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5 Things Real Estate Developers Should Know About Leasing to Restaurants

Over the years we’ve helped many restaurants and landlords work with each other and have seen ugliness on both sides. We’re often baffled at the lack of empathy each side can have for one another. For instance, Landlords have a mortgage to pay. When tenants seek rent abatement because they’re not profitable or they are starting …

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Restaurant Fiscal Calendars – The Silver Bullet

One of the biggest problems we find when we’re trying to help struggling restaurants is that they can’t really “see” their business. Their managers work hard, often 70 to 80 hours per week. They enact policies to cut staff when its slow or they endlessly pursue cheaper ingredients and/or portion control, but efficiency often proves …

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Mother’s Day: The One Day Restaurateurs Cannot Afford to Mess Up

“The restaurant kept running out of food.” “The manager gave us free mimosas for seating us 45 minutes after our reservation, but they never made it to our table.” “It took 25 minutes for a server to greet our table.” “Apparently water and iced tea refills are forbidden on Mother’s Day.” These are all lines …

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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 restaurant …

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What’s the Best Table Service Model? [Hint: Give Power to the Servers]

Ray Camillo – CEO & Founder, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Truly the best service involves giving your servers what they want: power. I believe folks are motivated by a combination of three things: Affiliation: approval from others… “please like me.” Achievement: simply a job well done. Power: including money, authority over others, and being envied. …

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