HOSPITALITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP: FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE FAILURE OF SAUDI RESTAURATEUR
Hospitality entrepreneurship is the catalyst of the change via a country’s surging fiscal growth and development. In Saudi Arabia, the full-service restaurant segment is enjoying a large share of the foodservice market. However, restaurant failure has emerged as a problem. Therefore, this research examines the factors contributing to the failure of Saudi Restaurateurs. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews with eight ex-restaurateurs in Aseer Province. Graneheim and Lundman’s qualitative approach was used for data analysis. The findings revealed seven main themes—the absence of feasibility studies, poor managerial skills, lack of customer loyalty, untrained labor, stress, high cost, and poor location.
Hospitality Entrepreneurship, Restaurants, Qualitative Study, Saudi Arabia.