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Open for Business is a blog dedicated to sharing tips and best practices for running a successful restaurant. Proudly brought to you by OpenTable.
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How to Open a Restaurant, Part 1: Building a Brand Identity

How to Open a Restaurant, Part 1: Building a Brand Identity

When it comes to opening a restaurant smoothly and running it successfully, Alison Arth is a pro. She held leadership...
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OpenTable offers price cuts to help restaurants reopen

OpenTable offers price cuts to help restaurants reopen

*Updated July 23, 2020. The restaurant industry is being hit hard by COVID-19 with millions of hospitality workers out of...
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10 Ways to Make a Commissary Kitchen Work for Your Restaurant Business

10 Ways to Make a Commissary Kitchen Work for Your Restaurant Business

In a restaurant kitchen, efficiency is everything. As restaurant groups grow and one concept turns into five — and additional...
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Chef Masaharu Morimoto on Going Global & Staying Relevant

Chef Masaharu Morimoto on Going Global & Staying Relevant

Your introduction to Masaharu Morimoto most likely happened in Kitchen Stadium, the famed battleground for the hit TV show, Iron...
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Hospitality in Real Life: How to Make Every Guest Feel Like a VIP

Hospitality in Real Life: How to Make Every Guest Feel Like a VIP

We all know that hospitality is the key to success in the restaurant industry — not just getting bums in...
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Customers getting food from food truck

How Much Does a Food Truck Cost?

What’s the cost of a Food Truck? The short answer: about £37,500 on the low end, at least in California. The...
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How to Write a Business Plan for your Restaurant

How to Write a Business Plan for your Restaurant

What Your Business Plan Should Cover The strongest business plans always include all or most of the components described below....
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Menu Hacking: More U.K. Diners Ordering Off-Menu

Menu Hacking: More U.K. Diners Ordering Off-Menu

Are Brits turning into a nation of fussy diners? New research from OpenTable’s U.K. team uncovered an interesting change in the…
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Generation Gourmet: Why Your Kids’ Menu May Be Out of Date

Generation Gourmet: Why Your Kids’ Menu May Be Out of Date

If your restaurant’s kids’ menu features pizza, chicken tenders, and French fries, it may be time for a refresh. OpenTable’s…
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