Small Business Idea :- Setting Your Fresh Juice Bar

The owner of a little hotel in my area, approach me. He had this little lounge that the business was sluggish. The reason was that there was a number of competition around. This individual wanted to convert this lounge into a cafe something like Starbucks. I actually suggested a Juice Bar as another option. Purpose being a cafe like Starbucks you require experience baristas, where else a juice bar, anybody can blend juices after a little training. He loved the idea, renovations to the bar is ongoing now.
Recently there is a trend in living a healthy life style. With many people exercising and eating healthy food choices and beverages, especially juices and smoothies. People have found that the benefits associated with fresh juices are numerous. To put it briefly juicing creates liquid food, which the body can absorb easily. Juicing allows the vitamins and other nutrients in fresh fruits and veggies to be easily consumed. Folks are looking for alternatives to healthy food but without the hassle of cooking it and the limited available amount of time in the ever challenging world. Juices and smoothies are definitely the chosen alternative for a natural, healthy, fast and affordable meal option

LOCATION

There are numerous options of setting a juice bar. You can start small such as a little kiosk at a shopping mall, a food court or a tiny shoplot. You may also set up in a food truck which is a great option. ince you can try different locations to see which is the best before settling down. Look for the place where there are young people like Colleges or University, near a gym or spa or even by beach.

STYLE AND DESIGN

The appearance of your juice bar is essential. You need to be warm and welcoming so people feel at home. Therefore stay longer. Only be careful not to overdo it. I have seen cafes overdo their decoration it looks so clustered. Go around your area and see how others design their area. Sit and dine there, to give yourself a customer’s prospective. You can even source from ideas from the net with sites like Pinterest.
Showcase some of your products where your customers can easily see them.  It will show your customers the freshness of your products and act as a delicious and colourful decoration.



MENU

Prepare your juice menus. The menu must include organic and natural, healthy, fast and affordable drinks. If you can add locally produced fruits and veggies will be great. Don’t be afraid to test with different fruit and veggie combinations to come up with something that no-one else has. You could make your very own signature drink to keep people coming back. Check the competition to see what their menu looks like. If certain fruit drinks are popular, you want to have an alternative to that option. o you don’t lose customers. Surf the web for recipes, there are alot online so you don’t have to crack your head. I actually get my recipes from the net. An example is from the site below.

https://www.naturalmavens.com/8-simple-juice-recipes/

For food items, sell some salads and desserts. In the hotel cafe, I proposed to have some salads in the jar and also fruits. If you search on Pinterest, you will find alot of interesting desserts served in mason jars. We also set up a panini machine. Here we sold different types of Panini Sandwich. Click here to read my article on How to Open  a Panini Cafe

PRICING

Don’t price too high. Look around and see what your competitors are selling. Also if you are putting your juices and desserts in take away containers. Make sure you factor it into the food cost.

MARKETING

There are alot of ways you can market your juice bar. One way is to offer sample. You can put little take away cups with samples of your signature and hand out at the entrance. This great if your cafe have a good foot traffic. Another way is to bring the samples to the nearest gym or spa and let the customers there try. But get permission from the owners first.Create little passports that the holder gets a free beverage after they have purchased à certain amount. To know more of using the passport concept, visit my post at Restaurant Promotion Idea #45:-Repeat Buusiness with Unique Loyalty Program

Promote your juice bar on social media. Don’t only promote your products . Add articles related to health and the benefita of juices. Join groups that matches the healthy life style. Make sure your website is beautiful and up to date. If you have the funds, use a professional website company like Restaurant Engine below

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F & B Article :- The Psychology Behind Great Restaurant Design (Infographic)

The psychological aspect of setting up your restaurant.

 

A good restaurant is not only about the food. Its about the design, the layout and ambience. Setting a restaurant is more a science that beauty. What you think is beautiful might suit the people dining there. Here’s a simple inforgraphic on the Psychological Aspects of Setting Up a Restaurant.



