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6 Things That Stress Me Out as a Restaurant Owner

This year, I made the transition from a small seasonal food truck in coastal Maine to a full-blown brick and mortar takeout restaurant. If you’re interested in learning my restaurant buildout process, read my epic series of post on the topic. While the change has been almost overwhelmingly positive, there are a few things that […]

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How I Opened a Restaurant with No Money and a 540 Credit Score

Do a quick Google search for “financing a restaurant,” and you’ll find the same advice over and over. Do your research. Write a business plan. Get a loan or find an investor. Some of the more cutting-edge research available out there might even mention crowdfunding as an option, or other alternative funding sources. But what […]

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7 Ways Restaurant Owners Can Take Better Food Photos

Editorial Note: The author of this post Malcolm Bedell is not a professional food blogger. He runs a restaurant and food truck full-time in Rockland, Maine, and doesn’t spend the majority of his time editing photos. You can learn more about his restaurant here. I’m shocked (shocked!) to see how many amazing chefs there are […]

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57 Rib-Tickling Thai Restaurant Name Ideas List

For better or worse, Thai restaurants are prone to eye-rolling names. Punny titles like “Thai One On” or “Getting Thai” are the norm in this genre whether you enjoy a clever title or not. In this list we’ve organized a list of original Thai restaurant names you can use as inspiration at your future establishment. […]

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Food Truck VS Restaurant: What’s the Best Option?

For several years, I operated a food truck on the coast of a sleepy fishing village on the coast of Maine. Because that’s the dream, right? Gorgeous sun-kissed summers, abundant, fresh seafood and ingredients, making your own hours, and answering to nobody but yourself? It’s the kind of thing that gets a lot of us […]

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