How much money does it take to open a restaurant?? That is the question that anyone who is planning to start a restaurant business is interested in. Long Phuong Porcelain will help you to account in detail the costs to invest, as well as share the successful restaurant business experience.

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How much does it cost to run a restaurant?

1. How much money does it take to open a restaurant? What are the costs like?

1.1 Cost of renting business premises 

How much capital does it take to open a restaurant?

The first cost is the cost of renting the premises. Normally, the cost of renting the premises will account for about 30% in your total restaurant opening budget. And you need to deposit at least 3 months in cash in advance. 

The cost of renting a space is high or low depending on the location, area, renovation status, convenient traffic, parking space or not, long rental period, etc.

To choose the right location, based on your target customers as well as the business model you target. 

In order to avoid being "lost" as well as being able to negotiate with the landlord, consider carefully the items that need to be renovated, to lower the rent as low as possible. 

thuê mặt bằng kinh doanh
The cost of renting space occupies a fairly large budget.

1.2 Cost of business license 

Once you have a business location, the next step is to register your business. 

In order for the store to operate smoothly as well as enough documents to present to the inspection agency later, your restaurant needs a business license, a certificate of food safety and hygiene and a fire protection certificate. 

So how much capital does it take to get a business license when opening a restaurant?

  • Business license fee if you are a household business is 490.000đ. And if it's a business, it will 690.000đ
  • Certificate of food hygiene and safety from 2.900.000đ.
  • Fire protection paper from 1.490.000đ

Therefore, you need at least about 5 million won to complete all kinds of business paperwork. 

giấy phép kinh doanh
For a restaurant to operate legally, don't forget to get a business license!

1.3 Cost of decor design

How much does it cost to design decor when opening a restaurant? 

This cost will depend on the style as well as the business model that you aim for. If the restaurant is designed simply, not fussy, the cost for this item will be low. But if you want to invest luxury restaurant then the requirements for interior design will also have to be more advanced. 

Usually, the cost of decor and design will account for about 5-10% of the capital budget. Some items to invest in include:

  • Cost of logo and sign design: This cost depends a lot on the sign material as well as design requirements, but the lowest is from 5.000.000đ above. 
  • Cost of construction and repair of premises: depending on the business model and style, this cost ranges from 15.000.000đ – 30.000.000đ.
  • The cost of buying decorations: also depends on the design style, but the lowest is about 10.000.000đ
  • Cost of buying tables and chairs: depending on the material and design style of the restaurant, this cost ranges from about 5,000,000 VND / 20 sets of tables and chairs / for an area of ​​80m2
chi phí thiết kế
The cost of restaurant design depends on the size and style of the restaurant.

1.4 Cost of buying tools

In order to save costs in the long run, this item needs to be invested in modern and highly durable equipment. 

Reception and customer service area

This area is considered the face of the restaurant, directly related to the customer experience. Therefore, you should invest and choose carefully. This cost includes the following items:

  • Fan / air conditioning system: minimum from 5 – 10,000,000 VND / piece.
  • Containers bowls and chopsticks, tissue paper, spices, decorative flower vases: about 2,000,000 VND.
  • Sales support equipment such as machines 

Kitchen area:

This is an area that consumes quite a lot of budget. Make a list of the types of supplies and tools that need to be purchased as well as the quantity. Then find out a reputable supplier before ordering. 

This category includes:

  • Freezer and fruit and vegetable storage cabinets: from 20 – 50.000.000đ.
  • Exhaust system: approx 20.000.000đ.
  • Cooking system: 20.000.000đ
chi phí mua dụng cụ
Should invest in good tools to reduce maintenance costs.

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1.5 Cost of buying dishes 

The cost of buying dishes is not too expensive. To ensure the safety of diners' health, as well as create a highlight for the restaurant, increase the culinary experience, please using Long Phuong high-class porcelain dishes

  • Long Phuong Porcelain is a unit specializing in manufacturing and supplying all kinds of household porcelain for restaurants and hotels across Vietnam. 
  • Long Phuong porcelain products are periodically checked to ensure no residues of heavy metal chemicals, safe for users' health. 
  • Product variety and utility. With more than 500 product models, convenient and suitable for the needs of restaurants. 
  • With high quality and elegant white porcelain, Long Phuong's products are extremely durable. At the same time, it is very easy to replace when broken or chipped. 
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Long Phuong Porcelain - a manufacturer and supplier of dishes for prestigious and quality hotels and restaurants.

1.6 Cost of purchasing raw materials

Chi phí mua nguyên vật liệu khi How much money does it take to open a restaurant? is the concern of many people. In fact, this cost will depend on the business situation, the number of guests of each restaurant. But to bring the best dishes to customers, you should look for addresses that provide diverse ingredients and ensure safety and hygiene. The cost of fresh ingredients falls into about 2 - 5,000,000 VND / day. And dry ingredients about 2- 3,000,000 VND / month.

