How to Open a Restaurant Without Prior Experience

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If you’re interested in finding a great restaurant franchise opportunity, don’t let your lack of experience in the industry prevent you from continuing your search. Franchises like The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill make it possible to open a thriving, popular hot spot even if you haven’t worked in the business before. Here’s a quick look at a few of the ways we make it possible for our franchisees to break into the restaurant industry without prior experience. 

Find a Franchise That Takes Training Seriously

The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill is part of United Franchise Group (UFG), an award-winning company that represents numerous franchise brands. Their experience helping franchisees of all sorts has allowed us to build a comprehensive initial training program together. Using a combination of classroom and online instruction, our franchisees learn important skills like:

  • Implementing a targeted marketing campaign
  • Ordering food and preparing our menu
  • Finding the right location and keeping it in great shape
  • Managing a packed house efficiently
  • Record keeping
  • … and much more!

Because we invest so many resources into your initial training, it’s definitely possible to take advantage of our restaurant franchise opportunity even if you have little prior experience.  This is made even simpler because of the fact that we’ve already established a time-tested business model – there’s no need for franchisees to reinvent the wheel with The Great Greek. If you’re willing to put in the time and effort to learn, we’re ready to prepare you for restaurant ownership. 

Find a Popular Menu That Sells Itself

Before you commit to any restaurant franchise opportunity, it’s important to do your own research on industry trends in order to find a concept that will be in-demand in your area. One reason that The Great Greek historically performed well as a family business is that our menu is made from high-quality ingredients using time-tested methods. We bring innovative takes on traditional Mediterranean cuisine to the communities we serve – many of the dishes we offer can’t be found anywhere else. Furthermore, Mediterranean food is experiencing newfound popularity. Many people love that it’s flavorful without relying on fatty or processed ingredients. Having a great menu like ours to offer alleviates many of the stresses that go along with restaurant ownership. 

Utilize Your Franchisor’s Support

Not all franchises offer the same level of support, but The Great Greek prides ourselves on being there for our franchisees after their doors have opened. Our strong supplier relationships help them to get great prices on the inventory they need to keep things running smoothly, and we’re always conducting research to identify new products and services that will resonate with our customers. We have a cache of marketing materials that are ready to be customized, making it easy for franchisees to generate a buzz about their restaurant within their community. And of course, we help franchisees maximize their performance by analyzing trends and providing them with one-on-one feedback to help them improve their operations. 

Ready to learn more about our Mediterranean restaurant franchise opportunity? Contact us today for further information!

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