How Much Does It Cost to Start A Food Truck?

How Much Does It Cost to Start A Food Truck?

If you’ve got a passion for cooking, then you are sure to have asked yourself, “how much does it cost to start a food truck” at least once. Here are a few points worth knowing.

Learn How To Start A Restaurant

Learn How To Start A Restaurant

Media makes running a restaurant look easy and fun, but it takes a lot of determination. There is so much you need to set in place before your doors even open. You’ll end up playing many roles as you learn how to run a restaurant. Here are some tips to get you started.

How to Start a Bakery Business

How to Start a Bakery Business

It may be hard, but it’s possible. You just need to know how to start a bakery business. You need to be able to see all the factors that go into play before you even open your doors—factors like budget, your name, and what kind of goods you’re offering. 

Your Step-By-Step Blueprint for Opening a Juice Bar

Your Step-By-Step Blueprint for Opening a Juice Bar

It can take some hard work, but with the right resources and plan in line opening a fresh juice bar is simple!

How to Choose the Location for a Restaurant: 10 Factors to Consider

How to Choose the Location for a Restaurant: 10 Factors to Consider

When you are planning to start a restaurant, one of the top important details to think about is location. The location of any bricks-and-mortar business can literally make or break it. Overlooking this crucial detail is a big mistake. Not giving the matter enough attention could be equally detrimental. Before you commit to a space and open your restaurant, consider the following factors carefully.
Time to Get Your Griddle On: 3 Tips for Opening a Street Food Business

Time to Get Your Griddle On: 3 Tips for Opening a Street Food Business

If you’re like a lot of people in this country, the idea of running your own business isn’t just a distant dream – it’s something you’re determined to make happen. For foodies out there, your love of cooking can be the key to running your own business. And these days, with the rise of the food truck and street food businesses, running a restaurant has never been more exciting.

It’s Not How Much You Make, It’s What You Keep That Counts

It’s Not How Much You Make, It’s What You Keep That Counts

A valuable lesson to learn and most importantly, this will have a dramatic impact on the bottom line of your restaurant’s (or other foodservice business) profitability.

10 Tips on Picking the Perfect Restaurant Name

10 Tips on Picking the Perfect Restaurant Name

Your restaurant name is the first impression of your establishment so it has to be good. Here are our best tips on picking a great restaurant name.

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

As if you didn’t already have enough to prepare for this holiday season, Small Business Saturday is just around the corner! With the ability to attract new business and increase immediate sales, here are some innovative ways to reap the most benefits during Small Business Saturday.

Loan Deals in 2015

Loan Deals in 2015

Funding your new restaurant business can be costly, to say the least. With 2015 just around the corner, it seems that acquiring a loan may be easier as the turn of the year marches forward.

Successful Coffee Shops Open in Unique Locations

Successful Coffee Shops Open in Unique Locations

Coffee shops are a great addition to any community. Everyone from high school students to retired workers can enjoy a hot cup of joe to jumpstart their day or as a pick-me-up during a late-night session. Since these cafes depend on thirsty customers for business, the coffee houses need to operate in central locations that are easily accessible to remain successful. Savvy restaurant entrepreneurs are always hunting for a perfect location for a java hut, and customers may enjoy tasty beverages in a venue that prioritizes creativity.




Reduce Your Startup Costs

Reduce Your Startup Costs

Opening a new restaurant is a daunting task and costly endeavour for many. When it comes to kitchen equipment, knowing how to make informed purchases that are both cost-effective and long-standing can help retain your working capital while reducing headaches in the future.

Small Business Lease Options

Small Business Lease Options

For small business owners, opening a new restaurant can be a financially daunting task. There are a variety of small business lease options to help you and your business afford quality, name-brand equipment to support your kitchen operations.








Old Space, New Restaurant

Old Space, New Restaurant

Opening a restaurant or expanding your franchise starts with picking the right location. Choosing an old space to build your new restaurant can set you on a path towards success.









Choosing a Member of a Buying Group Fit for Your Needs

very restaurant needs to supply their kitchen with foodservice equipment, but identical products can be sold at vastly different costs depending on the dealer. CKitchen is your premier buying group member for all of your foodservice equipment needs, and choosing us as your dealer can save you substantial money, effort, and headache in the long run!

A Guide to Starting Your Own Restaurant

Over the past 40 years, the number of food-service operations have significantly increased from about 155,000 to about 960,000, so it only makes sense that people would aspire to start their own restaurants. Unfortunately, many restaurants fail during their first year of operation, due to a lack of thorough planning and necessary organization. Luckily, with the appropriate advice and assistance, this does not have to be the case for you. Here is a guide to help you start your own restaurant.



5 Best Food Truck Ideas

Like brick-and-mortar restaurants, food truck designs, menus, and themes can influence the flow of traffic and interested patrons. One of the best parts about food truck ownership is one’s ability to get creative with a specific cuisine type and style, allowing for more unique flavor profiles. As food trucks become more competitive in their styles and selections, some trucks are coming out on top as customer favorites.




Tips for Buying Equipment

Tips for Buying Equipment

With so much selection typically comes confusion. What exactly do I need? What’s important when buying my commercial equipment? How do I know that I’m getting the right equipment for the job?


Evaluate Your Options When Choosing To Open A Restaurant Or Culinary Establishment

Evaluate Your Options When Choosing To Open A Restaurant Or Culinary Establishment

Many people dream of opening their own restaurant one day, but very few actually sit down and plan out how to reach this goal. Renting commercial real estate, purchasing restaurant equipment and hiring employees all require extensive preparation to ensure that actions remain within legal boundaries. 




U.S. Housing Market Helps Entrepreneurs Cook Up New Restaurants

U.S. Housing Market Helps Entrepreneurs Cook Up New Restaurants

Mydesert.com reported that a diner in Rancho Mirage, California closed after four years of business, but was immediately purchased by a person looking to transform it into a Greek restaurant. Using existing equipment gives restaurant owners the opportunity to focus their efforts in other areas, but they can use the additional funds to invest in top-of-the-line equipment if necessary.

Restaurant Owners Look To Expand Into New Markets

Restaurant Owners Look To Expand Into New Markets

Restaurant owners can explore their management skills by investing in convenience stores. These professionals may want to broaden their repertoire of establishments after they have successfully opened a few restaurants.

Why Lease?

Why Lease?

For new and veteran foodservice operators alike, purchasing new equipment can be a financial burden. Many turn to leasing in order to cope with the costly investment, but some wonder whether or not leasing is the right choice if they already have available funds.


 IRS Section 179 Capital Equipment Deduction

IRS Section 179 Capital Equipment Deduction

Owning a small business is costly, and the government is providing tax deductions for those who qualify, making the financial burden a little less heavy. While planning your finances for your new restaurant, it pays to become familiar with Section 179 in order to assist you with making smart capital investments.

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