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Best Restaurant Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

Our list of some of the best Restaurant books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

Your First Restaurant – An Essential Guide: How to plan, research, analyze, finance, open, and operate your own wildly-succesful eatery. (2017)

 Best Restaurant Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfIf you are thinking about, or anywhere in the process of, opening a restaurant, this guide will be invaluable to you. The author embarked on a career as a restaurateur in middle age, with no prior restaurant experience and not much capital. Within four years he opened three original and quirky restaurants, each of which has become a thriving success.
Author(s): Daniel Holmes Boardman

Restaurant Concepts, Management and Operations, Eighth Edition (2017)

 Best Restaurant Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfRestaurant Concepts, Management, and Operations, 8th Edition takes the reader from the initial idea to the grand opening. It features comprehensive, applications-based coverage of all aspects of developing, opening, and running a restaurant.
Author(s): John R. Walker

Restaurant Financial Basics (2002)

 Best Restaurant Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfA complete, practical guide to managing restaurant business finances One of the keys to a successful restaurant business is strong financial management. This book equips readers with the tools needed to manage the finances of foodservice establishments effectively.
Author(s): Raymond S. Schmidgall , David K. Hayes , et al.

Zagat 2020 New York City Restaurants: Special 40th Anniversary Edition (Zagat Survey New York City Restaurants) (2019)

 Best Restaurant Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfRatings and reviews for NYC’s best restaurants as voted on by trusted diners. Since its inception in 1979, Zagat has become the most useful and reliable resource in restaurant discovery. Zagat’s short, pithy reviews make deciding on a restaurant easy, quick, and most of all entertaining. The Zagat 2020 New York City Restaurants guide includes intel on more than 1,400 restaurants across the five boroughs, and hundreds of restaurant indexes sorted by location, cuisine, or special occasion.
Author(s): Zagat, Danny Meyer

Restaurant & Bar Marketing: The no bulls#it guide to improving guest counts (2018)

 Best Restaurant Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe “Experts” are lying to you.  A real, raw and relevant look at the reality of marketing your bar or restaurant in today’s noisy online world.  Learn why social media marketing has lost its effectiveness over the years and how content marketing can give you a simple, much-needed edge.  Master the Fishbowl vs.
Author(s): Erik Shellenberger

Your Restaurant Sucks!: Embrace The Suck. Unleash Your Restaurant. Become Outstanding. (2017)

 Best Restaurant Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfIt is an international best seller and received the 2019 Industry Book & Author of the Year Award by Nightclub & Bar. Author Donald Burns was born in the family of a chef. His knowledge in running a restaurant not only comes from his technical skills but his life-long experience also. Your Restaurant Sucks! is not your usual guide on how to run a restaurant. Most probably it is not what you expect so be warned.
Author(s): Donald Burns

Running a Restaurant For Dummies (2019)

 Best Restaurant Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfRunning a Restaurant For Dummies (9781119605454) was previously published as Running a Restaurant For Dummies (9781118027929). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.
Author(s): Michael Garvey , Andrew G. Dismore, et al.

Keto Restaurant Favorites: More Than 175 Tasty Classic Recipes Made Fast, Fresh, and Healthy (1) (2017)

 Best Restaurant Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe ketogenic diet has taken the world by storm, and deservedly so: its results in helping people lose weight, manage chronic health conditions, and simply feel great are unmatched. Bestselling cookbook author Maria Emmerich sits at the forefront of the keto movement and has become the go-to source for high-fat, low-carb recipes that both please the palate and nourish the body.
Author(s): Maria Emmerich

How to Start, Run & Grow a Successful Restaurant Business: A Lean Startup Guide (2017)

 Best Restaurant Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfHow to Start, Run & Grow a Successful Restaurant BusinessA Lean Startup GuideLet’s start your restaurant legacy right now, right here!National chains and single independent restaurants all started with an individual and an idea. A concept. A dream.Small ideas can grow into big business. Who would have thought that a guy with a milkshake machine could start a hamburger empire?
Author(s): Tim Hoffman

Starting and Running a Restaurant (Idiot’s Guides) (2015)

 Best Restaurant Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfAround 90% of all new restaurants fail in the first year of operation. Many owners think they have the perfect idea, but they have terrible business plans, location, or other issues.
Author(s): Jody Pennette, Elizabeth Keyser

QuickBooks for Restaurants a Bookkeeping and Accounting Guide: A Must-Have QuickBooks Guide for Restaurant Owners and Operators (2019)

 Best Restaurant Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfRestaurants are notorious for their low margins and even lower success rates. It’s no surprise that restaurant owners and operators are usually stressed out. Many wonder if they can ever truly break the cycle of a runaway payroll or ever-increasing food and beverage costs.
Author(s): Zachary Weiner

Best Restaurant Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some restaurant books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Indian Slow Cooker Cookbook: Top 100 Indian Slow Cooker Recipes from Restaurant Classics to Innovative Modern Indian Recipes All Easily Made At Home in a Slow Cooker

Author(s): Myra Gupta
ID: 2305362, Publisher: Independently published, Year: 23 Nov 2017, Size: 261 Kb, Format: epub

Copycat Recipes: Delicious, Quick, Healthy and Easy to Follow Cookbook For Making Your Favorite Restaurant Dishes at Home. Including Cooking Techniques for Beginners From Appetizers to Desserts.

Author(s): Barrel, Emily
ID: 2714215, Publisher: , Year: 220, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Have You Eaten Yet? : Stories from Chinese Restaurants Around the World

Author(s): Cheuk Kwan
ID: 3245779, Publisher: Douglas and McIntyre (2013) Ltd., Year: 2022, Size: 5 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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