BLUE ORBIT IS THE NATIONAL HOSPITALITY CONSULTING TEAM

Providing immediate insights and lasting solutions to restaurateurs, real-estate developers, and hotel and restaurant groups to cultivate and execute new concepts and menus, revitalize and reposition underperforming restaurants, and manage operations to streamline processes, unify culture, and drive profits.

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Concept Development

Opening a new restaurant concept is fun and exciting,  but there are plenty of things to consider.

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Menu Development

Design, management and a good location are indeed critical, but the most important thing for your business is to create menus and assortments that people want to shop.

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Rescue & Repositioning

Whether you need to fry your French fries in a different fryer or  completely overhaul the brand, we’ll get  your restaurant on the path to profitability in no time.

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Beverage Development

If you’ve worked hard to build a following for your food and service, but your bar program is not up to snuff, we can help you turn your bar into the profit center you imagined it would be.

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Landlords & Property Developers

We support Landlords by evaluating prospective-tenants, performing in-depth assessments of existing tenants, and providing ongoing consulting services to optimize restauarant operations and profitability.

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Clients

As restaurant consultants, we work with restaurant owners, hospitality groups, and landlords.

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About

With more than 100 years
combined experience in the restaurant and hospitality industries, we’ve been involved with hundreds of restaurant openings, menu developments, dining rooms, kitchens, staffs and concepts.

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Concept Development

Opening a new restaurant concept is fun and exciting, but there are plenty of things to consider.

Learn More

Rescue & Repositioning

Whether you need to fry your French fries in a different fryer or  completely overhaul the brand, we’ll get  your restaurant on the path to profitability in no time

Learn More

Menu Development

Design, management and a good location are indeed critical, but the most important thing for your business is to create menus and assortments that people want to shop.

Learn More

Beverage Development

If you’ve worked hard to build a following for your food and service, but your bar program is not up to snuff, we can help you turn your bar into the profit center you imagined it would be.

Learn More

Landlords & Property Developers

We support Landlords
by evaluating prospective-tenants, performing in-depth assessments of existing tenants, and providing ongoing consulting services to optimize restaurant operations and profitability.

Learn More

Clients

As restaurant consultants, we work with restaurant owners, hospitality groups, and landlords.

Learn More

About

With more than 100
years combined experience in the restaurant and hospitality industries, we’ve been involved with hundreds of restaurant openings, menu developments, dining rooms, kitchens, staffs and concepts.

Learn More

Blog

Check out the latest news. 

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Contact

Ready to get started?

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testimonials

  • Blue Orbit listened to me and quickly understood my goals and business, then attacked it. Sales are up, costs are down and, most important, my customers are happier. Ray is a true partner and an ongoing resource – like a Restaurant Whisperer!

    Micah Serwitz

    Owner - Instead of Flowers, Atlanta
  • Wow, what a creative, out of the box thinker! 4 stars(AJC), Atlanta’s top New Restaurants (Atlanta Magazine, Restaurant Concept Award (StarChefs)…enough said!

    Ford Fry

    Owner - Ford Fry Restaurants, Atlanta
  • Michael Maxwell said it best when he explained the restaurant business to me as a large jigsaw puzzle. If you try to do it all at once it’s overwhelming, but if you put the most important pieces in place one at a time, you end up with a beautiful final product. Blue Orbit did a masterful job of creating and opening our restaurant one piece at a time.

    James Brearley

    Co-Owner - Floridays, Bradenton, FL
  • There is no way how we in writing can describe how much Ray and Blue Orbit have changed our lives. We moved to Atlanta from Europe with the dream of running our own business and had decided that a restaurant was the ideal thing for us. However, we did not know enough about the American market to get things going alone and ended up hiring Ray as our consultant. After a few meetings Ray sat us down and told us the truth. He said: “Don’t follow through with it. Your passion is not in the restaurant, but in the building of the restaurant”. And he was right. We had not thought it through and was about to spent our life savings on a project where we were not 100% dedicated – what a disaster that could, and most likely would have been. Instead, Ray looked at us, what we were passionate about at guided us through the complicated process of understanding business financials.
    Today, 2.5 years later, we own a very successful furniture studio in Atlanta where we design and fabricate furniture and more for both residential and commercial clients all over the South. Actually we are doing exactly what Ray said – we build restaurants! Ray was able to see us for who we are and guiding us in the right direction. Thank you!

    Chris Demant

  • LOOK NO FURTHER. I’ve worked with the skilled professionals at Blue Orbit on several restaurant projects. Several of the things I love in working with them is, they are operators so they are realistic and transparent. Feedback is a two way street with them. They commit and stay on track and they deliver a great end result.

    Dianna Stoffer

  • Blue Orbit performed an operational assessment and quickly identified several high impact opportunities that we have since addressed with great success. They never pressured me to take on more services than I needed and I regard them as a go to resource whenever we need a fresh set of eyes and an injection of operational know how.

