office mailers for a free 12 inch 2 topping pizza to every home and apartment 1st month open, target 1500 homes and apartments
target another 1500 in month 2
another 1500 in month 3
and another 1500 in month 4
Week before opening make pizza's, salads, pasta's and sandwiches and take them to the ERs, ORs and labor and delivery of every hospital.
Do the same for every school in the area.
make fundraiser deals for the schools teams and activities
the school makes a flyer, they bring it in as they order and I give back at the end of the night 15% of my total sales.
This has been my model of success over the years
if I get 10% return customers from the 6000 free pizza's I made it, I make money
If I get the schools and hospitals to order and use me for catering, I really made it.
Good food, good service and appreciation for your customers and you made it.
They wont come to you, you have to make them come to you
Once you have them, then you have to continue to appreciate them and keep them.