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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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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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Our Restaurant Consultants on July 4th: Food & Beverage Family Memories

Our Restaurant Consultants on July 4th: Food & Beverage Family Memories

Emily Tanner – Director of Marketing & Communications, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting At Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting, we like to share personal memories that revolve around food, drinks and family. So,  restaurant and hospitality experts, Ray Camillo and Mike Maxwell, have put together quick stories from their July 4thfamily histories and traditions, complete with distinct …

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An Inspired Fried Chicken Recipe to Add to Your Menu this Independence Day

An Inspired Fried Chicken Recipe to Add to Your Menu this Independence Day

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting As a kid growing up in rural Maryland (Ijamsville to be exact), our Fourth of July celebrations meant packing up our green 1972 Ford LTD wagon with blankets, coolers, and “legal” fireworks while enduring protests from mom about the hassle of it all. We’d always …

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2 Seasonal Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate Independence Day in Your Restaurant

2 Seasonal Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate Independence Day in Your Restaurant

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Next to Christmas, the annual 4th of July celebration in my family is one of the happiest memories from my childhood.  Every year we packed up the family and spent the entire day in Rockvale, Tennessee for a tournament of local baseball teams, music, grilled burgers, homemade peach …

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

Ray Camillo – CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting 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 …

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

Ray Camillo – CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting 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 …

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