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Holiday Planning

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

Mathew Green – Director of Culinary Operations, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting   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 …

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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 …

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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 else …

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5 Brilliant Best Practices to Maximize Your Restaurant’s Sales During the Holidays

    The holidays are coming… and holidays generally spur people to spend money in ways that they wouldn’t do otherwise. Folks are urged to buy, book, treat, reward, and otherwise gift themselves, their loved ones, and even total strangers. So what are you doing to capture dollars spent during those programmed (and predictable) buying …

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6 Steps to Create a Fun and Profitable New Year’s Eve Menu

    Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, New Year’s Eve… these are the days that really test a restaurant’s staff. Is your mise actually, really, and truly en place? Being ready for New Year’s Eve, like just about everything else in the restaurant business, starts with careful menu planning. Having a menu that sets you up …

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Sipping Your Dessert: How to Create the Ultimate Sweet Winter Drink

    We seem to be going back and forth lately on what to serve for dessert. Some restaurants are completely ignoring the “clean eating” healthy food movement and continue to serve massive sundaes, towering slices of cake and thick, delicious milkshakes. Others are completely on board and opting for healthier alternatives like fruit bowls, …

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