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What Restaurants Can Learn From Fan-Friendly Stadium Concessions

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Living in Atlanta, we all heard the buzz coming a year out from the 2017 opening of the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. “Falcons and Atlanta United FC owner Arthur Blank is making concessions affordable!” The reaction was common: “Hmmm…makes sense. If I am not gouged on …

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How Yelp and Other Review Sites Can Make or Break Your Restaurant Business

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting First let’s face the facts. We all search the internet to check out the restaurant scene anytime we visit a new city, or we are looking for a place for a celebration or we just want to try something new.  Put the question in your search engine and …

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How to Properly Staff Your Restaurant for the Holidays

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Let me begin by saying that staffing for the holidays is a year-round process.  Granting requested days off throughout the year and keeping your staff balanced between full and part time employees sets you up for a more flexible staff during the holidays. However, there are some …

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How to Incorporate Food and Beverage into Co-Working Spaces

  Co-working space is huge in the modern economy, with an estimated 3.8 million users worldwide by 2020. These spaces provide shared office space to small businesses, freelancers, and large corporations. They tend to charge a monthly fee, have abundant wifi, tons of meeting space, and offer networking events for their members. With a low barrier …

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How to Run a Family Owned Restaurant and Stay Sane

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting   Let’s face it – the restaurant business is an emotional business.  Everyday you put your creation out there for everyone to evaluate, and you pray that people like it.  Pride in what you do drives strong emotions, and restaurant owners are often hurt easily and defensive. …

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The Pros and Cons of Using an Online Reservation System

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting   Traditionally the rule has been, upscale and fine dining restaurants take reservations and chains and casual dining do not.  Due to evolution, all humans are now born with a smart phone in their hand, so restaurant reservations automatically evolved to online apps to accommodate that new …

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What is a Food Hall, And Why Do People Love Them So Much?

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting The first time I heard the term “food hall” I replied “…um…explain…” What I got was something similar to how a parent might describe a mall food court to a seven-year-old: “A collection of small restaurants, usually on the ground floor of a building with …

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12 Quick Tips for Opening a Restaurant

12 Quick Tips for Opening a Restaurant

Emily Tanner – Director of Marketing & Communications, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting We’ve asked our top restaurant consultants what they recommend when opening a new restaurant. They provided such great feedback that we compiled it all into this all-in-one resource for you! So, below you’ll find 12 quick tips for opening a restaurant. Enjoy! Meet …

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