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Restaurant Business Plan: A Comprehensive Guide to Attract the Investors You Need

Mike Krebs – Project Manager, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting   In plain and simple terms, a restaurant business plan is a written document that outlines your restaurant’s goals and the means of achieving those goals while defeating potential challenges. It describes the nature of your business, background information, financial projections, and organizational techniques to govern …

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Upgrade Your Bar into A Handcrafted Holiday Pop-Up Bar

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting     Pop-up themed events are a popular concept around holidays that tap into people’s love of celebrating and enjoying drinks in a festive atmosphere. Pop-up bars and restaurants have sprung up all over the U.S. in the last few years. But Christmas-themed pop-up bars featuring over …

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A Restaurant Consulting Firm Can Help Both Landlords and Their Tenants

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Despite the troubles the global food industry is facing, restaurant tenants still have to pay rent. An NYC Hospitality Alliance Survey revealed that seventy-one percent of landlords would not waive portions of rent and that ninety percent of them would not formally renegotiate leases. Although …

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How Hotel Restaurants Struggle to Compete with Free-Standing Restaurants

Mike Krebs – Project Manager, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Restaurants are more than a little ubiquitous in our world, and if you’re a hotel owner, you likely already know the struggle of free-standing restaurants surrounding your property. With so many eateries located within walking distance from your hotel, getting your on-site restaurant to stand out …

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How Landlords Can Protect Restaurant Rent Revenue

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Commercial landlords renting a restaurant space should know that every restaurant lease is unique. There is a balance to be struck between the square feet, the amenities, and the restaurant’s ability to cover rent with their revenue. For the landlord, bringing in a restaurant lease …

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The Key To Developing A Thriving Food Hall Concept

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Imagine this: It’s a vibrant Friday night, and some friends have decided to go out and unwind. Half the squad wants to get pizza from Danny’s while the rest is obsessing over shrimp tacos from Shakes. Queue the 30-minute frustrating debate or possibly not, because …

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Can You Afford 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 struggled and failed. Panera Bread, Chili’s, Cheesecake Factory, Seasons 52, and Red Lobster were suspiciously still standing while higher quality mom-n-pop concepts were crushed to dust by the downturn. The sub-prime mortgage business disgusted the public.

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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