Restaurant Financial Projection Template
Originally published: 10/01/2019 13:18
Last version published: 30/12/2020 15:41
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Restaurant Financial Projection Template

Get Your Restaurant Financial Model Template. Spend less time on Cash Flow forecasting and more time on your products.

Model Highlights

Restaurant Financial Projection Model Excel for startups or established companies is the right choice when they need to raise funds from investors or bankers and calculate funding requirements, make cash flow projections, develop budgets for the future years, or to enhance a business plan.
Consider using Restaurant Finance Projection before buying the restaurant business. Unlocked - edit all - last updated in Sep 2020.

Model Overview

A Comprehensive package of investor-ready reports, including a restaurant profit and loss pro forma, projected cash flow statement format, a industry benchmark kpis, and an extended set of financial ratios.


Prove You Can Pay Back the Loan You Requested
When you apply for a business loan, bankers will study your Cash Flow Statement in an attempt to answer this question: Can this business pay back the loan? Requesting a loan without showing your Cash Flow Projection for paying it back is a common way to land in the rejection pile. It is exceptionally accurate if your current cash flow won't cover all of your monthly operating expenses — plus your loan payment. Don't fall into this kind of situation. Use Cash Flow Forecast to strengthen your case by showing the banker exactly how you plan to use the loan and when you will start repaying the debt. This type of forecasting helps you create a road map that can impress a lender with the confidence they need to approve your loan.

Build your plan and pitch for funding
Impress bankers and investors with a proven, strategic Restaurant Pro Forma Projection that impresses every time.

Build your plan and pitch for funding
Impress bankers and investors with a proven, solid restaurant financial model that impresses every time.

Get it Right the First Time
Funding is a binary event: either you succeed or you fail. If you fail, most investors won’t give you a second chance. Learn about the pros and cons with Restaurant Financial Model In Excel.

We do the math
Financial Model Excel Spreadsheet has all the required features ready with no formula writing, no formatting, no programming, no charting, and no expensive external consultants! Concentrate on the task of planning rather than programming.

Run different scenarios
A Cash Flow Statement Forecast shows you what your cash balance will look like taking into account the numbers you put into the template. It means you can play with the various variables that impact your cash flow forecast, i.e., wages, sales inflow, supplier payments, taxes, and so on. By adjusting the input amounts, you will be able to see what impact they will have on your businesses' cash flow and when this impact is likely to occur. A well-known example of this is the ability to forecast the effect a new member of staff might have on your cash flow over different periods. Increase the wage costs and see what happens to your cash flow. Running different scenarios in your Projected Cash Flow Statement Format can have several benefits.


Cap Table
The Restaurant P&L Projection has built-in proformas to calculate discounted cash flows and various sales' and EBITDA valuations. Business owners can use these valuations to assess the exit value and perform the financial projections of returns to investors.
Users can use the Cap table or ignore it; it will not have a negative impact on the other financial calculations in the model.

A Restaurant 3 Way Forecast Excel Template is an important financial tool that enables users to identify actual and forecasted expenditures, as well as financial resources needed to cover these costs. With a well-developed cost budget, you can see the areas where you can save money and the areas of high priority. As a part of a business plan, the cost budget supports the process of pitching to investors and loan applications.

Burn and Runway
This Restaurant 3 Way Financial Model automatically calculates the cash burn rate based on the inputs from other spreadsheets, in particular, from the cashflow forecast.

Profitability KPIs
Internal rate of return (IRR). An internal rate of return or IRR is the interest rate or such type of a discount rate that yields a net present value of the net cash flow stream from different kinds of investments and actions. IRR financial metric is very important for investors and analysts. IRR is usually shown as a percentage.

Top Expenses
It is very important for a start-up and existing company to monitor, plan, and manage its costs and expenses to maintain a good profitability level.
For this purpose, it is necessary to analyze the highest costs and always work on their optimization. In our Financial Projection Template Excel we have created a Top expense report helps users with this task. It summarizes the four biggest expense categories and the rest of the expenses as the 'other', so the users can easily monitor these expenses and track the tendencies related to their increase or decrease from year to year.

