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Yes, but...

I grew up in a family the older generation of which did institutional feeding (a concession to run a brewery cafeteria, if anyone can believe that). My parents later ran a very successful gourmet coffee shop (they were among the first to sell gourmet coffee beans in Providence, and not just sell the brewed coffee); and my sister still does theatrical catering (and the occasional wedding reception).

First: the restaurant business is the restaurant business, and, if you have no experience in it, please please please try working in a restaurant with a vibrant "night life."

What my parents avoided by closing the gourmet coffee shop at 6 PM included drunks, pilferage, middle management sexually hitting on waitstaff, etc.

Plan B is to hire a competent honest manager, who of course will want to work his or her way into partial ownership.

I know an awful lot about the business, and for years I dreamed of a very casual beach-area drinks and dinner restaurant to be called "Cap'n Jack's Opera Shack," where the only audio would be opera (and art song) on a great stereo system at one end of a long room... .

But, I know too much.



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  • Yes, but... - John Marks 14:21:05 06/27/17 (1)


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