In order to run a successful restaurant, you must be extremely passionate about your food and customers, and be prepared to put in long hours. Restaurant owners oversee everything from decor, menu creation, and staffing. Owning a restaurant is a 24/7 responsibility. When you are not serving your customers, you are preparing for the next day- even on weekends. The non-stop nature of the restaurant business can make your employees and patrons feel like family.