Bars & Lounges

JCT Kitchen & Bar

This was the first restaurant for this now-storied, James Beard Award Winning restaurateur based in Atlanta. We collaborated to develop and launch this concept end to end, laying the foundation for future concepts across the Southeast.   Profit Model Concept Ideation Operating Systems Launch Support Incubation

McAlister’s Deli

Although a dominant player in the fast-casual sandwich market, their foray into catering was proving to be a burden. We streamlined their catering operation estate-wide to position them as a competent leader in the segment Needs & Capabilities Assessment Layout / Throughput Operating Systems Manpower Planning


When this company realized their brand was getting stale and less competitive, they embarked on a project to create a pop up restaurant featuring innovative uses for their syrups and beverages in cocktails and food. Menu Development Concept Ideation Layout / Throughput Profit Model

RFD Social

After launching Skyline Park and Nine Mile Station, this client returned to us to help them evolve their new rooftop bar, social club, and event facility Concept Ideation Layout / Flow Concept Logistics


This very talented baker came to us to develop a general bakery in Raleigh. After learning her talents, personality, and ambitions, we created a croissant-centric concept specializing in high quality laminated baked items. Concept Development Layout Profit Model Operating Systems

Hotel Indigo

After working with IHG on EVEN Hotel, they returned to us to solve their F&B woes of their boutique hotel brand. We evolved a menu structure that considered franchise agreement limitations and variances in owner commitment to F&B. Menu Development Estate Analysis Craft Cocktail Program Staff and Leadership Training

The Busy Bee

This iconic restaurant reportedly served Martin Luther King Jr’s favorite fried chicken. After continuous operation since 1947, the current long-tenured owner needed systems and structure to become less immersed so they could enjoy the business. Kitchen Systems Management Organization Operating Systems Profit Model for Expansion

Even Hotels

IHG was evolving a new brand of hotels aimed at the “healthy minded traveler.” We collaborated with their F&B team to create an estate-wide concept that suited their target audiences and labor model. Concept Development Profit Model Menu Engineering Layout / Throughput Launch Support

Fifth Group

This highly successful restaurant and catering company turned to us over the years for help with recruiting and talent recommendations Recruiting Assistance Advisory Services

Hula Girl

This DC client had significant industry knowledge and experience but needed assistance with early planning, truck procurement, and layout. We helped them see the project clearly. They went on to be very successful, even launching a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Alexandria. Profit Model Layout Concept Collaboration Advisory Services

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