Experience helps pair fire up Grille

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesESTABLISHED: We took over in 2006.NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: NineDESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: We’re an established neighborhood diner serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have American cuisine, great prices on a variety of egg dishes, sandwiches, salads, full dinners, homemade desserts, beer and wine.IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? YesWHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? As part of an ongoing business plan based on 15 years experience in the restaurant business. BUSINESS NAME: The Magnolia GrilleBUSINESS ADDRESS: 10530 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601PHONE: (818) 766-8698OWNERS: Rodolfo Maravilla and Roberto Salcedo WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? I saw potential over time and exchanged ideas with other businessmen.HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Two years.WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Exchanged ideas and experiences with previous owners.WHAT WERE YOUR START-UP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? $230,000. We refinanced one of our houses.WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? Our family. All of them work in the restaurant business.WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? Nothing.WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? More than $350,000.WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? To run a successful family restaurant that contributes to the community and that future generations of guests will continue to enjoy our great food at affordable prices.To be considered for a small business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3677.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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