We believe independent restaurants occupy a distinctive position in the world of business. They are visible, important and integral parts of the communities they serve. Unlike their chain counterparts, people often have a personal connection to one or more of their home grown restaurants. Independents have a local identity and are often one of the most tangible representations of an area’s heritage, history and unique character.
While we recognize the risks, workload and challenges inherent in starting a restaurant, we believe there are proven insights and practices that can dramatically improve a restaurant’s odds of success.