Crowdfunding as a form of financing for restaurants is certainly not a new concept. Many restaurants now offer food and beverage as a form of repayment on investment, which, if done correctly, can provide your restaurant with the necessary capital without giving up any equity.
Some restaurants are going debt-free, but does that make sense for your business? Although some debt is decidedly “bad debt,” other investments can help accelerate your restaurant’s growth. Careful consideration of debt options is essential; read on for questions you can ask for a quick debt self-evaluation.
A Restaurant Report article demonstrates how a restaurant can double its profit margin when it cuts expenses by a single digit percentage point. The authors assert that the “restaurant industry is a penny business—some would even say a half-penny business,” and as a result, cost-cutting strategies can be tricky. Restaurant owners are rightfully reluctant to sacrifice quality menu items and … Read More