The Dollars & Sense of Owning a Restaurant

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Why does it take so long to open a restaurant?

In this two part class, Harris Eckstut shares his knowledge from over 30 years as a successful Philadelphia restaurant owner.

He provides insights that can only come from long-term accomplishment and commitment. Eckstut is not only an expert in restaurant ownership and consulting, but is a lively presenter who incorporates his restaurant business knowledge and depth of experience with learning methods that keep participants actively engaged. This course will have you prepared to make important decisions, ones that can lead to profitable new ventures and/or save you from potential losses and more.

Instructor Bio

Harris Eckstut of Eckstut Consulting is a restaurateur, businessperson, teacher, consultant, and commercial business and real estate adviser. His career spans 40+ years and is filled with success – his own and others including outstanding achievements by those he has: advised, encouraged, assisted and supported. Read his full story here.


Tuesdays, March 31st and April 7th 

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Tuition: $110.00 per person


Greg Vernick, Chef/Owner of Vernick Food & Drink in Philadelphia: "Vernick Food & Drink would not be as successful without the help of Harris Eckstut."

Connie Correia, owner of the Pop Shop in Collingswood, NJ: “Harris took us by the hand and taught us all the things about the restaurant business that we didn't even know we didn't know! Because of him, we are still in business and now thriving instead of floundering.”

A recent class attendee and longtime restaurateur: “…Harris Eckstut is outstanding. He is the most knowledgeable restaurant consultant that I have met in my career in Philadelphia. His lecture was a tour de force. In a low key fashion, he covered a great amount of information….”

Another grateful attendee shared this thank you note: “The information you gave us was beyond useful! We now have a more realistic perspective about the restaurant business.”

What Do I Bring to Class?
This is a lecture class so you only need to bring yourself, a notebook and a pen.

This course is held in the historical Allison Mansion at 4207 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Guests are welcome to use our FREE gated parking lot directly off of Walnut Street between 42nd and 43rd Streets. Parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Please enter the main entrance to be directed to your class by a College representative.