Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Franchises Available? Yes
Online Operation? No
One price, all-you-can-eat buffet-stylerestaurants have become extremely popular with the budget-mindeddinning crowd. Unlike a typical restaurant, a buffet restaurant has onemajor benefit for the operator–shorter work hours. Typically, buffetrestaurants cater to lunch and supper diners and do not open until 11a.m. and are closed by 9 p.m. Based on volume, a buffet restaurant canbe very profitable, as often the operating overheads are much lowerthan similarly-sized restaurants, simply due to the fact that feweremployees are required to run the business. Additionally, wholesalefood items can also be purchased for lower cost based on volume buying,which adds up to beefed up profits.