If you are thinking of joining the leisure industry, or you already have but you are still considered a newcomer, then you should know that there are million different things that can go wrong. Here are some of the things to watch out for and how to get out of them:
Wherever you plan to start your business venture, you will have legal problems. Opening a restaurant in Dubai is actually easier than in many other countries but there are still many documents to be filed and licenses to take before you can open. There are inspections to schedule and be carried out and lots of red tape. If any of the required regulations have not been complied with or have been overlooked, it can mean a great deal of trouble for you.
To avoid the trouble of keeping up with all the things you need to do, hire restaurant consultants who know the business inside and out and who can advise you neatly on the procedure, step by step. These experts can tell you ways in which the legal procedure can be expedited, or put you in touch with contacts who can help you move faster towards opening.
Supply and Demand
One of the commonest problems that restaurants face is supplying according to demand. If the menu depends on seasonal fresh ingredients, then it may not be a big problem since it is understood that certain items will not be available on the menu off-season. However, if it is a set menu, then some ingredients can get extremely rare when it is not in season. Mushrooms for instance, thrive in damp weather but are highly sought-after all over the world. Therefore, they are more expensive than other ingredients which are more freely available such as fish.
The solution is to either to have a variety of sources that can keep up with the demand (so that you do not get bottlenecked by one supplier claiming his/her stocks are over) or go with a seasonal menu and offer only dishes that are made of ingredients widely available at the time.