Thinking of starting a restaurant?

8 tips for anyone thinking of starting a restaurant


There are so many things to consider when opening a restaurant in Ireland. Like starting any new business, it is good to get as much information as you can from people with experience of the industry you’re investing your time and money into. Many experts in the restaurant industry come from different perspectives and you can always leverage something from their advice. James McCarthy co-founder of Flipdish has experience of talking and working with literally 1000s of restaurant owners over the last few years.

If you really want to invest a lot of time and money in the research I would go to China they are like 10 to 15 years ahead. Everything is very technology driven and automated.

James McCarthy – Co-founder of Flipdish

Flipdish provides an ordering platform for restaurants, delis, and takeaways. In his role as co-founder, he gets great insights into the problems that current restaurant owners face. Therefore he has in-depth knowledge to help potential new restaurant owners think about aspects of restaurant ownership that they may not have considered.

James takes us through 8 Tips he has in this Inc60™ podcast. The last tip is a really interesting recommendation and a definite discussion point for any business.

Listen to the podcast – Thinking of starting a restaurant?

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Podcast Notes

Example by James of good restaurant branding – Sprout & Co


Entrepreneur, James McCarthy is co-founder and head of sales at Flipdish. Having founded a six figure e-commerce business called, James understands the challenges that entrepreneurs face. Fast-forward to his current role, Flipdish is laser-focused on helping foodservice businesses succeed by developing customised online ordering websites and apps for them. Alongside brother, co-founder and CEO, Conor McCarthy, Flipdish has over 1000 customers and operates in over 12 countries.