To open a restaurant is a dream of many. But what to do for those who live away from megacities? Is it worth it to start a business in a small city and how to make the institution enjoy success among the population?
Residents of small cities have various opportunities to develop their own business. Here the costs are lower, competition is weaker and the organization of many business processes is simpler. Now, even in a small town, you can find a way to earn decent money in almost any field. In this article, we will try to figure out how to open a restaurant in a small city. What are the specifics? What should be considered when opening and is it profitable to open a restaurant in a small town?
The procedure for opening a restaurant is the same for all cases, no matter in which locality it is located.
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It is difficult to say what it really is – a hotel, restaurant or museum. This unique place in the legendary Provence successfully combines gastronomic and aesthetic pleasures. In the village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, at one time there were Modigliani, Picasso, Matisse, Cocteau, Sartre, Yves Montand, Sophia Loren and Alain Delon. In order to stay here for free, the artists painted and presented them to the hotel. Therefore, the hotel-restaurant “Golden Dove” (La Colombe d’Or), which is called the “gastronomic temple of art”, has long turned into a real museum, open to all comers.
La Colombe d’Or belongs to the same family, from its inception in 1920 to the present. At first it was an ordinary cafe with a terrace, where locals could drink wine in the fresh air and dance. Then a small hotel was opened here. Soon, people of creativity began to visit the picturesque Provence – the owner of the hotel, Paul Roux himself, was a novice artist and tried to help his fellow craftsmen. Continue reading
The menu of the first restaurant in Paris did not differ in a wide selection of dishes. It was possible to order only broth or soup. And these dishes had a therapeutic purpose – to “restore the life” of visitors.
People from ancient times believed that soup is an excellent remedy. Recent studies have shown that chicken soup has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. But already at the beginning of the XII century, doctors recommended chicken soup to fight colds. And even the world’s first restaurant served only liquid dishes, in particular broths.
In the 1700s, the French catering system was quite developed. At that time, most city dwellers did not have full kitchens in their homes. And so most Parisians ate from common boilers of street vendors or in local hotels. Continue reading