If you’ve made it this far, found a place, calculated your costs, even begun to find staff, I’d say you’re doing pretty well. In fact, you’re pretty much past the stage where you have to deal with massive competition for scarce resources. Now everything that’s left to do is up to you, and how much work you’re willing to put in toward the final stretch is going to determine how successful you’ll be. This week, we’ll cover what you need to do to furnish your shop and equip your kitchen.

You’ll need to make sure your restaurant looks as good as it can. If you went with a bare bones, or skeleton rental, that means installing floors, walls, ceilings, and everything that goes with it. If you chose an inuki (furnished) space, you’ll probably need to make some modifications to the existing setup.

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