GE 273 Wed
There are a number of things to consider when opening a hamburger stand. The
first thing I would do is visit locally run hamburger stands and even major food chain
restaurants in the area to see how those are run. This way, I could get some ideas on
what I may need and the best hours to operate my business. In additional, I would
need a DBA license. I will also need a seller’s permit for paying sales tax on my
revenue. I would call my hamburger stand “Doggie Style Burgers”.
My signature burger would be called “Your Position”.
Next, I would need to find the right location for my hamburger stand. There are
several key considerations when locating the appropriate location for a hamburger
stand. Foot traffic is important, so I would try to locate a vacant lot near business districts, busy intersections, or shopping malls. Majority of my business will more than likely come from the business lunch crowd or people out running errands. I would also choose a location that is easily accessible with sufficient parking space. I would also make sure my business sign is eye catching and can be easily seen by onlookers and anyone driving by.
In addition, I will also need a company to purchase all my food and supplies from.
Food items would include hamburger patties, French fries, hot dogs, buns, any type of
condiment the customers may be likely to choose and many different kinds of drinks.
Those wouldn’t be the only food items I would need; cheese, lettuce, tomato,
mayonnaise, mustard, and onion would be other more common food items to be kept as
regular supply in a hamburger stand. Pop would be one of the more popular drinks to
keep in supply, and the most cost effective would probably be to purchase the syrup and
serve as fountain drinks. A few examples of paper supplies that will be needed to run this
hamburger stand would be forks, spoons, knives, napkins, plates, cups, straws, etc....