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Ray Camillo

Coronavirus / COVID-19 – Advice for Restaurant Owners

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting “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, etc. – it’s tough to …

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Delivery: Is It Right For Your Restaurant?

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting The obvious motivation for a restaurant to take on delivery service is to build sales. Third party delivery platforms like GrubHub, UberEats and EAT24 are making it possible for restaurants to add delivery that don’t typically offer it. Simultaneously, those services add competitors to the …

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Food Trucks: The Current State of Mobile Food and Beverage

Food Trucks: The Current State of Mobile Food and Beverage

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Originally, food trucks seemed to emerge on the scene as a way for chefs without heavy financial backing to open a small, inexpensive, mobile restaurant. Ostensibly, food trucks undermined the traditional brick-and-mortar approach to launching a restaurant business, which included heavy funding, long-term leases and …

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A Panel of Experts: Actionable Tips for Hiring Restaurant Employees

A Panel of Experts: Actionable Tips for Hiring Restaurant Employees

Emily Tanner – Director of Marketing & Communications, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting We’ve asked our top restaurant consultants what they recommend when recruiting and hiring for various restaurant staff positions. They provided such great feedback that we compiled it all into this all-in-one resource for you. So, below you’ll find actionable tips for hiring restaurant …

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Tip Credit Applied to Minimum Wage - Not as Evil as it Sounds

Tip Credit Applied to Minimum Wage – Not as Evil as it Sounds

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Many people view tip credit as “just another way for the greedy restaurant owner to line their pockets with cash.” Servers often have the same opinion and feel like they are being taken advantage of. Ultimately paying a good wage and eliminating tipping would create a much …

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How Fast Casual Dining Spaces Can Use Cutting-Edge Technology

How Fast Casual Dining Spaces Can Use Cutting-Edge Technology

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Every industry is taking advantage of cutting-edge technology in some form or fashion, and the fast casual dining space is no exception. Fast casual restaurants are uniquely positioned to benefit from incorporating consumer behavior and smartphone device detection to serve up personalized menu items. To …

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