Must-Have Personality Traits to Run a Successful Restaurant

By Michael Garvey, Andrew G. Dismore, Heather Dismore

Part of Running a Restaurant For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Running a restaurant requires more than solid business skills and the willingness to work hard. Making your restaurant a success starts with the right attitude and these personality traits:

  • Tolerance

  • Business sense

  • Positive energy

  • Leadership skills

  • Schmoozability

  • Passion

  • Presence

  • Persistence

  • Ability to balance your life inside and outside the restaurant