In this comprehensive guide, Jill Sutherland offers practical and realistic advice, designed to take would be sandwich bar owners from idea, to opening. Packed with top tips, real-life examples, checklists and anecdotes, it provides a stage-by-stage guide to your first year, from the planning of your business, to it's opening and becoming established. You'll learn how to: - Develop and research your sandwich bar 'idea' - Write a professional business plan - Find the right shop unit, and fit it out - Decide on suppliers - Manage food hygiene and health and safety - Create your menu and source produce - Budget, forecast and manage cash flow - Launch and generate interest - Employ and manage staff
Hello, I'm Jill Willis (author name Jill Sutherland), and I started Taste with my (now) husband Richard.
We'd never worked with food, or in retail before. Yet we decided to quit our secure, salaried office jobs to open our own cafe, and build our business from scratch. It's been such an amazing experience, and we've learnt so much.
We won a multitude of awards both regionally and nationally culminating in winning Best Sandwich Bar in Britain twice. The only business to ever do that.
I decided to write this business help book and share those experiences. To learn more about us and how we can help you with your business visit