Would-be restaurateurs all want to build thriving eateries with loyal customers, writes Fourtopper marketing manager Michael Adams, who shares 10 tips aimed at helping them get a good start. Some are no-brainers -- find a location with heavy foot traffic, offer something different than what's already out there -- while others may not be so obvious, including the advice to launch Facebook and Twitter accounts before you open and start with a small menu that allows staff to get up to speed and you to figure out what your customers want.

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