Micro trends have made interior (restaurant) design somewhat of a difficult task because of the overwhelming number of options available in the market. However, we have pinpointed some of the top restaurant design trends of 2023 to make your restaurant functional yet...
Kitchen Hood Installation: Frequently Asked Questions
In order to elevate your cooking game, but also assure your restaurant’s safety, it’s necessary for you to acquire a sleek and powerful kitchen hood. A lot of questions arise regarding this important piece of equipment, especially whether they are really necessary or...
Types of Exhaust Fans and their differences
Commercial kitchen ventilation is of utmost importance in any restaurant. It’s in charge of eliminating steam, smoke, smells and other types of waste such as grease that stem from cooking. In commercial kitchens, range hoods are large pieces of equipment composed of...
Common vent hood system problems
Vent hoods are just the tip of the iceberg of a more complex system composed of duct work installation, fans, a control panel, access panels and a fire suppression system. That’s why it’s easy to get caught up with several problems from different sources related to...
5 ways to improve restaurant profitability
Profitability is always on the mind of restaurant owners, and there are many ways to increase it, such as a focus on infrastructure, menu, and employee training. Choose a place to start and take a look at the following tips. Optimize the prices of the plates The first...
Buying a restaurant or building your own? Pros and Cons
When you choose to become a Kitchen Manager, there is one decision you need to make first: to buy or to build your restaurant. Some people prefer buying an already existing establishment to skip some steps. Others choose to embark on the process of kitchen construction. It all really depends on a number of things such as your overall goal with the restaurant, your budget, timescale, and personal design preferences. So, which one fits you best? Let’s check out the differences.
Buy a restaurant?
Let’s start with the bad and the ugly. Already constructed restaurant establishments need to be thoroughly analyzed before purchasing. There might be financial or legal constraints that come attached with it. You should ask some important questions: Why is the restaurant for sale? Are there any tax problems or legal issues? What’s the state of the establishment? Does it need to be refurbished? Are you planning on buying an already existing franchise? These questions can guide you in finding out any potential problems you might face from the start. Furthermore, buying an already existing establishment may limit you in your creative freedom or require significantly more work to fit the existing location to your own standards.
So what about the advantages? Buying an existing restaurant can be a great way to fulfill your dream of being a restaurant owner. You skip the time of getting a restaurant off the ground. As with buying a restaurant franchise, you gain instant name recognition and a built-in customer base. You don’t have to build a business plan and menu from scratch.
The downside of building your restaurant is, of course, time. Time to make your idea come to life, to get the right people, to build the establishment. Knowing what you want is not an easy task. Probably having a clear view of what you want to build is the trickiest task of building your own restaurant. Also, other disadvantages can include, but not limited to, dealing with constructors, architects, interior designers. You should also bear in mind this is going to be an investment.
However, when you build your restaurant, you have the chance to give it your own identity, the identity of your brand. It may sound cliché, but giving it your own spirit does make the difference and the customer can tell whether it’s just another brand or if it is your own. Plus, knowing that the investment might well be the same when buying an already fabricated restaurant might just give you the chance for your ideas to flourish.
If that is the case, Protech is here to give you a hand. ProTech Construction crews & supervisors are some of the best in the industry capable of managing all phases of construction, ensuring you will be open for business on time and on-budget.
Since 1984, ProTech Commercial Construction has built commercial restaurants for Houston’s finest establishments across the State of Texas. If this is your first Restaurant Construction Project, don’t hesitate and contact us for further information!