This no-nonsense guide to opening a restaurant offers a fresh approach to a popular subject. This book covers every aspect of setting up a restaurant and usefully breaks the process down step-by-step. Topics covered include how to test your idea, surviving the crucial first six months and the importance of web presence. There are also helpful sample documents, including lease contracts and cashflow forecasts, which are ready to use. Not only does the book give thorough information, it is also crammed with profiles, tips and real-life advice from the founders of extremely successful restaurants such as Carluccio’s and some of London’s top restaurants. It also includes the recent experiences of just-opened restaurants, uniquely combining information with advice, bringing theory to life. The book is written in conjunction with the UK’s most popular website for small business, www.startups.co.uk. Startups.co.uk has been publishing information on how to set up a business since January 2000, and is now bringing all its expertise, case studies and understanding of the needs of this audience into a book for the first time.