Restaurant consultancy in Riyadh & KSA

Restaurant consultancy in Riyadh & KSA

12th March 2023

Restaurant consultancy in Riyadh & KSA-

The appetite for new restaurants, cafes and dining experiences are of course prevalent across the world. Post Covid and with the expansions of foreign markets, we have seen a massive uplift in London. But also in cities like Riyadh where the excitement is only matched by the impressive scale of construction. With new sites at Al Wiydan & Qiddiya the opportunities for restauranteurs & hospitality is immense and ever changing. Hospitality is so important within UAE already, with expectations and standards set impressively high. Saudi hospitality is famed throughout the world and certainly UAE will become a global holiday destination.


How can we help your new business?

Opening a new restaurant is a daunting task that requires careful planning and execution. From finding the perfect location to hiring staff and creating a menu, there are many factors to consider before launching your dream restaurant. In this blog post, we’ll outline some essential steps to help you open a successful restaurant.

  1. Develop a Business Plan

Before diving into the nitty-gritty details, it’s crucial to develop a comprehensive business plan. This plan should include your mission statement, target audience, market analysis, financial projections, and more. It should also outline your restaurant concept, including the type of cuisine you plan to serve, the ambiance you want to create, and the overall atmosphere of the restaurant.

  1. Find the Right Location

The location of your restaurant can make or break its success. You’ll want to find a spot that’s easily accessible to your target audience, with ample parking and foot traffic. Consider factors like the cost of rent or lease, zoning regulations, and competition in the area. Once you’ve found the perfect location, make sure it’s up to code and that all necessary permits and licenses are in order.

  1. Hire a Stellar Team

Your restaurant’s success depends on the quality of your staff, so it’s essential to hire the right team. Start by creating job descriptions for each position, including servers, chefs, and managers. You’ll want to conduct thorough interviews and background checks to ensure that each employee is the right fit for your restaurant. Make sure your team is trained on all aspects of the restaurant, including menu items, customer service, and safety procedures.

  1. Create a great menu

The menu is the heart of your restaurant, and it’s essential to create one that’s both delicious and profitable. Consider your target audience and what type of cuisine they’re most likely to enjoy. Choose high-quality ingredients that fit within your budget, and make sure your menu items are priced appropriately. You’ll also want to consider dietary restrictions, such as vegetarian or gluten-free options.

  1. Develop a Marketing Strategy

Once your restaurant is up and running, you’ll need to attract customers to keep it going. Develop a marketing strategy that includes social media, email marketing, and promotions to entice diners to visit your restaurant. Encourage satisfied customers to leave positive reviews, and consider partnering with local businesses or food bloggers to spread the word.

Opening a new restaurant can be a challenging but rewarding experience. By following these essential steps, you’ll be well on your way to creating a successful and thriving dining experience for your customers.

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Lumiere Consultancy are a restaurant consultancy providing professional food and chef consultant services. Our Founder (Ben) has been in hospitality for over 25  years and is now predominantly based in London. Our key areas of expertise are full concept, property search, project management, menu design, operations and training. 

On our website you will find some really useful information in our Restaurant Strategy Projects and all our service related topics within Restaurant Consultancy.  We are an end to end solution for all of your hospitality needs. 

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