Juggling 101: How to get a bank to say ‘yes’ to a loan, despite the fact you’re a restaurant

Trying to obtain bank financing, equipment leasing or even vendor financing for a restaurant is one of the biggest challenges in the business world. Each week I hear from local restaurateurs who have either hit the wall and need some liquidity because it’s a slow time of year or have been undercapitalized from the start. […]

Casual Dining – The Financial Fix

Obviously, the casual dining world has its ups and downs. Right now we are in a down period, with some major players struggling the last few years. There seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel, as reflected in Applebee’s recent performance—nothing stellar, but a slight uptick. But there really is no […]