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.
Personalize Your Concept
Understand your restaurant's concept might change before or after you're open.
Develop Your Menu
Look to chains for inspiration as well at what fits with your target market.
Build a Team of First-Rate Staff
Your staff will be crucial to your ongoing success—hire wisely.
Launch with a Soft Open
Opening without a major announcement and a limited menu helps work out the kinks.