When you’re thinking about opening a restaurant, you need to consider a lot of details, from who’s going to be your chef to the kind of ambience you want to create for your customers. You could go with a hip, trendy look or an intimate, quiet look for your restaurant. You have the choice of offering a number of different cuisines. Plus, you’ll also have to manage the day-to-day running of the restaurant itself. Given that your plate is going to be pretty full, it would be a good idea to get the location of the restaurant sorted out right away. Here are a few things to consider when getting a restaurant for lease in San Francisco:
- Is it finished or is it a fixer-upper? Obviously, it would be more convenient for you if the space you lease is already finished. Most people don’t want to have to replace everything in a space that they are only leasing. However, in certain cases, you may sacrifice convenience for the sake of space. For example, if the space you’re getting needs to be fixed up a bit but is really huge, you may prefer it to a smaller space which doesn’t require repairs. Think about what’s most important to you — space or convenience — before you make this decision.
- Has the space always been used as a restaurant? If the space was already being used as a restaurant, you’ll probably be able to use it without making too many changes. There will already be a kitchen space, restrooms for customers and a dining area. There may even be a roof extending to the sidewalk for the summer months. And many restaurants that go out of business will sell off their equipment at a discounted rate, in case you’re thinking about purchasing it. This increases your degree of convenience.
- Is it what you visualized? Different restaurants are different. There are little mom-and-pop joints with only a couple of tables in the front, which do mostly take outs. There are spacious restaurants with intimate tables for their customers. There are restaurants located on street level and restaurants at the top of skyscrapers. So there are many options when it comes to leasing a restaurant space in San Francisco. Think about what you’ve always wanted your restaurant to look like before renting a space.
Contact us to simplify the process of leasing a restaurant so that you can focus on setting up the establishment you’ve always dreamed of.