- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications; 1st edition (October 1, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0823045404
- ISBN-13: 978-0823045402
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.8 x 11.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #565,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Restaurants that Work: Case Studies of the Best in the Industry Hardcover – October 1, 1992
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Top Customer Reviews
Before I could turn back, the lease was signed, money was coming in...there was no escape. I was pretty terrified.
I decided to learn everything I could about design, management, success' and failures. The principal way I did this was to order an armada of books about the business. In all I think I bought roughly 20 books. Most of them were somewhat helpful, but none of them approached the value of this fine book.
Chronicling almost 3 dozen successful cases from such diverse business' as China Grill and Farallon, every aspect of the business is covered - design, capitalization, management organization, revenue and profit - FANTASTIC.
I can't recommend this book any higher. It was an enormous help to me in putting my new restaurant together.
Owner - Sevilla Restaurant, Santa Barbara
Most Recent Customer Reviews
recommended by my professor. pictures are a little outdated, but the text and basic design philosophies were very helpful.Published on February 7, 2010 by Lisa Chidiac
This book has a lot of great information in it. Alot of the information is timeless. However, this book is from 1992 and all the restaurant case studies are from then as well. Read morePublished on March 8, 2007 by Steve T.
Need a book like this but more up to date. Very informative though.Published on July 22, 2005 by R. Wilt
If you are looking for the best of the best in restaurant design in the pursuit of total "conceptual integrity" you should read this book.Published on February 7, 2000 by Ryan D. Duncan