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

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

Young Worker Safety in Restaurants, Again.

Do you remember when I talked about Young Worker Safety in Restaurants? Well, here’s a bit more advice from the wisdom of the Frog. I briefly mentioned machine guards , but what does that even mean? Machine guarding eliminates or controls hazards and provides essential and required protection for your employees. Machine parts have the potential… Read More

Is it a full moon?

We are having a CRAZY sale at the Frog and I have to tell you, people are going mad about this restaurant equipment! It’s on a first come, first serve basis and people are going nuts! That’s good for everyone. I will continue to get a paycheck (and you’ll get to continue reading my amazing… Read More

Startup: Hiring Staff For a Restaurant

Starting a restaurant is no easy venture, but this is why Miss Frog is back with some awesome tips to help you out. SO, your restaurant is built and is as fabulous as can be. Now it’s time to fill that baby up with staff so you can really get going. But “Miss Froggy” you… Read More

Startup: What Can Potential Restaurant Owners Learn From Tech Startups?

Tech startups are purportedly to have a 90% failure rate. That means by the time you already heard of a startup getting big funding, about nine already failed by the time you heard the news. For an industry that’s learned so much about failure, it’s rather surprising that there’s little, or even, correlation made between… Read More

One Fat Frog loves underdog success stories

America loves the underdogs, those success stories that no one saw coming. Those stories of David defeating Goliath or someone with no money pulling themselves up by their bootstraps are ingrained in American culture, perhaps because as a little British colony we were once huge underdogs ourselves. Did you catch the Fiesta Bowl last night?… Read More

FAQ: How to finance restaurant equipment

When people hear the word “finance” sometimes they get worried. Or their eyes gloss over and they think they can’t possibly have good enough credit, or they won’t understand the process, or it will be more trouble than it’s worth. With One Fat Frog, financing restaurant equipment is quick, easy and painless. With that in… Read More

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Restaurant Startup Tip: Buy Used Equipment

If you’re a loyal customer of One Fat Frog or a longtime reader of this Froggy Blog, then today’s Restaurant Startup Tip will seem obvious. But for the rest of you, this could be huge. When you’re preparing to open a restaurant startup, there are a lot of expenses that you need to take care… Read More

Restaurant Startup Tip: Give Customers Easy Access to your Restaurant

If your restaurant startup is going to be successful, one of the most important factors is making sure your restaurant is in a good location. We’ve said that before, in terms of the location’s demographics, proximity to competition and metro areas, and more. This time we are examining how easy your restaurant is to access.… Read More

Restaurant Startup Tip: Pay Attention to Your Customers’ Needs

Sometimes the best advice is also the most obvious advice, but you needed someone to tell you for it to come to mind. Today’s Restaurant Startup Tip is one example. At One Fat Frog, we know that you’re aware that paying attention to your customers is important. While running around taking care of all of… Read More

Restaurant Startup Tip: Take Advantage of Low Prices

For first time restaurant owners, there are a lot of expenses that go along with opening that restaurant startup. For that reason, it’s important to save money everywhere you can without cutting corners. That’s why One Fat Frog offers so many different money-saving options. When it comes to buying restaurant equipment, you can get low… Read More

Restaurant Startup Tip: How To Determine Your Menu Prices

One of the things you have to determine early in the process of becoming a first time restaurant owner is the price points for your menu. For one thing, knowing how much money you plan to charge helps you determine how much you will make, which is essential for budgeting. For another thing, determining your… Read More

Let us help you choose what restaurant equipment your kitchen needs

One Fat Frog knows that decisions can be difficult. Even if you’ve been dreaming of opening a restaurant for some time, that doesn’t mean you necessarily know what equipment you need to make that dream a reality. It can be difficult to know your heart; at least that’s a girl told me the other night.… Read More

One Fat Frog Client to Open Italian Restaurant Startup

At One Fat Frog, we often say that the difference between a dreamer and an entrepreneur is action. This country has a great history of entrepreneurism; some would even say it’s what made the nation great. But until you take action, until you start working toward your dream, you’re still just a dreamer. There’s nothing… Read More

Restaurant Startup Tip: Measure Kitchen and Restaurant Carefully

There are a lot of decisions that need to be made early on in the process of opening a restaurant startup. That includes figuring out things such as “how much room in my kitchen is there for the restaurant equipment?” Too often people forget that step, which can lead to problems. That’s why today’s tip… Read More