Starting Your Own Cafeteria Business

If you are starting your own cafeteria business then you have to be passionate about the business. In this article you will learn more about how to start your own cafeteria business.

In any business venture, knowledge of the industry that you are getting to is still the best tool you will ever need. Get certified.

Study and enroll in short courses regarding the cafeteria business. Read books and magazines, look for other books that can help you in starting your own business, there are many of them available in bookstores. You can also use the web as your reference.

Make a business plan. This is a way to guide you through your business. From the preparations, bookkeeping, accounting and auditing, hiring of employees, marketing and advertisement strategies, start-up capitals, legalizing the business, insurance, etc. You can make your own business. You may want to start from scratch; you can use ready templates for business plan making or you can hire a professional business plan maker. But hiring a professional can be very costly so it highly suggested that you just do it on your own or you can brainstorm ideas with family, friends and/or business partners.

Food business such as a cafeteria business is a business that has been proven and tested by time. This is an industry that has been with us since time immemorial. You have to think of the most sound marketing and advertising strategies that will set you apart from the hundreds maybe thousands of cafeterias in your area. Try to have a signature dish. If people liked your signature dish they will be coming over and over again to your cafeteria just to have a taste of your signature dish. These customers will most likely refer you to their family and friends and the cycle goes on. You have to make innovations with your menu from time to time. Maintain the most liked dishes and replace dishes that are not very appealing to your customers.

Courtesy of your staffs is another way to attract more customers. Naturally, customers will choose to go back to a place that provides the better experience for them. If you can be the best in providing quality service to your customers rather than being better is always the best option for you.

When you are in the food business, cleanliness of your cafeteria especially the kitchen where foods are being prepared, should be one of your priorities. With cleanliness comes excellent quality of food being served. Your cafeteria can have the most delicious foods in your area but there are insects crawling, the floor is always a mess most likely you will never see their faces again or worst customers will leave your cafeteria without even tasting your foods. Any businessman wouldn’t want that to happen. Always, cleanliness is a must to every single cafeteria.


  • samuel said on December 24, 2010
    i need a business plan about cafeteria..can you help me how can start it?
  • nidhi shah said on August 12, 2011
    i m a school going child i wish to become a business tycoon in future so for getting started after 12th std can i take cafeteria as my first business???
  • madhuri ojha said on May 22, 2012
    kindly send me business plan to start a cafe in indore in a rented shop. rent will be between 80k to 1 lacs.... it will be a mini restaurant....
  • Rakesh said on October 11, 2012
    I ain't sure whether anyone replies, but I want to start a cafe, I have just left my job and I am looking to start a small business, in Raipur, India. Can you help me with the project plan.
  • bob said on February 23, 2013
    we are in a cafe' business. we were offered to start a cafeteria at school. we were also requested to submit a small cv. please supply us with genuine ideas.
  • Mariam Sultan said on January 8, 2014
    I want to do a tea and sandwiches cafeteria business...can u help with a plan...I am in UAE
  • mehak said on January 31, 2014
    hi, my name mehak i want to know about any new business plan
  • victor mshani said on December 30, 2014
    i would like to start my own cafeteria in Mbeya city, Tanzania.


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