You've been offered a restaurant in an up and coming college town

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

You've been offered a restaurant in an up and coming college town. All new kitchen equipment included. The owner is a friend who's moving in a different direction so they offered it to you for cheap. It's pretentious menu and clientele is already well established with the locals and political/courthouse types in the area, as well as the touristy hipsters. The location also has a liquor license and the numbers are solid. You can maintain the current operations but also have the option of risking everything to revamp into a business you've always dreamed of owning.

What do you do, Veeky Forums? Also, what is your dream restaurant like?

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askme
askme

@haveahappyday
High-end casseroles

Techpill
Techpill

mcchicken

Methnerd
Methnerd

@haveahappyday
Aussie-style meat pies and soups and salad sounds about right. Not much of a business model, though.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@haveahappyday
Depends on what kind of restaurant it is I suppose, but I'll tell you what a would do, even if it isn't my dream; I'd open a Ramen place.

In my college town a Ramen place would absolutely kill it on the main strip but nobody wants to open one because of the commitment. But it is uber popular right now and doesn't look to be losing steam.

Also, asian food and soup could probably survive any kind of trend decline.

Emberfire
Emberfire

I'd accidentally burn it down and get a check from insurance. I am not interested in running a restaurant.

RavySnake
RavySnake

Water bar.
And avocado sandwiches for 30 bucks a head.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@askme
Updoot for mini hipster casseroles served in locally sourced hand made bowls

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

A cake the shape of Trump served with a big knife stabbed into it

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@ZeroReborn
locally made
not imported from some south american pygmy tribe

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

This is downtown?
Soup kitchen.
10am to 7pm
Mon-fri
Labor day to Memorial day

Good soups good bread good prices.

College students construction workers lawyers office workers cops ...anybody needing to grab a quick lunch or something on the way home

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

I'd run it until it started to waiver then sell the place.
Fuck trying to switch trends every 3 years for whatever retarded college kids want.

5mileys
5mileys

@haveahappyday

My dream restaurant is one that makes me 80k a year and I don't need to work more than 45 hours a week, and when I do its on days that I want.

I rarely ever have to work Saturdays or Sundays, and I never have to close.

Fuck what the sell as long as I can have a life outside of the store.

Skullbone
Skullbone

Cheapest possible burgers fries wings and pizza with 40ozs

Firespawn
Firespawn

Cook standard yoshoku. Call it Japanese soul food fusion. Rake in hipsterbux for plates which are profitable at $5. And it's all simple enough where I don't have to be in the kitchen, so I can spend my time doing tax-deductable research, read, permavacation across east Asia.

SniperGod
SniperGod

Plates of inedible flowers and shit served in shoes for 200 bucks.

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Need_TLC
Yeah, downtown on the main road through town. It's a bistro now although I'd really like to run a cafe. Can you elaborate on what you mean by soup kitchen? That just makes me think of the homeless.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Sell the liquor licence.
Split the property.
Open up an ice cream parlor / scoop shop on one side.
A small daycare on the other.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

I vomit and lap it up like a good little sickie-slut.

Spamalot
Spamalot

@Crazy_Nice
damn girl u sexy

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

I would name it "10DS"

I would buy the stuff the food purveyors were just about to throw out and make fancy meals with it. To save costs even more the meals would be served on pieces of the container the food came in.

5mileys
5mileys

@Methnerd
Not much of a business model, though
Think again.
http://pouchpies.com/

Techpill
Techpill

@Flameblow
Well sure..if the homeless have 6 bucks.
Google soup nazi

FastChef
FastChef

@Firespawn
Probably not going Asian but I like the way you think.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

11am-11pm
Simplify the food to make the quality more consistent
Get rid of booths if there are any
Traditional white linen table with cloth napkin
Adjust the prices so there's typically mid to high capacity
Hire European immigrants (guys) as waiters so that they have the appearance of character without being threatening (wearing black & white)
Failing that, white college women with big milkers almost dressed like french maids (pick related)
Have a lunch special that caters to businessmen: Steak meal and a pint of beer for $20 cash or something
On Saturday (date night) comp each table a bottle of the house wine (want to associate my restaurant with getting laid)
Corner the Sunday crowd with a hearty traditional English breakfast and a roast beef dinner
Adjust prices so that the restaurant is always nearly full, but doesn't get a reputation for having to wait a long time to be seated

Playboyize
Playboyize

@Carnalpleasure
Fucking this.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@Carnalpleasure
@Playboyize
open ramen joint
do fairly well for several months
tumblr not-so-active-ists find out a white male is selling Asian food
college town is infested with this cancer demographic
several campus papers run stories about a racist businessman (you) appropriating and selling Asian culture
fake, negative yelp reviews from across the country, vandalism, and multiple death threats
go out of business by the end of the year

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

Gastro Pub with karaoke Wednesdays, open mic tuesdays and personalized steins for sale that hang from hooks all around the place. 30 dollars for a drinking stein gets you a dollar off regular beer prices and dollar fifty PBR.

