I love the taste of good barbecue. There’s nothing else like it. And there are days I sorely miss my big old brick oven that used to turn out the tastiest ribs, chicken and brisket so good you’d want to eat until you couldn’t see straight from the days when I owned my BBQ catering business.
If you are thinking about starting your own barbecue place then the first thing you need to do is put together a killer barbecue restaurant business plan. As good as it tastes, the bottom line is it’s still a tricky business and without a solid plan your are much more likely to end up in the poor house than enjoying meats from the smokehouse.
Just like any other type of restaurant, a BBQ place needs to show that there are enough customers in the area to support the business, that the costs of running the business are going to be less than the business will pull in from sales and that the owners have the experience on their team to be able to make the business a success.
Writing the plan isn’t hard but there is a certain way to do it so that it gets done quickly- don’t make it into a months long process- and contains all the information that the lenders or investors are going to want to see in order to be able to approve it and get you on the road to opening your doors.
A lot of entrepreneurs new to the business think the written plan is where they need to spend their time but although the written plan is important the financial plan is even more so. You have to be able to show that the numbers for the business add up and you will have more than sauce stains on your apron to show for all the work.
There are lots of ways to get it done but if you are looking for something to turn out a professional plan package that includes the written plan, the finan