Saturday, July 14, 2007


The most useful tool in opening a restaurant is the timeline. Timelines provide a sequential listing of all the separate processes that need to take place between the signing of the lease and the opening. The timeline provides a visual reference to order furniture, apply for licenses, contact vendors, hire staff, complete the decorations and finally open the doors. Timelines can be in visual format of a graph which allows an overview of the projects deadlines or it can be very detailed listing the specific individual responsible for the completion of that task.