Whether you’re opening a restaurant for the first-time or the fifth time, there are bound to be some hiccups.
The co-founders of the successful Chicago Boka Restaurant Group, often coined as the Boka Boys, Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz, have certainly have had a lot of experience opening restaurants and are offering words of wisdom to those in the process of opening a concept.
It’s common for restaurant operators to take on more things than they can handle, instead of developing a team they trust to delegate to.
Boehm and Katz did just that and advise against it.
“We truly ran ourselves into the ground, to the point where we were close to nervous breakdowns. And what we needed to do, as we expanded — and we should have done it faster — was build our infrastructure,” said Katz to “Forbes.” “Instead, we basically hoarded our information and did not delegate properly because we just didn't have faith and trust in anyone else. When we finally did, it turned out to be the greatest thing that ever happened to us.”
Another tip the Boka Boys offered is that you should set realistic conservative goals and be ready to quickly adapt and make changes.Read More