Date & Time:

Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM PDT
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Tustin Public Library 
345 E Main Street
Tustin, CA 92780
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 A no-charge event sponsored by:

Funded (in part) through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration


5 Hutton Centre Drive, Ste 900
Santa Ana, CA 92707


Restaurant Start-Up Essentials

Have you finally decided to pursue your dream of opening a restaurant but wonder about the challenges you might face?   Or are you a new restaurateur, familiar with the early struggles, but want to become more knowledgeable about expanding your operation?

Restaurant Start-Up Essentials is a workshop that offers advice geared to both types of entrepreneur. It discusses the critical path to opening a successful restaurant, as well as identifies those industry-specific challenges unique to restaurant operations. Attendees will walk away with a playbook for making their restaurants profitable ventures.
What You Will Learn
• How to define your restaurant's concept
• The basics of restaurant finances and numerical benchmarks
• What are the realistic capital requirements of your venture
• A one-year countdown and checklist to get you to your official opening
• Valuable resources and tools to use for more information

"Gave very good tips and resources. Outstanding."  -  Phyllis A.

Presented by Greg McNally.

Greg McNally is the owner and CEO of Food Power Inc., a restaurant business consulting firm operating in southern California that specializes in solving complex restaurant problems. Greg has expertise in all aspects of restaurant operations including concept and business plan development, investment opportunities, financial analysis, team development and management, brand and cultural alignment, operational turn around, and profitability growth strategies. In his 25+ years of experience Greg has worked himself in single location, fine dining restaurants, to publicly traded national chains. He has also owned and operated 5 of his own restaurants in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Today Greg uses his expertise to advise restauranteurs, property owners and developers, and institutions helping them to successfully grow and manage their food service operations. He is also a SCORE presenter and a member of the board of directors for the California Restaurant Association, Los Angeles Chapter.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)



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