I wish my paper was more liberal with their print space. Sounds like things are going well.
When I started I was pulling 35-50 dollar days and now, a few weeks later I am more in the 65-90 dollar range on most days… much higher closer to the weekend.
I have found the weather to be a bear…especially with so many bad predictions by the meteorologists. I started letting the rain shut me down rather than stop me from opening.
I don’t know your town situation situation, but where I am in an outside mall, I stay open through the afternoon into the early evening. Employees of the shops often have later breaks or switch shifts in the afternoon…plus i pick up a dinner order or two. Try making a simple menu, if you already haven’t, and go to each store and office in your downtown area with it. I picked up a lot of business doing this.