Get the right people in the right place.
Hospitality is a time-consuming business and will rely a lot on relation with people (guests, staff, suppliers). Therefore, it is vital that you create a trusted team around you. Get a business partner could be a good way to split the workload. Focus on creating an enjoyable atmosphere where anyone will be able to thrive and stay with you along the journey.
Finally, get some specialists to support your journey and launch. Social media has taken an important role in the success of any restaurant and our customers eats with their phone first. Except if you have a strong knowledge of social media, invest in some support.
Location, location, location!
Not every location is a good location. Consider the demographic your concept is aiming for. Do you need a large foot fall or a more premium neighbourhood? Is your venue a pure destination? Can you operate from a basement, or does it require a large street frontage?
It is well worth engaging a specialist agent who will have direct access to institutional and traditional landlords. He will negotiate the best deal and guide you through several options. But just remember to spend some time on the ground and look at foot fall, demographic of resident, other businesses around. This gives you insight into the various services potentials.