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Pre-Opening Critical Path | Guide & Template


Opening a restaurant is an extraordinarily complicated endeavor, filled with time-sensitive and interrelated tasks that rely on the coordinated effort of many internal and external stakeholders to complete successfully. Salt & Roe’s Pre-Opening Critical Path breaks this long-term commitment down into bite-sized pieces. It also...

  • Outlines each step of the pre-opening process 
  • Indicates how the pre-opening process is typically sequenced
  • Provides a centralized place to track assigned tasks and deadlines
  • Offers a complete overview of the status of your project 
  • Reduces overwhelm by making this many-phased process clear and concrete

WHAT YOU'LL GET for $495:

  • A comprehensive PDF guide that explains what this tool should be used for, exactly how to customize it for your project, when to implement it, and suggestions for other supportive pre-opening resources based on our decades of experience opening successful hospitality businesses
  • An editable, interactive Excel document that will serve as the map to get you from where you are now all the way through a successful opening day 


This resource is for anyone who is leading the opening of a high-performing, profitable, and purpose-driven hospitality business.

It is not too early to purchase and start using this resource up to 1 year before you anticipate opening in an effort to track your progress and hold team members accountable. 

Curious about our Pre-Opening Critical Path but not sure if it’s worth shelling out $495 on a spreadsheet?

You don't have to take our word for it! Here's what one of our clients had to say about working with this resource:

This is a life saving tool. 100% I would encourage someone who’s thinking about buying Salt & Roe’s Pre-Opening Critical Path to do it! Especially because you really can easily customize the templates to adapt to whatever project you are working on. There were at least 4-5 items on there that were buried deep in the back of my mind and needed to be resurfaced. The way that the document is formatted is a dream. It only takes a brief tutorial for staff members to feel comfortable enough to begin using it daily. I have customized The Path dramatically for many openings now to great success, leading teams to stay on track with their tasks and deadlines.

Amy Reynolds | Principal at DeVee LLC in San Francisco