Deciding to go into business for yourself is a big deal – a huge step for your life and livelihood. This applies no matter what business you choose, but there are definitely statistics that show restaurants are the most challenging to make a go of in the business world. You have all the same headaches of any business, but on top of that you have food service demands and inspections and regulations that can turn you gray-headed, or make you pull all your hair out and be done with it. Either one will work when you hit that frustration level.
While it can also be totally rewarding to see people eating and enjoying the food you have prepared, getting to that point where you can put edibles on the table is a long, long journey. And it starts with the right place. That “just right” location that will bring you the customers you need to be operating in the black within the magic 5 years for new restaurants. And just as you might imagine, finding that perfect spot is just as challenging as anything else you might have to do as you move forward. You’ll likely be involved in extensive changes to the space unless it was formerly a restaurant – even then you might have to make significant changes depending on what you will be doing vs. What happened in the space before.
So take off your chef’s hat or front of the house manager’s hat, and put on your commercial real estate hat – get to work. Do the investigating, plug in the metrics, analyze the results and come up with the right place for you to open. And right there – you’re stuck. Because commercial real estate isn’t what you do – you do food. So really, your first task is to find the best commercial real estate company available to help you do the work that you have no expertise in. When you do that, you are doing yourself and your fledgling restaurant the biggest favor ever. Right away, the pressure’s off. You don’t have to run around town and try to figure out where the best place is. You have a partner who can do that – who does do that every day because that is what they do.
Anywhere in Florida and across the Southeastern United States, the partner you want in this enterprise is Retail Solutions Advisors. With a team of professionals who bring over a century’s worth of experience and expertise to your side, Retail Solutions Advisors has listings ready to go and are plugged in to every opportunity that you could want or need to see. You get to make a decision based on their number crunching rather than shooting in the dark and hoping to hit the mark.
Retail Solutions Advisors goes right to work for you, finding the perfect restaurant space for lease, and keeps working on your behalf all the way through lease negotiations and getting you settled into your new space. You can take it from there – doing what you do best.