I have just finished reading a book called "Flash in the Pan":The Life and Death of an American Restaurant, Author is David Blum, ISBN: 0-671-68692-5. Only once copy in the Toronto Public Library System (if this is a serious 'dream' of yours...try the Bookstores)
What a horror story! It should be REQUIRED reading for anyone with the 'fantasy' of opening a Restaurant. Too scary for words!!