Home to some of the greatest bars and cafes in the world, opening a restaurant in Chicago is no walk in Lincoln park. Every year thousands of new restaurants open their doors with high hopes of becoming renowned and successful. Though the chances of survival might seem challenging - with 7,000+ restaurants already vying for the hearts (and stomachs) of residents - opening a restaurant in Chicago can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a restaurateur’s life. In order to be a successful restaurateur in the Windy City, it’s crucial to prepare well in advance and understand Chicago’s specific hospitality demands and operations.
To help you get started, we have compiled a complete list of necessary action items for you to complete prior to the launch of your restaurant.
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