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Restaurant Resolutions in 2020

Restaurant Resolutions in 2020

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting The holiday hubbub is settling down as Part-Time workers head back to school and holiday parties are in the rearview. Hopefully, your restaurant has fared well and all of your planning to deliver record-setting performance has paid off. But now what? Quarter 1 is notoriously …

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Choose Ingredients Wisely to Reduce Food Waste

Mathew Green – Director of Culinary Operations, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting   The USDA estimates that more than 30% of all food is wasted in the US. Much of that happens in the production and distribution phases but still, the last few years have seen a huge trend in big name chefs tackling the problem …

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How Successful Restaurants Can Grow to Multiple Locations

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting There are two philosophies about growing a restaurant beyond the first unit: To create something special, get good at it, then try to do it again To create a model from the beginning that is built to grow Both have their merits and flaws. By …

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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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12 Quick Tips for Opening a Restaurant

12 Quick Tips for Opening a Restaurant

Emily Tanner – Director of Marketing & Communications, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting   We’ve asked our top restaurant consultants what they recommend when opening a new restaurant. They provided such great feedback that we compiled it all into this all-in-one resource for you! So, below you’ll find 12 quick tips for opening a restaurant. Enjoy! …

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A Panel of Experts: Actionable Tips for Hiring Restaurant Employees

A Panel of Experts: Actionable Tips for Hiring Restaurant Employees

Emily Tanner – Director of Marketing & Communications, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting   We’ve asked our top restaurant consultants what they recommend when recruiting and hiring for various restaurant staff positions. They provided such great feedback that we compiled it all into this all-in-one resource for you. So, below you’ll find actionable tips for hiring …

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How Restaurant Owners and General Managers Can Write a Great Employee Developmental Plan in 5 Easy Steps

How Restaurant Owners and General Managers Can Write a Great Employee Developmental Plan in 5 Easy Steps

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting   For restaurant owners and general managers, the process of creating a restaurant employee developmental plan is very similar to writing quarterly goals – only there are no predetermined categories.  The action steps should have many of the same characteristics as the steps in achieving goals.  They should …

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6 Things Your Host is doing to Turn Away Customers

    We all know the importance of the first impression and how we’re impacted by someone’s appearance, demeanor and general interaction with us. Crowd review sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor have built companies that allow folks to vent their praises and critiques of service providers. Much of the commentary on these sites is about …

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