Do not attempt to open a restaurant without reading Kitchen Confidential.
You know Anthony Bourdain as the host of No Reservations, but before that TV gig, he was a multidecade veteran of the restaurant biz.
This book focuses on his initiation into the restaurant industry - both as a worker and later as an owner. It is invaluable reading for anyone thinking - like some of my entrepreneur students - of opening a restaurant or bar.
This is how it goes down - the rhythm of work, your inevitably dysfunctional staff, how the kitchen is run, how to pay for food and secure supplies, etc...
A lot of hilarious and insightful information.