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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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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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The Seven Golden Rules of Restaurant Management

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Rules for being a successful restaurant manager, now there’s a big topic.  Most people would probably list things like, control your costs, complete your daily checklists immediately, and balance the money at the end of the night.  Those are all tasks.  I believe being a successful restaurant …

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What Hiring Companies and Job Candidates Told Us in 2018

Chris Kauffman – Director of Talent & Recruiting, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting What Companies Told Us in 2018 With a unique involvement in the hiring process, we are in a perfect position to hear companies tell us their hierarchy of “must have” attributes and “preferred” attributes for various positions. Here are the “must haves” that consistently …

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