FT. PIERCE – Want to know how a family owned, independent restaurant survives the recession of 2008?
Look at Dale’s Real Pit Bar B Q in Fort Pierce, Florida. Founded in 1962, and hickory smoked, they keep prices low, service friendly, and bathrooms clean.
They put some local high school team pictures on the wall, and some advertisements under lacquer on the tables.
And then people come.
These recipes for small restaurant success are regularly ignored, but easily found if you visit a successful local establishment. The best thing is to go in and observe what is right about the place, and do it yourself.
The recipes for a successful restaurant are not difficult in principle, but they are difficult to execute.