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Restaurant Start-Up Consulting

Restaurant startup

Starting a restaurant doesn't always require culinary experience. But sure, it requires proper planning along an essential opening checklist

1- Establish the restaurant concept and the idea behind it

2- The restaurant name should match your concept

3- Create your budget and hire your team: Restaurant Coach, Lawyer, CPA, Permit Expediter, Architect & Interior Designer, and The General Contractor

Silver Spoon Mia will create your plan with all checklists needed.

4- Establish your permits and apply for the required licenses following your city, county, and State regulations

5- Create your menu and start contacting vendors

6- hire the right staff, conduct interviews, and finalize recruiting procedures

7- order the initial inventory products and start tasting

8- Start training your staff

9- Host your friends and family event

10- Celebrate your opening day!

Consulting with Purpose


Silver Spoon Mia is a consulting and advisory firm that provides strategic counsel to businesses within the hospitality industry in South Florida. It focuses its services on ensuring a smooth restaurant startup and bringing success to struggling operations. The team consists of talented restaurant experts, prodigies, and experienced personnel that strive to make businesses more profitable. Its diverse “super-team” will help you succeed in all fields within and behind your restaurant. It leverages its combined experience in driving sales and reducing production costs to make operations more efficient and increase growth. Its infinite talent and success have helped it stand out and become an industry favorite.

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Services provided include Restaurant Concept Development, Personnel Hiring, Staffing and Training, Menu and Recipe Development, Financial Management, Operations Evaluation and Administration, Quality Control, and Marketing Plan Development, among many others.

No matter the size of your restaurant brand, Silver Spoon Mia always have a custom-fit solution for you. Client satisfaction it’s the #1 priority, so join the team and let us help your restaurant become successful!

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About Us

•Al Kanbar is an almost 30-year F&B (food and beverage) veteran with international roots in restaurant ownership and management and several years of domestic experience in operations, coaching, and consulting. After pursuing a degree in hospitality management, he started his career flipping burgers and opened his first restaurant, with 350 seats operating 24 hours. Al spent the next decade as a highly sought-after franchise consultant, countrywide operations manager, and director of operations for Johnny Rockets, Ruby Tuesday, Ponderosa Steakhouse, Mugg & Bean, and many more.

As an Operations Manager for Starbucks, he managed high-volume locations at MIA and launched two new outlets within the airport. He also served as a District Manager for Pizza Hut as well as a Lead District Manager at RBI (Burger King, Popeyes ) while expanding sales and solidifying management teams. His aptitude for operational and fiscal success, analytics, training, marketing, P&L, recruiting – and everything F&B in between – set him up for continued consulting success with local concepts as Crema Espresso Bar, True Baristas, Cafe Beignet,...

Currently, Al operates Silver Spoon Mia, a consulting and advisory firm that provides strategic counsel to start-ups and existing businesses within the hospitality industry in South Florida. Al’s client portfolio includes boutique restaurants, franchises, and fares as diverse as his F&B resume. Along with his talented team, Al enjoys supporting his clients’ success through comprehensive guidance and custom-fit solutions.

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Restaurant Business Plan 

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Creating a comprehensive restaurant business plan is crucial for the success of your venture. Below is a structured outline for a restaurant business plan that covers key aspects of planning and development.

Business Concept:

  - Describe the concept of your restaurant.

  - Highlight the type of cuisine, theme, and atmosphere.

Mission Statement:

  - State the mission and vision of your restaurant.

Founding Date:

  - Specify when the restaurant was founded.

Business Description:

Business Structure:

  - Detail the legal structure (e.g., sole proprietorship, LLC, corporation).


  - Provide details about the restaurant's location, including demographics, foot traffic, and competition.


  - List the owners and their roles.

Target Market:

  - Define your target customer base.




  - Specify the type of cuisine offered.

Signature Dishes:

  - Highlight key dishes that set your restaurant apart.

Pricing Strategy:

  - Explain your pricing approach.


Market Analysis:

Industry Overview:

  - Provide insights into the restaurant industry.

Competitive Analysis:

  - Identify competitors and analyze their strengths and weaknesses.


  - Discuss relevant industry trends.

 Marketing Plan

Brand Identity:

  - Describe your restaurant's brand identity.

Online Presence:

  - Outline your website and social media strategy.


  - Detail marketing and promotional strategies.

Operations Plan

Facility Layout:

  - Provide a floor plan or description of the restaurant layout.


  - List key suppliers for ingredients and equipment.


  - Outline staffing requirements and organizational structure.

Operating Hours:

  - Specify opening and closing hours.

Financial Plan

Start-up Costs:

  - Detail initial expenses for equipment, licenses, etc.

Revenue Streams:

  - Outline primary revenue sources.

Sales Forecast:

  - Present realistic sales projections.


  - Provide a detailed budget for the first year.


Investment Needs:

  - Specify the amount of funding required.

Use of Funds:

  - Explain how the funds will be used.

Return on Investment:

  - Provide potential ROI for investors.


Risk Analysis

Potential Risks:

  - Identify and analyze potential risks.

Mitigation Strategies:

  - Outline strategies to mitigate identified risks.



  - Include resumes of key team members.

Licenses and Permits:

  - List necessary licenses and permits.

Market Research:

  - Include detailed market research findings.

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