Thanks to loyal customers and adaptability Meatheads has grown to 15 locations in the Chicagoland area

Thanks to loyal customers and adaptability, Meatheads has grown to 15 locations in the Chicagoland area.

5 key lessons for restaurant startups

Restaurant owners should plot a course if they expect to expand. Here’s a roadmap.

In my 20-plus years experience with fast casual, high-growth, early-stage restaurant concepts, I’ve learned several business lessons along the way. Below are five specific lessons I learned while launching my first restaurant concept, Meatheads, and some tips on how to apply these lessons to future startup concepts.

1. Any startup business plan needs to be flexible.
A business plan should provide for short to intermediate-term financial viability and contai

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