Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Step-By-Step Guide to Owning Your Own Restaurant Franchise


Being a great cook is something that is sure to please your friends and family. It is also, however, a talent you can create a very profitable enterprise on. People love great food and great service, and if you have the know-how and will to turn your cooking skills into a business, there should be nothing holding you back. Build not just a restaurant, but a franchise, and you can then secure your future, your children’s future, and even your grandchildren’s future. All you need to do to start is to follow these steps:


1.   Start Your Own Restaurant and Make it a Hit

The first step to owning a franchise is to start your first restaurant. Create a menu, a business plan, and take these two items to investors. You can either take out a personal loan from a bank or rely on capital investors or angel investors in order to get the funding you need.

To save costs, it is wise to then rent out an existing restaurant space so that you do not need to pay for the high costs of installing a kitchen, and can instead work on creating the atmosphere that will initially bring guests in.

Great customer service and great food will go a long way. Once you are a success, you can then start the process of selling your brand and building a franchise.

2.   Hire a Lawyer to Start the Franchising Process

There are a lot of different legal processes and requirements when it comes to creating a franchise. Not only do you need to adhere to the law, but you also need to create the contracts that your new franchisees will follow. Your franchises are your brand, and creating a consistent brand is how you all will succeed.

3.   Be Very Selective with Your New Franchisees

The reason why franchises are so lucrative to the owners is that it means other businesspeople come in and invest in you and your company. This allows you to grow profits and reach without putting up the cash in front. Just because someone has the money, however, doesn’t mean they will always be a good fit. You want to carefully vet each new franchise owner before you sign a deal with them.

4.   Build a Network System for Your Franchises

One part of a consistent brand is to provide consistent service. This is best done when all of your franchises operate under one program. Having the same POS system and set of rules and regulations will help each franchise continue your high level of quality. When you create this program, you will also want to invest in a Network as a Service (NaaS) like Masergy in order to sync up all systems, even from remote areas. Linked systems will allow you to monitor quality control and offer help and assistance to your franchisees as required.

Owning a franchise can be very lucrative, but it is a never-ending job. Not only do you need to operate your own business, but you also need to support your franchisees to promote consistent service and quality.  

Friday, October 5, 2018

Hot Wing Bar Tips

Whether you own a restaurant or you're in charge or the food for a special event, hot wings are items that you could include on the menu. An easy way to organize these small pieces of chicken is to make a hot wing bar. Before getting started, there are a few tips to keep in mind so that your bar is a success and so that everyone gets the kind of hot wings they want. 
Start with the freshest chicken possible. Instead of only one kind of hot wing, consider making a few different sauces or breading for your wings so that guests have a variety instead of just a hot flavor. You should also offer a few different levels of heat, such as mild to extreme for those who enjoy a hotter piece of chicken. Teriyaki and BBQ are good options to have on your wing bar along with hot flavors. 
Aside from chicken wings, offer a few types of vegetables or dips. Celery and carrot sticks are good options to consider and tend to tame the heat that is delivered by the hot flavors. Properly label the wings that you make so that everyone can easily detect the various sauces that are used. You could put all of the hot wings at one end of the bar with the other types of wings that you prepare at the other end to keep the flavors separate. Arrange your wing bar so that both sides have the same wings. This will make it easier for everyone to get the chicken that they want without reaching across the bar and without going back through the line on the opposite side. Think about the number of people you have invited or the number of people who have frequented the establishment when you begin preparing your chicken so that you don't have a lot of extra pieces left at the end of the day. 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Your Ultimate Hangover Survival List



Hangovers are something that most people will experience during their adult life. Often, they bring splitting headaches and bouts of nausea, and they can take up precious time on your weekend that you could alternatively be spending with your family or enjoying some fun activities. Ideally, you should be taking it easy when you are suffering from a hangover, as this gives your body the valuable time it needs to recover properly. However, there are some handy tricks you can follow which can help you speed up this process. Not only will they have your body and mind back to their usual happy self, but they can prevent your hangover from turning into a dreaded two-day ordeal.
Hydrate yourself

When you drink lots of alcohol, your body becomes dehydrated. This dehydration makes your headaches worse and can also cause dizziness and sickness. Resolving this problem is easy when you commit to drinking more than your usual recommended daily intake of water when you are hungover. However, your body will also need to replace the vitamins and nutrients that were lost, which is why many people choose to visit www.resetiv.com to have a double dose of hydration and vitamins. In the space of a few hours, thankfully, the toxins can be removed from your body so that it can begin its proper recovery.
Take a shower

Waking up feeling groggy on a hangover is one of the worst feelings. Sometimes, drinking can cause you to sweat more, which can make you feel worse. The first thing you should do when you wake up after a night of drinking is to jump in the shower. Having one can help you feel revived, and can also bring you back to reality if you are still feeling wobbly. Having some refreshing citrus scents to wash with can be an extra help, and some people even choose to have a cold shower to wake them up more.

