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Built To Last: What You Can Learn From America’s Oldest Restaurants

  Many restaurants stay on a strict schedule of remodeling every 7 years to stay current and fresh. Some restaurant companies even plan to completely shut down and re-concept periodically in order to always be new. While being fresh-faced and trendy is definitely one path to success, especially in the era of Instagram, there is …

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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 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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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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Food Trucks: The Current State of Mobile Food and Beverage

Food Trucks: The Current State of Mobile Food and Beverage

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Originally, food trucks seemed to emerge on the scene as a way for chefs without heavy financial backing to open a small, inexpensive, mobile restaurant. Ostensibly, food trucks undermined the traditional brick-and-mortar approach to launching a restaurant business, which included heavy funding, long-term leases and …

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Tip Credit Applied to Minimum Wage - Not as Evil as it Sounds

Tip Credit Applied to Minimum Wage – Not as Evil as it Sounds

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Many people view tip credit as “just another way for the greedy restaurant owner to line their pockets with cash.” Servers often have the same opinion and feel like they are being taken advantage of. Ultimately paying a good wage and eliminating tipping would create a much …

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