We caught up with Nicola Gilardi, owner and operator of Nicola’s and Maso Pizza Bar in Springfield, Missouri, for his tips to those looking to open their first unit or to add to their portfolio of concepts. Select any of the topics below to learn more.

 Plan Your Business

Plan Your Business

Tips to help develop a business plan and secure financing.

Read More

Personalize Your Concept

Personalize Your Concept

Understand your restaurant's concept might change before or after you're open.

Read More 

Develop Your Menu

Develop Your Menu

Look to chains for inspiration as well at what fits with your target market.

Read More

Build a Team of First-Rate Staff

Build a Team of First-Rate Staff

Your staff will be crucial to your ongoing success—hire wisely.

Read More

Launch with a Soft Open

Launch with a Soft Open

Opening without a major announcement and a limited menu helps work out the kinks.

Read More

Home
Products
Recipes
Chef Inspiration
Menu