For this blog post I want to move away from expanding on the 12 steps I mentioned here and talk about a very important aspect of running a successful restaurant – keeping it clean, hygienic and beautifully presented. Your kitchen and front of house staff can be expected to do some cleaning but you’ll need to outsource and hire professional cleaners too. You need to make sure you factor that into your costs at the beginning as from experience, many new restaurateurs don’t factor this into pricing in the early days and struggle to find money for the services when they’re needed.
Some outsourcing you will need to consider hiring include carpet cleaners, window cleaners and lawn mowers just to name a few. In my restaurants I hire general cleaners for ongoing works and have a list of other local businesses like the above three I mentioned, that I hire on an as needed basis.