“Opening a New Restaurant”
You and your partners have decided to open a large, full-service restaurant in your local community; it will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. to serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each of you is investing $50,000 in the venture, and together you have secured a bank loan for $300,000 to begin operations. You and your partners have little experience in managing a restaurant beyond serving meals or eating in restaurants, and now you face the task of deciding how you will manage the restaurant and what your respective roles will be.
– Decide what each partner’s managerial role in the restaurant will be. For example, who will be responsible for the necessary departments and specific activities? Describe your managerial hierarchy.
– Discuss the most important decisions that must be made about (a) planning, (b) organizing, (c) leading, and (d) controlling you allow you and your partners to use organizational resources effectively and build a competitive advantage.
– For each managerial task, list the issues to solve, and decide which roles will contribute the most to your restaurant’s succes