Restaurant Pre Opening Checklist


This document is designed to help you navigate through the different stages of opening your new business.

Excel versions of this document are available.

See below for a sample of this document.

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This document is broken down into 3 main “stages”(see tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet):

• Design and Build – 10 weeks
• Pre opening (phase 1) – 4 – 6 weeks prior to opening
• Pre opening (phase 2) – to be completed before opening after stage 1 has been ticked off

Pre opening (phase 1) can run concurrently with the Design and Build phase with many items reliant on completion from the previous stage.

Pre opening (phase 2) focuses on ensuring that alI of the “little” tasks get done before opening the doors to the public.