About Malcolm Bedell

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the junk food-centric "Spork & Barrel" and Brocavore, a blog focusing on street food culture and cooking. His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, L.A. Weekly, Bon Appetit, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater.
7 03, 2020

Template Download: Closing Duties Checklist for Restaurant Managers

By |2020-03-06T19:49:57+00:00March 7th, 2020|Restaurant|0 Comments

Need a checklist you can give to managers to ensure everything is cleaned, prepped and ready for business the next day? We’ve got you covered with printable PDFs you can download now and use in your own restaurant right away.

Most restaurants divide closing responsibilities into three categories: A front of […]

4 03, 2020

Timeline: How to Open a Restaurant in 90 Days Checklist

By |2020-03-04T14:55:10+00:00March 4th, 2020|Restaurant|0 Comments

Need a plan to open a restaurant in only 90 days? I’m here to help. Unlike other information you may have found about the topic online, I actively own a restaurant / food truck business. I’ve opened restaurants before and understand the challenges remodeling a building, the stress gathering funds, […]

7 02, 2020

Small Restaurant Startup Costs Breakdown with Spreadsheet

By |2020-02-07T15:00:09+00:00February 7th, 2020|Restaurant|0 Comments

It’s the age-old question haunting every small entrepreneur, who can’t get their concept for the next great small restaurant in their neighborhood out of their heads. You’ve got the idea. You’ve picked out a name. Maybe you’ve even been daydreaming about logo ideas and menu designs. But sooner or later, […]

29 12, 2019

Pros and Cons of Rotating and Seasonal Restaurant Menus

By |2020-01-07T23:30:41+00:00December 29th, 2019|Restaurant|0 Comments

When I decided to open a takeout restaurant in my tiny town of just 2,500 year round residents (with a population that swells into the tens of thousands in the summertime), it was important to me to find a way to keep both myself and my relatively small customer base […]

27 12, 2019

The Eight Dangers of Starting a Restaurant with a Partner

By |2020-01-07T23:51:38+00:00December 27th, 2019|Restaurant|0 Comments

Should I start a restaurant with my best friend / wife / parent / person I met on the internet?

As small business entrepreneurs, many of us often find ourselves daydreaming about a partnership with a well-financed, experienced partner. It’s a compelling fantasy; a partner can help share the risk, make […]