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    Who doesn’t like French fries?? There used to be a small French fry restaurant in my neighbourhood, selling only French fries and cool drinks, but boy, they were the best fries in the whole universe!

    This restaurant has been closed for years now, and then it was bought and transformed into an ice cream parlor, but it didn’t last long. I’m thinking about maybe getting a loan to purchase the place, and start my own little fry restaurant.

    I’ll need to buy some kitchen equipment too, but I don’t know much about that. I know that Nella Cutlery is a great company that offers kitchen equipment and supplies, and you can even buy used equipment if you’re lucky, but I’m not too sure what to buy… What would I need exactly to start my restaurant? More than just a big fryer, right?

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    That’s a nice idea, trying to revive a restaurant that you loved! But why did it close in the first place? Maybe it didn’t have enough customers, so it could be risky to open it again, don’t you think?

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    You’ll need a fryer for sure, and you should get a quality one. Then you’ll need something to peel the potatoes, and cut them. I think that’s pretty much what you’ll need… The size of the equipment needed depends on how many portions of fries you expect to be preparing each day, of course.

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    Thanks, that’s really helpful! I was sure I would need more stuff than that, it’s encouraging, especially if I can get a lease on a great fryer.

    Oh, and to answer your question, the restaurant closed back then because the owner wanted to retire, and he found no one to buy it from him so he had no choice but to close.

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    Will you really just be serving French fries if you do open that restaurant? I mean yes, French fries are good, but I wouldn’t feel like eating just that, you know… Maybe you could add a few items to your menu? Your restaurant would probably be more successful if you did…

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    You’ll need some sort of dishwasher too… Or at least a big sink so you can keep your fryer and other equipment squeaky clean.

    And then you’ll need to buy dishes and utensils, unless you want to use disposable ones. I guess you’d also need some sort of drink dispenser… that’s all I can think of for now!

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    Thank you!

    And yeah, I thought about maybe serving hot dogs too, but then I would need more equipment… Maybe I’ll start with the fries, and if it all goes well I’ll see what else I can add to the menu.

    I’m thinking about it more and more, and I think it could really be a fun adventure, I could even get a few of my friends involved!

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    Yes, owning a restaurant can be a lot of fun, but it also comes with a lot of stress… You need to be aware of that, and to be sure you’re ready to commit before you go ahead with your project.

    I bought a franchise with my sister a few years ago, and it didn’t take too long before we figured out the restaurant owner life was not for us.

    So before you buy the place and start considering buying kitchen equipment, make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into.

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    Thanks for the advice, but yeah, I’ve been giving it a lot of thoughts in the last few days and I think I’m ready for it. Maybe it will be exhausting but I think it will also be very rewarding.