Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Jessica Marshall is a talented restaurant designer with 15 years of experience. Her company, Brass Rose Studios, is based out of the Sacramento, California area. Today will be a deep dive conversation regarding the 3 most common restaurant design mistakes.

Show notes…

Favorite success quote or mantra:

  • "Live it!"

The 3 Most Common Restaurant Design Mistakes are:

  1. Getting into a lease and not understanding the cost and lead-time that come with it
    • Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing costs
    • Planning ahead
    • HVAC prep
    • Knowing what you need and if your lease covers it
    • Avoiding inhibiting your ability to scale
    • Everything TAKES TIMES so budget your time properly
  2. Trying to do it all yourself without hiring experts/specialists
    • Everything a restaurant needs is too much for one person
    • Budgeting and coordination is key
    • Impossible to balance personal life and restaurant buildouts during crunch time
  3. Remembering who you are why you started
    • Don't forget why you wanted to open a restaurant in the first place
    • Build up a team to help you build or give advice
    • personal life/work balance
    • Write down you "why"

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Contact info:

Brass Rose Studios website


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