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Understand This Before Joining the Family Business

Our expert suggests getting a formal operating agreement hammered out before investing time or money in the venture.
David Koji
From Independent Business Owner to Franchisee
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From Independent Business Owner to Franchisee

Don Robinson has been an independent restaurant owner -- twice -- but has come to the realization that being a franchisee plays to his strengths.
Mistakes to Avoid When Running Your Bar
Startup Kit

Mistakes to Avoid When Running Your Bar

An insider's look at the kinds of problems you may encounter--and how to overcome them--on your quest to operate a successful bar
Who You Need to Hire to Work at Your Bar
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Who You Need to Hire to Work at Your Bar

The most important aspect of a successful bar is its personnel. From manager to busboy and bartender to dishwasher, these people will have a huge effect on how smoothly your operation runs.
Choosing the Right Cashiering System for Your Bar
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Choosing the Right Cashiering System for Your Bar

These quick tips can help you decide just what accounting system will work best for your bar.
Stocking Your Bar With Inventory
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Stocking Your Bar With Inventory

Before you open your doors to the public, you've got to have drinks on hand to satisfy those thirsty crowds. Here's how to determine what you'll need.
The Legal Side of Owning a Bar
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The Legal Side of Owning a Bar

Find out what type of paperwork you need to file and the laws you have to follow to keep your bar on the right side of the law.
Paula Deen Abruptly Shuts Down Restaurant Without Informing Employees
Paula Deen

Paula Deen Abruptly Shuts Down Restaurant Without Informing Employees

The former Food Network star shuttered Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, which she co-owned with her brother for over 10 years.
Laura Entis
Mario Batali's Eataly Forced to Close Wine Store for Six Months
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Mario Batali's Eataly Forced to Close Wine Store for Six Months

Eataly violated a code that prohibits businesses from concurrently operating a wine store while importing or manufacturing one's own wines.
Geoff Weiss
Pasta Maker Barilla Opens First Restaurant, Aims to Be 'Italian Version of Chipotle'
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Pasta Maker Barilla Opens First Restaurant, Aims to Be 'Italian Version of Chipotle'

It's not often that a packaged food brand opens a restaurant, but that's exactly what the 138-year-old Barilla company is doing.
Kate Taylor
Paula Deen Starts Her Comeback With a Family-Style Restaurant Near Dollywood

Paula Deen Starts Her Comeback With a Family-Style Restaurant Near Dollywood

Hoping to rebuild her badly tarnished career, the former Food Network star is opening a massive eatery in a tourist town in Tennessee.
Catherine Clifford
How 'Raising the Roof' Heightened This Restaurant's Brand
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How 'Raising the Roof' Heightened This Restaurant's Brand

The restaurant 1905 encompasses its brand in everything -- from its employees to expanding its physical presence.
Melanie Spring
Desperate Measures: Olive Garden Revamps Menu as Investors Get Pushy
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Desperate Measures: Olive Garden Revamps Menu as Investors Get Pushy

Olive Garden added 20 new items to its menu, as investors call for its parent company to shed the struggling chain.
Kate Taylor

Must-take Steps Before Launching Your Restaurant

Making connections and knowing your market are among the steps every budding restaurateur should take.
David Koji