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Pho Restaurant Business Plan, Part 3: The Nuts and Bolts

February 10, 2015

Your successful pho restaurant starts even before serving your first bowl of pho. A successful pho restaurant starts with a solid business plan and a detailed financials called the pro forma. These two documents form the foundation for your new pho restaurant. They may require a lot of work but no one says opening a restaurant is ever easy. Here are guidelines to help you get started to make estimates about your new pho restaurant.

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Pho Restaurant Business Plan, Part 2: What’s Sexy About It?

February 4, 2015

Both a business plan and pro forma for your pho restaurant serve as a critical tool to run your new business successfully. They force you to look at all important aspects of your pho restaurant during the early stage of development, and to work out solutions before you spend a dime on purchasing services and hardware. Spending the proper time creating them will keep you on track with your restaurant development.

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Pho Restaurant Business Plan, Part 1: What Is It Anyway?

January 30, 2015

Do you have a pho restaurant business plan? Most aspiring pho entrepreneurs don’t. But it’s very important that you create one before doing anything else as you plan to open your own pho restaurant.

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Secret Ingredients For Pho: Revealed

December 23, 2014

Are there such thing as secret pho ingredients? Let’s take a look at what may constitute a pho secret ingredient. Pho is as much about tradition as it is about adaptation. At the adaptation end, when you have something as good and as easily customizable as pho, you can’t stop people from messing around with it. And they do. At the other end, there are actually pho secrets that can kick up your pho a notch or two while still keeping it traditional.

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What Is Real, Authentic Pho?

December 13, 2014

What is real, authentic pho and how do I make it? This is the question I get asked often. In this post, I discuss important characteristics of real, authentic pho. The definition is very strict and takes into account important elements that, when combined together, contribute to the awesomeness of real, authentic pho. It also takes into account consideration of changing market and environment and time and place.

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Half Off Pho – Why 50% Off Are Not Such Good Pho Deals

December 10, 2014

You see these 50% off pho all over the place these days. They proliferate primarily in large Asian communities where competition is fierce for deal-seeking customers. Half-off pho bo; 50% off pho ga all day; 50% on both pho bo and pho ga. So what’s not so cool about this? Let take a look.

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Pho Restaurant Customer Satisfaction and Complaints

November 2, 2014

There are good pho restaurants and there are bad pho restaurants. Those doing good business are doing something right and will stay in business a long time. Those sitting empty will probably close shop soon. A key determining factor for a pho restaurant’s success is customer satisfaction and complaints. Here’s a look at some customer complaints, what they really mean, and how to fix them.

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Secrets To Making And Serving Great Pho In Your Restaurant

August 14, 2014

Among the many important things you have to deal with when opening your own pho restaurant, serving great pho is at the top of the list. It’s easy to lose track of what you’re doing with everything going on leading up to a grand opening. Here are secrets to making and serving great pho to help refocus your attention to things that really help make your pho restaurant a success.

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Up-Sell Specialist – Would This Work in a Pho Restaurant?

July 1, 2014

The vast majority of pho restaurants are fast-casual or quick-service restaurants, serving excellent and delicious food and very fast. And because of the affordable (read: low) prices, total customers served and table-turn are everything. For this reason, an up-sell specialist may either slow things down, or be too novel of an idea for many Vietnamese and pho restaurants notoriously known for bad or non-existent service.

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Beef Pho, Chicken Pho, Men, Women: A Complex Relationship

June 28, 2014

It’s common knowledge that beef pho is the most popular pho. But at any given time, do you notice that men are likely to go for pho bo (beef pho) and women like pho ga (chicken pho) when given the choice? What about vegan pho? Many pho restaurants concentrate on making only good beef pho, and serve chicken and vegan pho only as an afterthought. Here’s how you understand your pho customers and serve what they want.

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