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Everything you need to consider in choosing a restaurant space

Posted by IPS Commercial on July 27, 2022

When starting any kind of business, you need to carefully review everything before making any sort of decision. This is especially true when you’re setting up a restaurant for success since you have to analyze the business and its competitors. When you’ve already figured out the nitty gritty of the business and are ready to take it a step forward to launch it, one thing you need to make sure of is that you have a good location for your restaurant.

To find a great space for your restaurant, you have to consider a number of factors before deciding on one and setting up your business. We’ve curated the top things you need to consider so continue reading below to set your business up for success.

Check if it’s the right location

In all real estate properties, whether you are buying or renting one, the first thing you have  to check is if you have the right location. Your restaurant business will need a lot of foot traffic, in an area booming with customers who can easily see it. While you still need to do a lot of marketing to promote your business, a restaurant needs to be in the right area for customers to come trickling in.

You can check if it’s the right location by seeing how the neighborhood is like and asking around other business owners or residents in the area. Check the listings in IPS Cambodia to find the right restaurant space for you.

Determine if the rent is within your budget

Great restaurant spaces can have steep prices, especially if the area is within the central business district. However, it is important to consider the affordability of the rent for your restaurant space. Make sure that the monthly rent for the space works for your finances for the long run especially considering that most business leases are long term for two or more years.

Moreover, when you’re creating a monthly rental budget that works for you, make sure that it’s not too tight with other finances. If it is, it might make your monthly finances difficult if miscellaneous fees come up.

See if it has great safety protocols

Setting your business up for success includes ensuring that safety protocols for the restaurant space are in place. Here are some of the safety protocols that you need to check:

  • Sprinklers
  • Proper ventilation
  • Fire alarms
  • Good wirings
  • Accessibility for handicaps

Take note that if your future restaurant space doesn’t have great safety protocols, possible complications might happen. For example, if there is a problem with wirings that you overlooked during prior research and it accidentally electrocutes someone, you’re liable for civil cases.

Review the lease terms carefully

Similar to other properties, reviewing the lease terms is an important factor you can never overlook. Make sure that you properly review it with a lawyer considering that a lease agreement is binding.

Do your research

Besides checking the other factors, you need to do your own diligence on the restaurant space that you’re eyeing. Check what businesses previously rented the space as part of its history as well as confirm with other restaurant owners what their experiences are to ensure that you’re only making the right decisions.


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