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You've been offered a restaurant in an up and coming college town. All new kitchen equipment included. The owner is a friend who's moving in a different direction so they offered it to you for cheap. It's pretentious menu and clientele is already well established with the locals and political/courthouse types in the area, as well as the touristy hipsters. The location also has a liquor license and the numbers are solid. You can maintain the current operations but also have the option of risking everything to revamp into a business you've always dreamed of owning.

What do you do, /ck/? Also, what is your dream restaurant like?
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>>9694115
High-end casseroles
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mcchicken
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>>9694115
Aussie-style meat pies and soups and salad sounds about right. Not much of a business model, though.
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>>9694115
Depends on what kind of restaurant it is I suppose, but I'll tell you what a would do, even if it isn't my dream; I'd open a Ramen place.

In my college town a Ramen place would absolutely kill it on the main strip but nobody wants to open one because of the commitment. But it is uber popular right now and doesn't look to be losing steam.

Also, asian food and soup could probably survive any kind of trend decline.
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I'd accidentally burn it down and get a check from insurance. I am not interested in running a restaurant.
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Water bar.
And avocado sandwiches for 30 bucks a head.
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>>9694121
Updoot for mini hipster casseroles served in locally sourced hand made bowls
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A cake the shape of Trump served with a big knife stabbed into it
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>>9694163
>locally made
>not imported from some south american pygmy tribe
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This is downtown?
Soup kitchen.
10am to 7pm
Mon-fri
Labor day to Memorial day

Good soups good bread good prices.

College students construction workers lawyers office workers cops ...anybody needing to grab a quick lunch or something on the way home
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I'd run it until it started to waiver then sell the place.
Fuck trying to switch trends every 3 years for whatever retarded college kids want.
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>>9694115

My dream restaurant is one that makes me 80k a year and I don't need to work more than 45 hours a week, and when I do its on days that I want.

I rarely ever have to work Saturdays or Sundays, and I never have to close.

Fuck what the sell as long as I can have a life outside of the store.
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Cheapest possible burgers fries wings and pizza with 40ozs
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Cook standard yoshoku. Call it Japanese soul food fusion. Rake in hipsterbux for plates which are profitable at $5. And it's all simple enough where I don't have to be in the kitchen, so I can spend my time doing tax-deductable research, read, permavacation across east Asia.
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Plates of inedible flowers and shit served in shoes for 200 bucks.
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>>9694187
Yeah, downtown on the main road through town. It's a bistro now although I'd really like to run a cafe. Can you elaborate on what you mean by soup kitchen? That just makes me think of the homeless.
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Sell the liquor licence.
Split the property.
Open up an ice cream parlor / scoop shop on one side.
A small daycare on the other.
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I vomit and lap it up like a good little sickie-slut.
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>>9694376
damn girl u sexy
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I would name it "10DS"

I would buy the stuff the food purveyors were just about to throw out and make fancy meals with it. To save costs even more the meals would be served on pieces of the container the food came in.
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>>9694137
>Not much of a business model, though
Think again.
http://pouchpies.com/
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>>9694333
Well sure..if the homeless have 6 bucks.
Google soup nazi
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>>9694240
Probably not going Asian but I like the way you think.
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>11am-11pm
>Simplify the food to make the quality more consistent
>Get rid of booths if there are any
>Traditional white linen table with cloth napkin
>Adjust the prices so there's typically mid to high capacity
>Hire European immigrants (guys) as waiters so that they have the appearance of character without being threatening (wearing black & white)
>Failing that, white college women with big milkers almost dressed like french maids (pick related)
>Have a lunch special that caters to businessmen: Steak meal and a pint of beer for $20 cash or something
>On Saturday (date night) comp each table a bottle of the house wine (want to associate my restaurant with getting laid)
>Corner the Sunday crowd with a hearty traditional English breakfast and a roast beef dinner
>Adjust prices so that the restaurant is always nearly full, but doesn't get a reputation for having to wait a long time to be seated
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>>9694140
Fucking this.
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>>9694140
>>9694868
>open ramen joint
>do fairly well for several months
>tumblr not-so-active-ists find out a white male is selling Asian food
>college town is infested with this cancer demographic
>several campus papers run stories about a racist businessman (you) appropriating and selling Asian culture
>fake, negative yelp reviews from across the country, vandalism, and multiple death threats
>go out of business by the end of the year
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Gastro Pub with karaoke Wednesdays, open mic tuesdays and personalized steins for sale that hang from hooks all around the place. 30 dollars for a drinking stein gets you a dollar off regular beer prices and dollar fifty PBR.
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>>9694115
Thanks everyone for the ideas so far. I've always dreamed of owning a restaurant, especially a café. But there's already 5 other businesses claiming to be cafés on the strip and only one uses an espresso machine. Another thought was an afternoon tea room. The menu can still be pretentious and we could have an express lunch menu for the businessmen. The profit margin is insane for tea, finger sandwiches, and scones also.

