This blog entry is a list of basic equipment needed for a Bar & Grill Restaurant Startup Concept- no frills, no extras. Just opening and making money from the start. Startup list courtesy of One Fat Frog Restaurant equipment Read More
The business of business plans
Business plans are long. And lengthy. And should really take you a while to make. But what is a business plan? A business plan usually plans and outlines the projected losses and earnings for 2-4 years. But if you’re anything like me, business plans probably look like the last thing you want to sit down… Read More
General Contractors: What You Should Know
I have talked briefly before about whether or not you should get a general contractor. Okay, maybe more than briefly since I wrote two blogs about it. But the decision of whether or not to get a general contractor is a big one. Let’s talk again about what a general contractor does. General contractors are… Read More
Front of the House: a Definition
There are two types of jobs in a restaurant: front of the house, and back of the house. Front of the house jobs are jobs that involve interacting with your customer or guest, from the time they walk through your door of your restaurant to the time they leave your restaurant, bar, or commercial kitchen.… Read More
It’s the Final Countdown….
So yeah, this is going on. We are still two days away from finishing our HUGE Santa Baby sale! So what does that mean for you? Well, to put it frankly, that means that our already low prices are even lower! We can help you update your existing commercial kitchen, or even help you build… Read More
Chef Jeff and ServeSafe
Today, we’ve had a hustle and bustle around the office that we haven’t had in about a month. Today is ServeSafe day with Chef Jeff Rotz! And man, we had a pretty decent turn out. Lots of businesses are getting on their way, and that’s something we love to see! I had the opportunity to… Read More
Hey! Did you know that One Fat Frog offers ServeSafe Manager’s Tests? Because we do! And we are actually offering the last test of the year tomorrow! The class/test starts at 11am and will run you $89 at the time of the class. And as an added bonus, you’ll get to see me on Saturday morning.… Read More
Startup: Music in Restaurants
When music’s played in restaurants, it won’t make or break your place. Unless you’re playing music that doesn’t fit the mood of the place you’re operating (like hip-hop music in a formal restaurant), music is just a part of the total equation to your restaurant’s atmosphere.
Grandma has a Facebook: Cyber-Savvy Grandparents may be the best kept secret.
Patty-Jean sits just inches away from her computer monitor for hours. Every new click is like a revelation to her. Her kids and grandchildren may be scattered throughout the country but thanks to “The Facebook” (as she calls it) this 82 year old’s nest is anything but empty.
Beyond the Likes and Retweets: Other Ideas to Promote Your Restaurant
In the currently-busting digital world where a smartphone is practically a commodity, using social media (Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Foursquare) to promote your restaurant is an absolute must. When maintaining a fan base (or repeat customers, whatever you call it) becomes crucial to keep your business alive, sometimes creativity can go quite a bit to make… Read More
Startup: Buying and Managing Supplies
When you are in the restaurant business, you have to remember that as well as being a seller, you are also a buyer. You must first purchase the inventory needed to make the product you are selling. Knowing which supplies work best for you, and which suppliers offer the best prices, will ultimately put more… Read More
There’s a fly in my soup, and I hate your face
Odds are that any new business, especially a restaurant, is bound to have its share of trial and errors as it gets off the ground. This could potentially be a real sweet spot for tweaking the foundation of your business. The bad news is that this grace period is microscopic and you have to be… Read More
Preparing for a Banquet? It’s Not As Easy As You Think
When you hear the word “banquet,” you’re probably thinking along the lines of either impossibly fancy or terribly important. But too often we only look at banquets in the perspective of the consumer. The people who get to cherish every dish and fall in love with every piece of dessert. But when the tables are… Read More
Pizza Prep Tables
I love pizza (almost as much as I love food trucks). I also love when clients come in and tell me about how they make pizza. There is something almost scientific about the perfect pizza crust. You have to cook it at just the right temperature, and cooking pizza dough in Florida is a lot… Read More
Top 10 Restaurant Chains
According to National Restaurant News, the top food chains in America are as follows: McDonalds Subway Burger King Starbucks Wendy’s Taco Bell Dunkin’ Donuts Pizza Hut KFC Applebee’s How many of these places do you frequent and what makes them so popular? I think I’ve been to 6 of the 10 in the last month.… Read More
Food Trucks Around the World
Hello fellow frog-heads! I’m back to talk about my favorite thing: Food Trucks. I mentioned before that I love food trucks. A lot. So I started digging and did a little research on food trucks around the world! There are some really cool ideas out there! The first thing I noticed is that when you… Read More
Food Trucks? Yes, Please!
Seriously, there is nothing I love more than a good food truck (well, maybe not “nothing”, but it’s pretty darn close). Where else can you find food that travels?! I mean, sure, you could order a pizza – but where is the fun in that? I love a good food truck because everything from the name,… Read More
Restaurant Startup Tips: Should your restaurant take reservations?
If you haven’t figured it out already, there are tons of important decisions that restaurant entrepreneurs need to make. That’s why One Fat Frog has this series of Restaurant Startup Tips. One small but important decision is whether or not to take reservations. If your restaurant does take reservations, how do you go about it?… Read More
Restaurant Startup Tip: Meet your customers’ expectations
Recently a pretty big restaurant in east Orlando closed its doors after being open for only about one year. The restaurant opened to a lot of excitement because it was owned by a former football player who was a pretty big star in this area. So One Fat Frog was surprised and saddened to hear… Read More
Restaurant Startup Tip: Be consistent with cleaning procedures
It’s important to keep a clean restaurant. With a clean restaurant comes consistent procedures. One Fat Frog is here to give you a few tips on being consistent with cleaning your restaurant. Whether you’re a restaurant owner, a baker, a bar tender, a food truck driver, or you’re affiliated with another food service industry, it’s… Read More