Have plenty of naps

Unfortunately, your body will have suffered from a bad night of sleep the night before, even if it feels like you slept heavily. This is because alcohol interrupts the sleep cycle that people usually experience each night. With this in mind, it’s truly no wonder people feel sleepy when they are hungover! After your shower, you should wrap yourself in cozy clothes and relax somewhere comfortable in your home. With a comforting show on television, you can indulge in short naps throughout the day.

Order a takeout

Sometimes, hangovers can bring with them an unhealthy amount ofanxiety alongside the usual hangover symptoms. This can mean you need your favorite comfort food to help you feel better. While cooking a wholesome meal is best for your body, it is likely that you might not feel up to preparing and cooking a meal when you are hungover. In any case, there are numerous healthy takeout places you can order from. However, there is also some evidence to suggest that your usual takeout will give your body the salts and carbohydrates it needs, which other foods might not have.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

4 States To Visit On Your US Foodie Road Trip


If you’re someone who loves to eat, then you might want to consider going on a US foodie road trip for your next vacation. There are a few states specifically you’ll want to make sure you travel through so you can have the best experience possible.

Indulging in all of the local foods is a great way to get a taste for the local culture and better understand why people enjoy living in these areas so much. Be sure to expand your horizons when on your foodie tour and give certain cuisines a try you might not otherwise dabble in at home. 

Nevada
Not only Nevada, but Las Vegas, in particular, will have anything you’re in the mood for and is known for having celebrity chefs and some of the best restaurants in the world. You’ll be glad to know there’s more to do than gamble, which includes hitting up all of the different food spots. There’s pretty much an option for everyone and many over-the-top buffets to choose from if you can’t decide what to order. 

New York
New York is a great location to book a room for a few nights through Vacation Rentals and go exploring. If you’re on the hunt for a delicious slice of pizza, then look no further than this state. It’s also one of the main stages for chefs to show off their skills and showcase new and impressive restaurants. If you’re not up for a sit-down experience, then you can check out one of the many different food trucks that are parked along the roads in the city. There are also plenty of dessert shops if you have a sweet tooth to satisfy.
Texas
Another place to visit on your US foodie road trip is the great state of Texas. Here you’ll find plenty of BBQ and southern options you can’t get up north. There are a lot of casual dining spots so don’t feel like you need to show up in your best attire. In addition, you can choose from a variety of Tex-Mex restaurants and flavors that will have you very glad you stopped at this location on your trip.

Wisconsin
Wisconsin is known for its cheese and beer because it’s some of the best around. There’s no shortage of fried food options as well that will blow you away. Combine it all together, and you have yourself a true feast of some of the most delicious comfort foods in the country. You can even take it a step further and sign up for a tour that will allow you to taste some of the most famous cheeses and wines the state has to offer.

Conclusion
Be sure to count these states in when planning out your next US foodie road trip. As you might already realize, you won’t be disappointed with the wide variety of selections and food groups you’ll be introduced to when traveling from place to place. What you can’t be is afraid to branch out and try new foods while you’re on the tour or you may regret it later on.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Roadtrip Snacks

We are going on a road trip this coming  three-day weekend so I am thinking of  making some road trip snacks that we can enjoy while on the road.  The photos  below are usually what I prepare when we go.
These were from three years ago when we  had our road trip to Hershey, PA.  It was a  spontaneous  trip but we had a lot of fun.
Fruits are my kids favorite, especially different kinds of berries.
Some non-perishable pick-me-ups are also a great option.  When they get tired of the  fruits, they  eat some chips or crackers.
Beverages is very important, we always pack a lot of water  and tea.
Most of the times, we don't eat everything we take but it's good to have it and not need it  than needing it and not have it.
Aside from fruits and other snacks, we also love  bring trail mix or nuts.  Nuts are my favorites because it is not heavy on your tummy but fills you up.  
When you are traveling with kids, it is a must to have  food and drinks.  It is  less expensive and it makes  the trip a lot faster as you don't have to stop at a fastfood chain to buy food.
How about you, what do you normally  pack when you go on a road trip?  I need more ideas so please share yours, thank you.

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