How much does it cost to open a restaurant?
You’ve got an enterprising mind and passion for food. But a number of questions arise when you decide to go for it and start your own restaurant. First and foremost: "how much does it cost to open a restaurant?" Or maybe you’re wondering: "how much does it cost to open a pizza shop or start a deli?" Or "how much it may cost to start a high-end restaurant with unique fare?" The answers to those questions vary. The average restaurant startup cost is $275,000 or $3,046 per seat for a leased building. Bump that up to $425,000 or $3,734 per seat—if you want to own the building.
Our restaurant startup costs checklist breaks down all the costs you’ll need to consider to make your dream a reality.