In the first days of opening, you should prepare carefully and quality materials. Don't be afraid to import the freshest ingredients to serve your customers. The first impression of diners will be very important in customer retention. 

After the opening time, the number of visitors will gradually stabilize, and you can calculate the amount of materials consumed. But don't calculate too closely. There should be raw materials in reserve, in case of sudden crowded days. 

To save budget, dry ingredients such as spices, cooking oil, fish sauce, can import in bulk to get preferential prices. 

chi phí mua nguyên vật liệu
Invest in fresh ingredients to retain customers.

1.7 Cost of hiring staff

You won't be able to do everything alone. Therefore, the question "How much money does it take to open a restaurant?“It is impossible not to mention the cost of hiring personnel. 

This cost includes: cost of recruitment, training, salary for personnel. The cost of recruitment and training will be about 1-2 million/person. In addition, depending on the size of the restaurant, the number of employees will vary. Salary paid to employees in a restaurant will include:

  • Service staff: about 5-7,000,000 VND / month.
  • Kitchen staff: about 7-8,000,000 VND / month.
  • Chef: from 15 – 30,000,000 VND / month depending on qualifications. 
chi phí nhân sự
Train professional staff to best serve customers.

1.8 Media advertising costs 

How much does advertising cost when opening a restaurant? 

In order for your restaurant's image to reach more customers, your restaurant needs marketing. Common marketing activities such as handing out flyers, making banners, gift cards, discounts, maintaining social media platforms, etc. 

In the early stages, to bring the brand closer to customers, this cost will be quite expensive. But you should also spend only about 10 – 20.000.000đ Just for this cost. 

chi phí truyền thông
In order for your brand to reach more customers, invest in advertising during the opening hours.

1.9 Operating costs and risk provisions

Before the business becomes profitable, restaurants often suffer losses for a period of 3 months to half a year. Therefore, to maintain the operation of the restaurant, you need to have an initial operating cost and risk provision.

According to the experience of the forerunners. Before the shop operates stably, you need to have an estimate of the space fee, staff salary, and the cost of electricity - water - gas, maintenance of equipment and tools. You need to prepare about 100 – 200.000.000đ for this cost. 

At this point, you have the answer to the question "How much capital does it take to open a restaurant?" and that. You need to prepare at least from 500,000,000 VND or more với một The restaurant has an area of ​​​​50-100m2

That is not a small amount of money. Therefore, to have a successful restaurant business, you need to carefully prepare this initial investment cost. As well as having a plan to use and allocate capital reasonably. 

chi phí vận hành mở một nhà hàng cần bao nhiêu vốn
It is necessary to have a budget for the business to run smoothly, without interruption.

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2. Some notes to open a successful restaurant

When you have answered the question "How much money does it take to open a restaurant?”,  you should refer to the following notes to facilitate your business:

  • Define mô hình kinh doanh của nhà hàng. Investment capital more or less will depend greatly and what the business model is: is it a vegetarian restaurant, a popular restaurant, a high-class restaurant, a hot pot buffet or a fast food…
  • Training Employees. Staff will be the person who directly serves customers on your behalf. Therefore, it is necessary to train staff to be professional, attentive and with a high sense of responsibility. 
  • Attractive menu design. The menu is the soul of the restaurant. To retain old customers and attract new customers, you need to be flexible in building or changing the menu to best suit the tastes of your customers. 
  • Looking for partners to supply stable, diversified and quality raw materials. 
  • Cleverly allocate budget to suit each category. 
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The success of a restaurant depends on many factors, including capital.

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3. Some questions related to how much capital is required to open a restaurant?

Questions 1: How much capital is required to open a buffet restaurant?

Reply: According to the above calculation method, the average capital for a buffet restaurant is about 500 million VND. The amount of capital may be lower if it is a popular, small-scale buffet restaurant. But it will be higher if the restaurant scale is large, the number of customers is high, the cost of space is high…

Question 2: How much capital does it take to open a seafood restaurant?

Reply: A small-scale popular seafood restaurant with a capital of about 200 million VND. If the scale is large and more advanced, the capital will be from 500 million to billions of dong. 

Question 3: How much capital does it take to open a hot pot restaurant?

Reply: With the above items, a popular and medium-sized hot pot restaurant needs at least 400 million VND in capital. 

4. Conclusion 

Hopefully, with the information that Long Phuong Porcelain vừa cung cấp, bạn đọc đã trả lời được câu hỏi “How much money does it take to open a restaurant?”. Chúc bạn kinh doanh thành công! 

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