I am in the process of doing the exact same thing, only in Texas. Could you please let me know if you find any help.
Thanks and Best of Luck to You!
Start with a bank that does SBA backed loans.
I am on the quest to start a decent restaurant in a small community in Missouri. The Town in which we are planning this start up has a total of 5 dining facilities (3 chain, mexican, and chinese) within a 25 mile radius, and lacks a venue that serves all american simple, yet tasteful, cuisine.
Our restaurant will be small and quaint, providing the populace with a clean, fun atmosphere where they can receive quality and quantity with a price to fit almost any budget. We will also provide a coffee bar, catering services and a bakery; All of which there is no competition within a 25 mile radius. A full business plan is available for review upon request.
With our personal credit not greatest and our business credit is being established and in a positive status, traditional loans may not be the best route to go and feel personal investors will be the best course for this operation.
Any information or direction will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time and attention.