The Psychology Behind Great Restaurant Design (Infographic)

The infographic defines major facets of restaurant design such as:

  • How colors affect our appetite
  • Which scents stimulate different behaviors
  • The three primary sections behind planning restaurant lighting
  • How acoustics can trigger certain habits
  • The strong considerations behind designing the interior

To know more please click on link below.  The Psychology Behind Great Restaurant Design (Infographic)

 

 

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F& B Article :- Restaurant or Food Truck: Which Is Better for a Beginner?

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You hàve this great idea for a restaurant or a yummy family recipe that you think people might bite into. You want to go into the food business. Like mentioned before, the restaurant business is the most challenging business to start. Majority restaurants don’t survive the first few years of opening. A cheaper alternative is to set up your food truck to try and see if your Grandma’s Recipe will go down well the people.
Here is an article on the pros and cons of setting up a food truck business as oppose to a restaurant. Below is an exceprt from the article, if you want to know click on the link below.



Restaurant or Food Truck: Which Is Better for a Beginner?

Developing your concept

So, everyone raves about your signature dish, and the desire to start your own food business has been burning for a while. Before you get started, a strong sense of your unique concept is essential.
Generating ideas will help you to focus on why you are starting a business, and it pays to take in the bigger picture before narrowing back to your strengths. The process of refining your idea will help with deciding whether you opt for a food truck or a restaurant.
This is where you should be asking yourself the big questions—such as what you’re looking for in a business. Running a business is as much a lifestyle choice as it is a career path, and the lifestyle that comes with running a food truck is very different from the lifestyle that comes with running a restaurant.
Food trucks have the benefit of mobility and moving to where the customers are; however, that also means that a lot more time is going to be spent in transit and that means that accidents can happen so is important to know What Damages Can Be Awarded After A Truck Accident, so they can know the legal repercussions of this. Restaurants might offer less flexibility, but if what you’re looking for is something with known hours and a regular customer base, then it is potentially a better choice.

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F & B Article :- Boost Your Restaurant’s Lunch Business with These Tips

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Your restaurant is doing well for dinner. Its always full. You need to add more revenue but you can’t or don’t want to extend your restaurant. What do you do. Just add another meal period. The next best meal period if you are in a office district is lunch. Most people go out for lunch. But there are a few things you need to do to increase your lunch patronage. Lunch is a whole different ball game. People that dine want something fast and not too pricey.

Here is an article from RestauranNews.com on how to boost your lunch business. Read the excerpt below and if you want to know more then click on the link.

Boost Your Restaurant’s Lunch Business with These Tips

While their dinner and weekend business may be doing great, many restaurant owners and managers face the same challenge of keeping the restaurant consistently full during lunch hours, especially during the work week. If you are among them, here are a few ideas that will help give your restaurant the boost it needs during lunch time.


Put a twist on typical lunch items:
Sandwiches and salads are lunch time staples, but they can also get boring after a while. Try putting a creative twist on the typical lunch fare your guests could find almost anywhere. Change up the menu seasonally to feature fresh and local ingredients;throughout the year or add a unique topping to a basic burger or sandwich. Case in point: one popular burger topping is peanut butter which might sound strange but people love it.

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F&B Article :- Eight Tips and Tricks for Controlling Holiday Ingredient Costs

Most restaurant try to outdo others by coming out with fancy menus for the holidays. But there is alot of factors that you need to consider. What if the item doesn’t sell, can your staff cope, is your kitchen adequate and so on.
Here’s an article in the RestaurantNews.com that gives you tips on how to control Holiday Ingredients cost. Below are some content from the article, if you would like to know just click on the link below.

Eight Tips and Tricks for Controlling Holiday Ingredient Costs

Additionally, operators should think about having a holiday-themed LTO provided the menu items fall in line with the restaurants’ core offering rather than a trend.

“There is no reason why operators should step away from their core menu items based on a trend within the industry at the moment,” said Tim Campbell, a supply chain specialist with Consolidated Concepts. “The holidays are stressful enough so adding steps for new menu items or not training staff on the operational side builds additional pressure for the staff and the entire experience.Understand what your brand is and its core values and stay within those strengths.”



To better the experience, operators should consider what each location can handle during the holiday season.

Read more here Eight Tips and Tricks for Controlling Holiday Ingredient Costs

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