Well, we've been officially open for 3 months (soft opening for dinner only April 15, open for lunch and dinner May 1) and things are going great. The press has been great, we have a lot of repeat customers and no shortage of new customers in this city of 7 million.
We started doing delivery about 3 weeks ago, with no advertising and it's now starting to pick up - accounting for 7% of our daily sales. We're doing about 25% takeout, with the vast majority of sales, 68% being sit-down business.
We're actively searching for a second location, which we'd like to open by October 1, 2014. We've already committed to a mall space - in Mid-Valley, which is the 9th busiest mall in the world - foot traffic is unbelievable there. That space will be ready on April 1, 2015, when the McDonald's moves to a larger location.
I've done a fresh round of hiring and am training staff in anticipation of opening the second shop.
So far, we have meet and exceeded every goal set before we opened. I usually take 1 day off a week and work 11-12 hours the other 6 days. Haven't had a day off in two weeks, so next week I'm going to Bangkok for 3 nights. Only 2 hours away and $100 r/t.
So far, so good!