Skullbone
Skullbone

@haveahappyday
Thanks everyone for the ideas so far. I've always dreamed of owning a restaurant, especially a café. But there's already 5 other businesses claiming to be cafés on the strip and only one uses an espresso machine. Another thought was an afternoon tea room. The menu can still be pretentious and we could have an express lunch menu for the businessmen. The profit margin is insane for tea, finger sandwiches, and scones also.

@CodeBuns
This is exactly what would happen. My qt3.14 asian husbando is an experienced restaurant manager though. If he was the face of the straunt working the floor it might work. But I'm not sure the students here weeb out as hard as they do in other cities.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@CodeBuns
My man, if any of this shit you just pulled out of your ass was true you would have posted news of this event already happening.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@haveahappyday
I would only want to maximize profits so i would serve large good tasting portions of only one thing. maybe giant plates of "fried" rice with little oil or something like biryani for 5 dollars and the only choice you make is vegetarian or not. The meat would be whatever was cheap that day/week. This chain would kill it financially. People think chipotle is popular because its so "good" but its popular because people want a shitload of food that tastes good for cheap.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@haveahappyday
i would continue with the current business model since it's working. turning a profit is the most important thing. "following your dreams" is for faggots

TechHater
TechHater

@Stupidasole

not serving all of your items out of Tibetan singing bowls

You guys need to hipster harder

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@SomethingNew
implying people would pay premium for literal leftovers when cheap fresh food is everywhere

You can't even justify it with an 'eco-friendly' gimmick when the proper thing to do would be to compost it.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@TalkBomber
Newfag pls go

http://nypost.com/2017/05/24/burrito-shop-closes-after-being-accused-of-cultural-appropriation/

The only way for a white person to profit on another culture's cuisine is to staff the place entirely with black people because they are untouchable. It's win-win because you're submitting your privilege and also highlighting another minorities cuisine over your own.

Snarelure
Snarelure

@lostmypassword
I'm not going to click on that but based on the words in the link it's probably those two white chicks from portland who misrepresented themselves to some famous (in mexico) street food vendors in mexico, wrote down all their secrets which were solicited under false pretenses, and then turned that information into a thriving business. Maybe cultural appropriation is the wrong word and "industrial espionage" is more correct, but "industrial espionage" doesn't have the same resonance with self-pitying NEETs who think all their personal failings are because of the jews and the shitskins

StonedTime
StonedTime

@Snarelure
industrial espionage
Research? They recognized a successful market trend and tried to recreate it as authenticly as possible.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@StonedTime
I guess you must be from China or something, in civilized using places false pretenses to obtain commercially valuable information for monetary gain is considered morally questionable at best

JunkTop
JunkTop

@GoogleCat
If I go to a burrito cart, like their product, have the forsight and vision to see a way I can do it too in a novel way and turn profit, ask them how to they make their product and they show me some details but not all of them but it's enough for me to engineer my own, then that isn't shady business practices, it's ingenuity and it's how the free market operates and becomes better. Anything less is more akin to socialism then what you're insinuating. Nice projecting.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@JunkTop
t. Guillermo Gaede
projecting
Stop abusing words you picked up on /r9k/

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@lostmypassword
Fuck this noise. Are they protesting koreans who do other asian foods? Or middle easterns doing american bbq? Fuck their double standards and retarded logic fallacies.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@PurpleCharger
It's only racist if the evil racist Whites do it.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Unironically a kebab place like in germany
absolute 10/10 drunk food affordable easy to make

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@Techpill
this

Spamalot
Spamalot

@GoogleCat
fuckin snowflake...

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@PurpleCharger
I worked for an Arab who ran an Italian joint and customers complained regularly. Talking about freedom to have pork ingredients in their food. I had to point out to them how he was free to use pork less ingredients just like they were free to eat elsewhere if they don't like it and that's why America is great. Many stopped complaining but kept eating there. People are fucking stupid and just want something to bitch about.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

what is your dream restaurant like?

A seaside tavern somewhere in Greece, with my own vines, a vegetable and herbs patch, my own animals up in the mountains to make dairy products and a few beehives for honey.

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Techpill
Restaurant called "For Me's"
Only serves McChickens

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Spamalot
That's the point retard.

Methshot
Methshot

@5mileys
So you want to own a Mcdonalds

Inmate
Inmate

@Evil_kitten
Sounds amazing. You should do it.

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