Financial KPIs
The Restaurant Financial Model Excel Template has key financial indicators (KPIs) that show sales and profitability performance: revenue growth rate, gross margin, and EBITDA margin.
It also has KPIs related to cash flows and raising investment: the cash burn rate, runway and funding need. You can choose the KPIs relevant to your company and industry, and monitor your company's performance. For example, SaaS companies typically monitor and manage customer lifetime value (LTV), customer acquisition costs (CAC), LTV/CAC ratio, and the churn rate. For SaaS businesses, these KPIs are crucial.

Performance KPIs
Return on equity. The return on equity financial metric can be calculated based on the information both from the Balance Sheet and pro forma profit and loss statement. It measures the correspondence of earnings to the equity, i.e., the amount of money used to get profits.


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The purpose of the Restaurant Business Plan Financial Model Excel Template is to provide the user with a useful tool to craft an effective strategy for restaurant business development and understand, whether the restaurant business idea is profitable or not.

The main purposes of the Restaurant Business Plan Financial Model Excel Template

- to understand, whether the restaurant business idea is profitable;

- to calculate overall costs of starting a restaurant;

- to calculate expenses on salaries and wages of restaurant workers;

- to calculate expenses on start a restaurant and running a restaurant;

- to estimate costs of debt and time needed to loan payback;

- to calculate the safety stock level and maintain it;

- to craft an effective strategy for restaurant business development;

- to estimate how much does it cost to open a restaurant;

- to estimate how much do restaurant owners make.

It is a generic template so the user will need to tailor the expense assumptions and revenue inputs to their own needs


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  • Greg Brown, PMP(last updated: 09/12/2019 17:06)
    A great choice with great support!
    After struggling with developing my own models I did the smart thing with my time and searched for a template. After reviewing several I picked this one. It was a great choice. It has saved a lot of time and the work product is impressive. As good as the model is the support is better. The author Henry has been gracious enough to trade emails when I ran across questions. This is a good choice.
  • Jim Richardson(last updated: 16/05/2019 15:13)
    Great Model and an Absolute Time Saver
    I have looked at dozens of financial modelers for a client looking to open a restaurant and cafe and was stunned at the capabilities Henry's template came and for the price was an absolute no brainer. In fact, we will likely work with Henry to 'tweak' his model to suit the specific needs of our client. I also love how Henry included Cap tables in the model to integrate and model investor capital and returns.Great job Henry!
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    5 stars
    Great model - saved me a lot of time!
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  • Joao Goncalves
    Hi Henry, this seems to be very useful, but I have some questions before we go ahead.
    My questions are more connected with adaptability of the model: how easy it is to make it a bit more sophisticated (for example, on revenues) or more tailored (for example, on tax calculations - which is really important for countries where tax is a real complicator...)
    Revenue Calculation
    * Can you easily add more variables as input? Eg. number of seats x n. rotations/day x avg ticket per person? Can you separate by lunch and dinner?
    * Can you add other categories? Appetizer, Starters, Entree, Sides, Dessert, Drinks, Other.... Is there a limit? And while doing that, not messing with the overall format in the dashboard?
    * Can you use a different mix weekdays vs weekends? Can you consider a different mix by season (eg summer vs winter)
    * How do you define the calendar i.e. when holidays fall in different days every year
    * Can you vary the projections by month: for ex. starting mid year or consider
    * Do you consider VAT in your template? Can you apply different tax % for foods vs bevs, for example?
    * Can you add more lines to the tax calculations, separate taxes
    * Is there a initial/start-up costs template?
    Fiscal Year
    * Can the fiscal year be Jan to Dec?
    Sorry for asking so many questions, but they are quite important for me 😟.
    Many Thanks!!!
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    • Henry Sheykin
      Hi Joao

      You may adjust the template to your needs.

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      • Joao Goncalves
        Thanks. Just to confirm: 1) Can I add lines in Revenue streams or Expenses?, 2) Can I easily adjust the P&L and cash-flow tabs, given the specifics for my country?, 3) Can I add tabs and connect them with the original model or is the file locked for that kind of editing?
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    • Rudwan Allaf
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    4.8 / 5 (9 votes)

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