Reasons to Start A Restaurant
Reasons to Start A Restaurant
Jun 15, 2023

Do you dream of owning a restaurant? Food brings families, friends, and communities together. As José Andrés Puerta once said, “I realized very early the power of food to evoke memory, to bring people together, to transport you to other places, and I wanted to be a part of that.” Turning your passion for food into an income-earning career may seem like a faraway dream, but this could be the right moment to start your own restaurant. 

Happier Together

It is reported that forty-four percent of adults wish they were dining out more frequently. Food is essential to everyone’s life, from giving us the energy to get through the day to celebrating the big and small wins. While restaurants feed us, they also provide a location for socialization. Not only will your customers socialize together, but they will also interact with you and your staff! Your restaurant could be the next must-dine location for visiting tourists or become a neighborhood staple with regulars from your community. 

Customers make the place, and putting them first will help your restaurant succeed. For example, more and more consumers are choosing to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diets, and pickles are making their way on top of more pizzas. Studying the current food trends and community needs will also help you build a solid customer base. 

First Things First: Do Your Homework

To be successful in any industry, it’s essential to do your due diligence before opening up shop is necessary. Simply serving delicious food will most likely not be enough to sustain your business. Therefore, it is vital that you have a detailed, well-organized plan before starting a new restaurant business venture.

The type of food you plan to serve is a great place to start, but also consider the kind of customers you will want to attract to dine at your establishment. For example, are you hoping to attract the busy office lunch crowd who will enjoy made-to-order pizzas from an Ovention Conveyor or those looking for beautifully plated meals finished in the Finishing F1400? This can help you determine if you should be setting up in a food hall in a city center or a location with a beautiful view.  

It is essential to know your competition, both in terms of what and who they are before committing to a location.  Setting up a shop next to or even in the same neighborhood as a competitor could have benefits, such as knowing that the demographic of customers in that area is interested in that cuisine. On the flip side, it can also mean oversaturation and result in fewer patrons at your restaurant. Also, take the time to visit all the restaurants in the area you are considering. This will allow you to identify their strengths and weaknesses, giving your restaurant a competitive edge.

As a small business owner, you have the power to make decisions that benefit not only your restaurant but the community. Sourcing local ingredients from neighborhood vendors will support other small businesses and help build a stronger community. Owning a restaurant is rewarding, but it can also be fun! When you’re ready to explore your kitchen design, schedule a demo with our experts, and they will help you find a setup that suits your needs. 

Ovention Ovens Make It Easy
Shuttle® NEW 2600! 2000/1600/1200
Shuttle® NEW 2600! 2000/1600/1200

If you value precision and volume, Ovention has the perfect oven to fit your operation. The Shuttle sets the new standard for conveyor ovens everywhere. No other oven can operate as both a conveyor and a closed-cavity oven.

Matchbox® 1718/1313
Matchbox® 1718/1313

Cook a full menu of delicious offerings without an oven hood. The Ovention Matchbox 1718/1313 takes the traditional conveyor oven to a whole new level.

Conveyor 2600/2000/1400
Conveyor 2600/2000/1400

Simple, smart and the right fit for operators looking for a high-throughput conveyor oven. The Ovention Conveyor Oven is the most technologically elegant and operator-friendly conveyor on the market today.

Matchbox® M360 14/12
Matchbox® M360 14/12

Cook a full menu better, faster, and easier. The Ovention Matchbox M360 has Precision Impingement® technology, a unique cooking carousel, and a small footprint, making it the perfect fit for any operation.

Finishing F1400
Finishing F1400

Finish your plates with ease and precision with this robust IR finishing conveyor. Melt, sear, toast, and finish to perfection with this operator-friendly, quiet conveyor.

MiLO® Double/Single
MiLO® Double/Single

Revolutionary infusion of Linear Impingement and Infrared (IR) technologies. Independently controlled top and bottom cavities, each with its own interior light and control panel.


Introducing MiSA; Microwave Speed Assist. Higher quality, higher speed, smaller footprint.

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