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25, mother of three. Looking to open a resturaunt.

croarkcroark subscriber Posts: 1
I am a 25 year old wife and mother of three. My husband is the only one working in our family. I have always dreamed of either being a nurse, or owning my own business. I have been testing the waters with the cooking business by catering lunches for construction workers at my husbands work, and they love it. Is that enough to know that I could make a real resturaunt work or am I just being hopeful.


  • NuevolutionNuevolution subscriber Posts: 30 Bronze Level Member
    Catering is different than owning a restaurant - what
    is unique about what you do that you could market it? I think a good
    mobile catering unit would be awesome - not the nasty roach coach, but
    a real mobile catering unit that serves good food! What a great concept.At
    Cornell, we had this thing called the "Hot Truck" which served these
    awesome hot gooey french bread sub things. You can see a rare interview
    with the owner here.
    The hot truck only showed up late at night at the same location every
    night - and became a Cornell legend. (And with that many students, my
    guess is that they made a good living from it.)

    You reminded me of the Grease Pits at Rutgers
  • stevesteve subscriber Posts: 14
    The nice thing about a truck is that you can`t get stuck in a bad
    location. If it isn`t working you move. Don`t need to tell you that a
    restaurant is very difficult to start. Sounds like you`ve found a great
    niche. Recommend that you build on what you already are doing. Along
    the way you`re learning the business end of things. Make sure you`re
    not giving the product away. Charge a fair price that is profitable. If
    your quality is better than the competition it`s worth charging more.

    By the way... my wife was a nurse. You can do a lot better catering.
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