"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail" - Benjamin Franklin
"Pick a theme and work it to exhaustion; it must be something you truly love or truly hate" - Dorothea Lange
“Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.” - Gary Snyder
Finances and Budget
"Full-service restaurants at all levels spent about 32 percent of each dollar on the cost of food and beverages, 33 percent on salaries and wages, and from 5 percent to 6 percent on restaurant occupancy costs. Profit margins, however, varied according to the cost of the average check per person. Those with checks under $15 showed a profit of 3 percent. Those with checks from $15 to $24.99 boasted the highest profit margin at 3.5 percent. Finally, those with checks of $25 and over had the lowest profits, at 1.8 percent."