Preparing For a Restaurant Business in New York City
A restaurant, or, more formally, an establishment, is usually a business that serves and prepare food and beverages for customers. There are many types of restaurants: fast food chains, casual dining, fine dining, hotels and resorts, cottages and vacation rentals, posh buffets, etc. In modern society, the word “restaurateur” is used to describe someone who owns, cooks and operates a restaurant, but this term has no fixed legal definition.
In today’s society, the word “restaurant” is commonly used to refer to a business where food and beverages are prepared and served on-site (i.e. in a restaurant) or off-site (in hotels and resorts). Many people believe that if a restaurant is open for dinner for instance, it is open for business. The word “restaurant” has different legal meanings in different parts of the country, as well as in different areas within the same city (i.e. in some cities, lunch is lunch; in others, a dinner club is considered dinner; in some cities, breakfast is considered lunch; etc. ).
If you are in the process of opening a restaurant in a new York city, or even if you are just thinking about starting a new restaurant, you should consider consulting with a culinary arts expert who can help you assess your abilities, your options and your financial obligations. Even if you plan on being strictly vegetarian, there are many kinds of meals that are considered acceptable by vegetarians (but not by everyone! ), and you should get a broad range of information on the kinds of food most potential customers will eat. You may also want to consult a Michelin guide (this is similar to a map of the town – just smaller and more detailed). This will give you a good idea of the types of foods that people find tasty or interesting enough to check into, without making assumptions or having to go too far.