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Investing In The Restaurant Business

Investing In The Restaurant Business
Fancy a gamble?
Have you always fancied opening your own restaurant?

Who hasn't? Let me guess... you know the perfect location, the type of food to be sold and even the décor of the place! Well, you also probably know that it is one of the riskiest business ventures to undertake and that more restaurants fail and close than any other type of business.

We at LondonEats.com know, as we have to delete or change the name of many restaurants on our website every month. So, what can you do to lower the risk? Well, there are training courses in restaurant management available but, there is no substitute for on the job experience and that can mean starting at the bottom and working your way up which may take several years.

Alternatively, you can also limit your risk by buying into other people's established restaurants or on a higher level still, buying shares on the stock market in a restaurant franchise.

Below, are a selection of the more famous London stock market quoted restaurant brands, chains and franchises and the opinion of the finan

Buying and selling shares is now easier than ever before as there are lots of on-line share dealing companies such as; comdirect, TD Waterhouse, Halifax Share Dealing, iDealing.com, IMIWeb and Share People. LondonEats.com currently use Merrill Lynch HSBC as brokers.


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