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My name is Tina. I am not a chef, although I don't do too badly in my own kitchen.  The biggest reason I joined this forum is to learn about the industry a little bit.  I work for a non-profit agency whose mission is to bring some new life to our little city in central PA. What better way to do that than to attract a new and hopefully unique restaurant or two?  The problem is I have no idea how to do that so here I am.  Any advice anyone has is greatly appreciated.  Are there websites or other chat rooms?  ANYTHING.  Thanks for listening and God Bless.
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Tina, (did you know your name is a acronym?) demographics, know your target clientele AND the competition. E.g., if you’re in a towns little Italy another Italian themed restaurant might not be the best choice due to saturation. Gastro pubs are a huge theme with proven staying power. Somewhat upscale pub food using local ingredients, local suppliers and local craft beers will involve the community AND give you free advertising. As far as other resources I’d check with the local Sysco distributor and your local beer and wine distributors as they know what they sell, to whom and what in the restaurant biz is working. Btw, where in PA?, have friends and some family from Carnegie, just curious.

Good luck and Cheers!

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