A Blog from our Expert Team of Restaurant Consultants

Can You Afford Consulting?

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting   By January 2020 the restaurant business was getting crowded and hyper-competitive. Since about 2009, on the heels of the worst recession in most people’s memory, restaurants around the country Read More

How to Configure Your Restaurant for Curbside Pickup

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Unless you’ve been boycotting the steady stream of dreary news coming at us from all sides, you’ve probably heard how meal delivery services like Grubhub, Uber Eats, Door Dash, or Read More

Memorial Day Recipes

David Berry – Chef de Cuisine, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting We’ve put together an all-American Memorial Day dinner for the whole family. Follow these directions and you’ll be surrounded by happy faces and full bellies! Cole Slaw For the Base: Read More

How to Reopen Your Restaurant – Safely and Profitably

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting As states begin to allow businesses to reopen, most in 3 phases of lessening restrictions, all restaurant owners are scrambling to decide what to do. Questions like “can I afford to reopen Read More

Staying Sane While You Wait

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting In my last blog, I outlined a step by step process for preparing to reopen your restaurants. Getting a handle on your finances, applying for aid and re-engineering your business to be Read More

What Do We Do Now? Creating a PLAN to Reopen

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting In the last few weeks, I have had some very difficult conversations with a lot of restaurant owners that I consider not only clients but friends. I’ve listened to them as they Read More

Coronavirus / COVID-19 – Advice for Restaurant Owners

“Official” direction regarding how restaurants should – or are allowed – to handle COVID-19, changes by the hour. Takeout only, limited hours, limited dining-in configurations, disposables only, close for business, limited menus, shift to delivery model, make hand sanitizer instead, Read More

Restaurant Resolutions in 2020

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting The holiday hubbub is settling down as Part-Time workers head back to school and holiday parties are in the rearview. Hopefully, your restaurant has fared well and all of your Read More

Restaurant Resolutions in 2020

7 Restaurateur “Must Do’s” for September

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting   You may feel all alone in an empty dining room but take comfort in the fact that almost every restaurant suffers the September Slump. For the most part no matter how much you Read More