Four decisions you need to make before opening a restaurant

Is it your entrepreneurial dream to open a restaurant that specialises in serving various meat dishes such as marinated ribs? It would be best if you made numerous decisions before spending and/or raising the necessary capital you’ll need to get started, such as location and the ideal meat suppliers to use.

Before we go any further, you must know your ideal customer base because that should be one of the primary aspects of your decisions.

Four critical decisions you need to make before opening a restaurant

  1. The location of the restaurant
    You could be serving the tastiest food, but If you’re tucked behind a corner, nobody will see your restaurant, especially motorists. It’s best to choose a prominent space in a trendy area with high-volume foot- and transport traffic. You also need to think about:
    – Population base of the area
    – Size of your restaurant
    – Available parking
  2. Food suppliers
    Let’s say you want to open your city’s newest steak house; your choice of meat supplier is crucial to your success. Look for a wholesale pork meat supplier that sources their products from local farmers. Buying a variety of meat in bulk online will save you valuable time and money.
  3. Branding and marketing
    If you decide to start an independent restaurant instead of buying into a franchise, establishing your brand’s online presence and marketing it through the correct channels is vital to target prospective customers. It’s in your best interest to speak to a professional full-circle marketing agency that can recommend and implement all the necessary elements to spread brand awareness and be seen on Google.
  4. Follow health and safety protocols
    Ensure that you are fully aware of South Africa’s health and safety regulations and staff are trained to practise the methods. This includes handling and storing meat products, sanitising work surface areas when necessary, and cleaning the kitchen thoroughly after service has finished.

How to order the best wholesale pork meat products online

At Van Wyngaardt, we are dedicated to providing customers with a streamlined way to order their desired pork products. We have completely revamped our website, improving product imagery to our online enquiry platform. On each product page, you’ll find descriptions of the meats as well as the product codes.

Fill in the web form (which can be found directly below the product list) with your details and the selection of pork meat products that you require. Simply click ‘submit’ once you have chosen your products. Then, our sales representatives will process your order as quickly as possible. Your order of high-quality pork meats will be delivered to your business premises according to the time stated in our delivery policy.

Our delivery policy

We require a minimum order amount of R8000 to process your request. You can order from Monday to Thursday. If you order before 12:00, we guarantee delivery the next day; if you place the order after 12:00, your order will be delivered to you the following working day.

This is only valid for Gauteng stores. The delivery period may vary for stores located in the outer Gauteng region.

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