Restaurant bar food business startup opening BOOK LIST

Are you thinking of starting up a restaurant, bar or lounge?  Always want to own a pizzeria, sub shop, deli, bakery, catering or concessions business?  One Fat Frog has a ton of great guides on ebay with super information available but if you’re looking for a more intensive read- try some of these great books, also available for sale on eBay:

Like the ease of Ebay guides– try this book- don’t get offended by the title:

  • Running a Restaurant for Dummies  Michael Garvey

Some more easy titles:

  • How to Start a Restaurant and Five Other Food Businesses: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Success  Entrepreneur Magazine
  • The Restaurant Business Start-up Guide Paul Daniels
  • Opening a Restaurant or Other Food Business Starter Kit Sharon Fullen

How about a great series:

  • The Encyclopedia of Restaurant Forms Douglas Robert Brown
  • The Encyclopedia of Restaurant Training  Douglas Robert Brown
  • The Restaurant Manager’s Handbook  Douglas Robert Brown


  • Food and Beverage Cost Control,  Jack E. Miller
  • Restaurant Financial Basics  Raymond S. Schmidgall

Thanks to One Fat Frog Commercial and Restaurant Equipment for compiling this book list that should start your creative juices flowing and help in creating your business plan.  For existing business owners it’s always nice to see it from another perspective and to get out of your box.

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