Plan to Succeed

The most important step in opening a successful restaurant is developing a clear plan. It pays to consider the many aspects of restaurant operation and business ownership before committing to the project.

Build a Strong Plan

SmallBusinessGuideIncomplete planning is a leading cause of new business failure. A thorough business plan will help make your business concept a reality.

  • New Business – Read the Start section of the Washington Small Business Guide
  • Existing Business – Read the Grow¬†section of the Washington Small Business Guide

What Kind of Restaurant Are You Planning?

To get a quick idea of what to expect when opening a restaurant in Seattle, look at the example that most closely fits the style and size of restaurant you have in mind.

Note: This guide focuses on fixed location restaurant establishments. Check out the requirements and guides below for non-fixed locations:

Reopening an
Espresso Shop Example

Opening a Burger
Restaurant Example

Opening a New
Seafood Grill Example

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