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You Can Start a Restaurant in a Down Economy

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This story appears in the April 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Yes, You Can Start a Restaurant in a Down Economy

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So you're thinking about opening a restaurant. The allure of fame and fortune seduces you, your love of food drives you, and you want to heat up your life in an exciting industry. That's all fine and well--just as long as you make sure the flame isn't turned up too high. Even in a healthy economy, the restaurant failure rate tells a grim tale, but in a recession, the industry is even more unforgiving. Expensive food spoils, labor costs are high, restaurant-goers are harder to come by, restaurants close and life goes on.

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