In the early 2000s, Sabine and René von Reth dreamed of opening the very first Bavarian Restaurant and Beerhouse in the UK. The odds seemed to be against them:
- They did not have any experience in the hospitality business.
- They did not have any investors.
- They were not even… well… Bavarians!
This is the story of how, from 2004 to 2018, the two pioneers bootstrapped their first Bavarian event in a Malaysian restaurant, then sold their possessions to finance their first “Bavarian Beerhouse” in London. They eventually expanded their business to become the UK’s most successful German Restaurant chain with three locations resulting in a multi-million-dollar revenue.
They laughed and cried.
They made mistakes and learned from them.
They met fascinating people… plus a few scammers.
They had ups and downs.
Along the way, they became experts in their field and are now gearing up to take their concept worldwide and share their knowledge with other entrepreneurs… and interested readers!
Their story offers a fascinating and motivating behind-the-scenes view of the hospitality business, with a lot of helpful information for gastronomy startups. If you have ever dreamed of opening your own restaurant, pub, or café and want to learn more about the “Dos and Don’ts,” this book is for you!