Looking for for info how to open my own pho restaurant in Canada. I'm from VN.  


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I hope someone can help me. I live currently in Vietnam but will be able to immigrate to Canada soon. How do I find out about opening my own pho restaurant? Thank you.

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VungTaukid6092
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Hmmm good question. Without more info about you I don't think anyone can tell you how. How is your English (or French depending on where you land in Canada)? Have you experience in pho restaurant business? How much money do you have to invest? These are just some basic questions to start.

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You can read the many articles on lovingpho.com as a start. Here's a list to start: https://www.lovingpho.com/vietnamese-pho-restaurants/

Also get familiar with health codes in the city you plan to live. There are many requirements for food safety that you need to meet.

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It's admirable to want to do this fresh into a new country, but I'd suggest you focus on establishing your new life in Canada first before thinking about doing business, especially a restaurant business. It's not clear what your situation is, how well you speak a new language and how accustomed you are with the new ways of life, but if you don't understand how your new market works then you can hurt yourself more than help it. My 2 cents.

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Opening a new pho restaurant in a new country? There are lots of good suggestions made already. I'd highly recommend you follow them. I also want to add that, without knowing your situation, it's very hard to give any advice or suggestion.

You may already know well the place where you'll locate to or you may not.

You may have a lot of financial resources or you may not.

You may have good command of the new language or you may not.

You may have a high level of understanding of pho, of restaurant, and of business in general, or you may not.

You may have decent knowledge of the new country's ways of doing business and the tax laws and other regulations.

The spectrum ranges from knowing absolutely nothing about the topics mentioned above, to having excellent command of those subject matters. Your own situation probably falls somewhere in this spectrum, and knowing where you are can help people help you.

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Hmmm it's good to plan ahead but restaurant business is one of the toughest. I'm not in the business myself but if you're coming to Canada from Vietnam then why not look at all options that Canada has to offer before settling on a very difficult business?

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I love it when people ask an important question but don't care to give enough detail for people to help them.

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So do you have some experience in pho restaurant or restaurant in general? Not making any judgement here but it will help others help guide you.

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I know someone who actually did this, or tried to do this. The result is less than great for many reasons including some mentioned above. The bottom line is yes one can do it if one wants it bad enough, but without the proper preparation, knowledge and skills, the restaurant will either fail quickly, or the owner will just try to fix things as they go and it lingers unprofitably for many years.

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@hb2619

Agree with this. In my experience, restaurants don't fail all of a sudden without first showing signs of trouble. The problem is owners rarely see their own trouble while others can. And many problems exist even before the owners actually start to process of building their restaurants.

That's why I do what I do to help owners, but in all cases the owners must recognize that they need help themselves. It's admirable the OP asks the question but without providing more specifics about his/her situation, I don't think anyone can reply with anything useful, except maybe "don't do it" based on the info provided.

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