Updated 01-31-19. I help aspiring restaurateurs open and operate their own Vietnamese pho restaurants. Below are examples of the wide range of areas I've help people achieve success in their restaurant businesses. Hopefully this will give you an idea of what's required to open a pho restaurant properly.
Regardless of level of experience of the owner and the complexity of the project, we almost always touch on each of the following areas at a minimum:
Business plan, financial projection/pro forma, profit/loss analysis, and payback strategies,
Lease negotiation, business licensing, health and building regulations,
Pho kitchen design, floor plan drawing, kitchen equipment selection,
Professional pho restaurant operation for profit, how to find and train FOH and BOH staff, how to reduce food & labor costs,
Menu design, inventory control, cost control, customer service,
Marketing, promotion, customer loyalty programs, dealing with competition.