>>9694907
This is exactly what would happen. My qt3.14 asian husbando is an experienced restaurant manager though. If he was the face of the straunt working the floor it might work. But I'm not sure the students here weeb out as hard as they do in other cities.
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>>9694907
My man, if any of this shit you just pulled out of your ass was true you would have posted news of this event already happening.
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>>9694115
I would only want to maximize profits so i would serve large good tasting portions of only one thing. maybe giant plates of "fried" rice with little oil or something like biryani for 5 dollars and the only choice you make is vegetarian or not. The meat would be whatever was cheap that day/week. This chain would kill it financially. People think chipotle is popular because its so "good" but its popular because people want a shitload of food that tastes good for cheap.
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>>9694115
i would continue with the current business model since it's working. turning a profit is the most important thing. "following your dreams" is for faggots
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>>9694178

>not serving all of your items out of Tibetan singing bowls

You guys need to hipster harder
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>>9694392
>implying people would pay premium for literal leftovers when cheap fresh food is everywhere

You can't even justify it with an 'eco-friendly' gimmick when the proper thing to do would be to compost it.
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>>9695991
Newfag pls go

http://nypost.com/2017/05/24/burrito-shop-closes-after-being-accused-of-cultural-appropriation/

The only way for a white person to profit on another culture's cuisine is to staff the place entirely with black people because they are untouchable. It's win-win because you're submitting your privilege and also highlighting another minorities cuisine over your own.
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>>9696520
I'm not going to click on that but based on the words in the link it's probably those two white chicks from portland who misrepresented themselves to some famous (in mexico) street food vendors in mexico, wrote down all their secrets which were solicited under false pretenses, and then turned that information into a thriving business. Maybe cultural appropriation is the wrong word and "industrial espionage" is more correct, but "industrial espionage" doesn't have the same resonance with self-pitying NEETs who think all their personal failings are because of the jews and the shitskins
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>>9696534
>industrial espionage
Research? They recognized a successful market trend and tried to recreate it as authenticly as possible.
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>>9696551
I guess you must be from China or something, in civilized using places false pretenses to obtain commercially valuable information for monetary gain is considered morally questionable at best
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>>9696565
If I go to a burrito cart, like their product, have the forsight and vision to see a way I can do it too in a novel way and turn profit, ask them how to they make their product and they show me some details but not all of them but it's enough for me to engineer my own, then that isn't shady business practices, it's ingenuity and it's how the free market operates and becomes better. Anything less is more akin to socialism then what you're insinuating. Nice projecting.
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>>9696653
t. Guillermo Gaede
>projecting
Stop abusing words you picked up on /r9k/
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>>9696520
Fuck this noise. Are they protesting koreans who do other asian foods? Or middle easterns doing american bbq? Fuck their double standards and retarded logic fallacies.
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>>9697022
It's only racist if the evil racist Whites do it.
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Unironically a kebab place like in germany
absolute 10/10 drunk food affordable easy to make
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>>9694135
this
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>>9694173
fuckin snowflake...
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>>9697022
I worked for an Arab who ran an Italian joint and customers complained regularly. Talking about freedom to have pork ingredients in their food. I had to point out to them how he was free to use pork less ingredients just like they were free to eat elsewhere if they don't like it and that's why America is great. Many stopped complaining but kept eating there. People are fucking stupid and just want something to bitch about.
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>what is your dream restaurant like?

A seaside tavern somewhere in Greece, with my own vines, a vegetable and herbs patch, my own animals up in the mountains to make dairy products and a few beehives for honey.
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>>9694135
>Restaurant called "For Me's"
>Only serves McChickens
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>>9697236
That's the point retard.
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>>9694209
So you want to own a Mcdonalds
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>>9699907
Sounds amazing. You should do it.




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