    Tiffany Lach

    Owner – Sola Cafe, Bozeman, MT
  • Ray is truly one of the best restaurant professionals i have come across. He understands the back and front of the house, has great communication skills, is visionary and has a great sense of humor. He is a pleasure to work with and I hope to do so again in the future

    Glenna Hecht

    Owner – Humanistic Consulting, Dallas, TX
  • Blue Orbit was instrumental to my success and I enthusiastically recommend them to anyone aspiring to open a restaurant of their dreams.

    Beth Castro

    Owner - Mae’s Bakery, Atlanta
  • We have a sign in our office to inspire us to make good decisions – in big bold letters it says – WWRD?… it stands for ‘What Would Ray Do?’

    Carlo Rovetto

    Owner - Positive Pie, Montpelier, VT
  • I have worked with Ray Camillo on various investment and business opportunities in the restaurant and consulting fields over the last three years and would recommend him as a top notch consultant and analyst

    Christian Ward

    EVP - Partnerships at Yext, New York, NY
  • Simply put, we could not have successfully started our own business and opened our own restaurant without the help of Blue Orbit. Their experience and value cannot be overstated. Whether it’s starting something new or fixing up something old, these guys have the knowledge to get it done and set you up the right way. (Google Reviews)

    Connor Sullivan

    Co-Owner - Bumpa's, Charleston, SC
  • Ray is one of the most highly regarded restaurant consultants in the country. He’s very organized, highly motivated and has a keen determination to make sure the job is done right the first time.

    Harold Shumacher

    Owner - The Shumacher Group
  • I’ve been most impressed with the Blue Orbit team’s ability to master the alchemy of the restaurant business. Their team calmly and professionally rode into town and implemented the previous year’s work of planning amidst the boots on the ground challenges of shareholder personalities, staffing issues, construction delays, training to create not only our restaurant but also our culture. Their follow up visits to continue to dial in the standards have also been invaluable!

    James Brearley

    Co-Owner - Floridays, Bradenton, FL
  • We brought a big bag of dreams and ideas and they were able to help us process them all and come up with a solid business plan to make those dreams a reality, and one that would be profitable…[Blue Orbit] was invaluable in making critical choices in developing our concepts.

    Mandy and Kelvin Slater

    Owners - Nine Mile Station & Skyline Park, Atlanta
  • As someone who has been in the Restaurant Industry since the second term of the Nixon Administration, I write from the real Restaurant World where I served as a Restaurant Operator for several NYSE Restaurant Companies as well as a Director of Operations for an Independent Restaurant Company enhanced by 30+ years of Restaurant Management Recruiting to say this: Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting represents the Gold Standard of Restaurant Consulting. Period.
    Ray Camillo, the President & Founder of Blue Orbit, and Mike Maxwell, Ray’s business Partner, along with their incredibly talented Team of Experts have always displayed the utmost in ethics coupled with a passion for excellence in every project. As a fellow professional service provider who has made his living the past 36 years recommending Management Talent, I am proud to give my highest recommendation ever to Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting.

    Chris Kauffman

  • Blue Orbit has been an invaluable resource, providing solid recommendations and industry insight.

    Suzi LeBlanc

    Fifth Group Restaurants, Atlanta
  • I had an extravagant idea with no tools on how to execute my dream… Bellina would not be what it is today without Blue Orbit’s support and coaching. Our success is your success.

    Tal Baum

    Owner - Bellina Alimentari, Atlanta
  • Ray Camillo has an exceptional ability to read a business, attack the challenges with appropriate resources and deliver results. He is true hospitality!

    Todd Rushing

    Owner - Concentrics Restaurants, Atlanta
  • Our restaurants had such an AMAZING experience with Blue Orbit. They were instrumental in helping us make changes to our operations, menu, and service model. You can feel how much they care about you and your business through the whole process.

    We loved working with them so much that we continue to check in and say hi because we miss them! We feel like we made some lifelong friends out of such a great working relationship. You will not be sorry. Contact them asap!!! (Google Reviews)

    Lina Fleihan

    Owner - Ghassan's, Greensboro, NC

IN THE END, WE HELP LAUNCH YOUR ORGANIZATION INTO A FIRST-CLASS OPERATION, IMPRESSING INVESTORS, CREATING CONCEPTS, REFINING MENUS, MOTIVATING MANAGERS, AND ATTRACTING THE RIGHT CUSTOMERS ALONG THE WAY.

Opening a restaurant is just the start of your journey.

Our restaurant consulting experience will get you there.

You’ve probably heard that running a restaurant business is hard work… and you heard right. But so many times it’s not the lack of hard work that causes over half of all new restaurants to close within the first two years, and it’s certainly not the lack of passion on the owner’s part. 

That’s where Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting can literally save your bacon. We are a full-service, national hospitality and restaurant consulting firm, and our team of expert restaurant consultants can show you how to take your business where you want it to go. From the first scribble on a napkin, to profit modeling, to writing the business plan for your concept, and on to the rush of opening night, we have the experience and strategies to thrust your ideas into orbit. 

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