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The Seven Golden Rules of Restaurant Management

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Rules for being a successful restaurant manager, now there’s a big topic.  Most people would probably list things like, control your costs, complete your daily checklists immediately, and balance the money at the end of the night.  Those are all tasks.  I believe being a successful restaurant …

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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 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’s Trending in Food & Beverage: Appetizers, Tapas & Small Plates

  Small plates are the chef’s creative playground. Most restaurants diners expect to see steaks, roast chicken, and grilled salmon entrées. These basics will quickly fill up the entrées list because customers gravitate towards the familiar, especially when they are spending $20-$30 for an entrée. Restaurants need to sell what their customers want, so it’s …

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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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5 Ways to Promote Your Restaurant for Labor Day Weekend

5 Ways to Promote Your Restaurant for Labor Day Weekend

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Labor Day. Not exactly the revenue-slayer holiday of the year, but that’s the point of this blog: what the heck do you do with Labor Day besides staff low, hunker down and weather the dip? The answer is… PLENTY!   Just because everyone goes somewhere …

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