How to start a restaurant business in Lagos..

So you have been nurturing the idea of starting your own restaurant business in Lagos for a while but you can’t figure out what to put in place before starting your restaurant business. This article is meant to show you some tips that will guide you in making proper decision when it comes to setting up your own restaurant in Lagos. Basically, some factors needs to be put into consideration when setting up a restaurant in Lagos.


Lets take a look at how to start a restaurant business in Lagos. Here are five major factors

Area of Specialization : Major reason why most restaurants owners failed in business is due to the fact that they don’t have a niche. What type of food do you want to specialize on? What type of food are you good in cooking? It’s paramount that you have an area of specialization because it would serves as your trademark in the business. When you are known for making a particular type of food very well, people will locate you no matter how far your restaurant is  because they want to have a taste of good meal.
I know a woman in computer village whose restaurant specializes in making superb pounded yam, Early in the morning, you will see grown up men lining up to have their own taste of delicious pounded yam.That pounded yam is her own trade mark and thats what she is known for.


Having a Business Plan: Before proceeding to this step, make sure step one has been fully settled. Every business needs a business plan, the purpose of having a business plan is to define what the business is or what it intends to be over time. With a very good business plan, you stand a better chance of attracting investors to provide the capital needed for getting started.A good business plan also allows you to have a certain goals to reach for. If you can write a good business, there lots of material on the INTERNET that can guide you on writing an effective business plan.

Choosing a Location: You don’t want to choose wrong location for your restaurant business in Lagos . Before choosing a location , the following questions needs to be answered correctly
1. How accessible is the location to your customers?
2. How will the location affect your sales volume?
3. Is the location secured or liable to armed robbery attack?
4. Do you have your target audience in that location?

If the answer to the questions above is positive, then you have taken the right step in choosing a location for your restaurant restaurant business in Lagos .

Setting up Your Restaurant: This step is where you need to think of the type of apartment that will best suit your business, the equipment and materials needed to set up your restaurant business.Also, you need to be sure if you will need more hands when the business is established.

Promoting you Business: At the this stage, you will need to promote your business vehemently both on on-line and off-line. You can use Food Listing Websites like to Create more awareness about your restaurant business in Lagos.

We hope you’ll find this article helpful.

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  1. Josephine wilkey

    Thank you very much, I want to start food business, tho I am already into it in small scale but intend to start on a larger scale. Reading this has helped me know better.