The Restaurant Startup Cost Checklist is your must-have tool to calculate all startup costs. It can help you get a full picture of your restaurant expenses, such as: purchasing a commercial space or finding a place to lease; furnishing and decorating the site; procuring kitchen equipment; buying dishware/glassware/silverware; installing a POS system and other technology; obtaining permits, etc.
By determining these costs in advance, you get a better idea of what to expect and what to prioritize. If you discover, for example, that too much of the budget is allocated to seating solutions, you might shop around to lower those costs. Then, you can invest the difference in more important areas where you need the funds.
Ultimately, knowing all of your restaurant startup costs upfront can help you determine where you can save and where you need to spend more, giving you more control over your startup expenses.