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Open A Restaurant With Killer Concept Development

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Did you know that 33% of restaurants don’t make it past the first year in business? Opening a restaurant takes good planning, heavy investment, and skillful management. Being a food entrepreneur is not just about making and selling great food. It’s about creating a unique …

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An Emerging Hybrid Restaurant Solution For Challenging Times

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting       The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many industries, especially restaurants. As lockdown rules keep changing, many restaurants are unable to stay open. Others are forced to switch their model to only takeout and delivery. If you have a restaurant, you might want to …

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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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Opening A New Restaurant…NOW?!?

It’s the end of the 2020 Summer and COVID-19 is still running wild. Elections are on the horizon and, regardless of your political bent, moving left or right carries downsides that don’t quite feel great for the country as a whole. The only constant is uncertainty and restaurants continue to suffer mercilessly with no end in sight until a vaccine is imminent (no easy or automatic task) or herd immunity runs its course. So why on earth would it be a great time to START a restaurant?

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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.