One of the most lucrative businesses in Nigeria today is the restaurant business. A restaurant is seriously a profitable business anybody that is thinking of making money in Nigeria should do. Why I’m saying so is because, people must eat.
There are some bachelors who don’t even know how a magi cube looks like not to talk of knowing how to cook. The only way these sets of people survive is through the restaurants. Also, people who are working away from home like banks and other workplaces, most of these people spend an average of ten (10) hours in their working or business place.
Also, there are lots people who cannot stay for complete five (5) hours without food so it is the restaurant that they will rely because they may be away from home.
What about people who are traveling? In fact, you cannot do without the restaurants, so be rest assured that you will make money from your restaurant business so long as you can serve better foods and satisfy your customers with their wants.
A restaurant is easy to start to start; you may decide to merge it with a beer parlor if it is a small scale restaurant, though it is not recommended to merge a restaurant business with a beer parlor. A restaurant business is not like any other business which customers have the choice either to make purchases now or not, as for the restaurant business, be rest assured that people must eat no matter what; after all they cannot do without food.
Before you consider starting your own restaurant, there are stuffs you need to put in place to be on the safe side. You will need at least N300, 000 for a start, with N300, 000 you will be sure of N100, 000 profits monthly, once you are able to serve good food and satisfy your customers with what they want.
- Secure a good and strategic place for your restaurant business.
Look for a strategic calm position that customers will always enjoy their meal. The place you intend to start your restaurant business must be a place with much movement of people, I mean a busy area.
If you intend starting in a shop, make sure it is a shop that you can extend the veranda with either zinc or canopy to create more seating space for your customers. The cost of getting a shop varies per location, you can invest N100, 000 in this.
- Make your restaurant eye appealing
The truth about this fact is that people don’t like eating in a dirty environment; this applies to almost everybody, so make sure you take out time to furnish your restaurant to the taste of people. The quality of food you serve your customers can also contribute to the way you furnish your restaurant.
Get a carpenter in your locality, I promise you that he will give cheap but quality furniture if you supervise him well. Do not use plastic chairs and tables for your restaurant business. Though all fingers are not equal, you can start with plastic chairs and tables if you cannot afford it alternative.
- Restaurant kits and accessories
Gone are those days that people eat from plastic plates, people coming to your restaurants to eat are not fools neither are they prisoners that they should be served with plastic plates.
If you serve your customers with plastic plates, there is every tendency that most of your customers will refuse your food while some will manage to eat and promise never to come back again. If you think I’m lying, ask people who made this mistake in their restaurant business.
Breakables are the recommended utensil for serving your customers; after all, they are not that costly as you may think. It’s all about people’s health and satisfaction so make sure you serve them with good plates. Remember, food served with good plates taste better than when served with plastics.
- Hire Good cook
Here is the most important part of our discussion so far. If after preparing a good and strategic place for your restaurant business, make your restaurant eye appealing, buying kits and accessories then you can’t serve a good food, permit me to say, but I’m sorry about it that you are a failure, people don’t just eat anything because they are hungry.
People will definitely come back to your restaurant if you serve them better food. Also, if you are consistence with the quality of food you serve them, they will someday turn loyal customers to your restaurant.
If you serve them well, they will also be coming to your restaurant with their friends to eat. Before employing any cook, make sure he or she can cook various types of food so that you don’t run into extra expenses by employing another cook for a particular type of food. If you must cook yourself, it shouldn’t be because you don’t want to spend extra, but let it be because you know how to cook well.
If you don’t cook well, people eating in your restaurant for the first time will never come back after thirsting your food for that first time. Make sure you try all your best to cook good food because you don’t know who is eating in your restaurant so if you cook well you may be hired to cook in an event.