Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Online Operation? No
Starting and operating a deli has manyadvantages over a traditional restaurant including lower startup costs,shorter operating hours and lower operating overheads. The best delisnot only sell varied meats, cheeses and other gourmet foods, but alsoprovide customers with a lunch delivery service, a few seats and tablesfor the sit-down lunch crowd and take-out catering options includingcold meat and cheese trays. Noteworthy is the fact that many deliproprietors choose a theme for their business such as a New York-styledeli, a British deli or a German deli. Ideal operating locations fordelis are generally found in office districts, industrial malls andmall food courts. The key to success in this type of competitive foodbusiness is to provide customers with excellent quality products,exceptional service and a varied menu that’ll appeal to a large segmentof the population.