Gourmet To Go

by Robert Wemischner

This full-spectrum guide offers solid direction on every aspect of the retail specialty food industry. Making liberal use of case studies, the authors lead you step by step through each phase of the development and operation of a take-out gourmet store. They help you find the concept that’s right for you, write a business plan, and secure the financing you’ll need. You’ll discover what to look for in choosing your location; how to communicate with designers, builders and contractors, and the ins and outs of legal structure and complying with government regulations. You’ll learn how to select graphic designs, purchase and price merchandise, hire and train employees, set store policies, manage your cash and many more essentials involved in running a business.