Sandwich shops have been some of the best segments to own. They give owners the opportunity to work until about 6:00 PM and most of the times, it is during the weekdays. This maintains an attractive opportunity for many people either getting into the business or just entering the restaurant business.
Pro's: Weekday hours, costs, labor, minimal staff, catering possibilities
Con's: Some slow times, staffing is difficult, low growth for management
Bars and lounges are attractive businesses for many individuals interested in working the evening hours. There are late nights, loud music, and lots of slinging alcohol. Either way, it is a lucrative segment of the hospitality industry. This segment involves Eatertainment and Hookah Bars which are both high profit makers.
Pro's: High profits, low labor, lower entry cost compared to full-service
Con's: Late hours, tough to staff, turnover of the staff.
Full-service restaurants are always attractive for individuals who have already been in the restaurant business. The reason is this is the segment they know and understand. It is s segment that can be casual, sports, upscale, or other types of dining.
Pro's: High check averages, consistent clientele, professional staff
Con's: Must know the segment, high labor, high entry costs, high expenses