A business opportunity has come up to start a small restaurant (with possible catering opportunities) in the Buffalo area. This guy owns a bar with a full commercial kitchen attached to it and is looking to rent out the kitchen/ dining room. He has been asking us to rent it from him ever since we met him this winter. We've passed each time. He's had three people come in and try to run something out of this kitchen since then. For one reason or another, he has asked them to leave. He just called us again, offering great terms on rent and wanting to work with us no matter what. The place could have fantastic potential, but then again, it could not.
My husband and I are both chefs, lots of experience. We are both currently unemployed, but have had several good interviews, recently.
It's the age old question in this business... Work for yourself or work for someone else?