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Mergers and Acquisitions are for Independent Restaurants Too

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting M&A activity in large public chain concepts is well documented and thriving. In fact, Atlanta-based Roark Capital / Inspire Brands acquired their way to the 2nd largest restaurant company in the US. Indeed, M&A activity has grown at a 9% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) …

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Evolving Technology’s Impact on Menu Development & the Surprising Benefits

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting       Technology has made many changes in the restaurant industry. One of these changes involves how we create and edit menus. Using technology such as tablets and software for menus is convenient both for restaurants and customers. They also make it easier for customers to …

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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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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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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 to Configure Your Restaurant for Curbside Pickup

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 even Postmates are struggling to turn a profit. On the delivery company’s side, their models are proving unsustainable despite the pandemic’s effect on delivery demand.