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Mergers and Acquisitions are for Independent Restaurants Too

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting M&A activity in large public chain concepts is well documented and thriving. In fact, Atlanta-based Roark Capital / Inspire Brands acquired their way to the 2nd largest restaurant company in the US. Indeed, M&A activity has grown at a 9% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) …

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Evolving Technology’s Impact on Menu Development & the Surprising Benefits

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting       Technology has made many changes in the restaurant industry. One of these changes involves how we create and edit menus. Using technology such as tablets and software for menus is convenient both for restaurants and customers. They also make it easier for customers to …

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Open A Restaurant With Killer Concept Development

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Did you know that 33% of restaurants don’t make it past the first year in business? Opening a restaurant takes good planning, heavy investment, and skillful management. Being a food entrepreneur is not just about making and selling great food. It’s about creating a unique …

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An Emerging Hybrid Restaurant Solution For Challenging Times

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting       The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many industries, especially restaurants. As lockdown rules keep changing, many restaurants are unable to stay open. Others are forced to switch their model to only takeout and delivery. If you have a restaurant, you might want to …

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Holiday Pop-Up Bar

Upgrade Your Bar into A Handcrafted Holiday Pop-Up Bar

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting     Pop-up themed events are a popular concept around holidays that tap into people’s love of celebrating and enjoying drinks in a festive atmosphere. Pop-up bars and restaurants have sprung up all over the U.S. in the last few years. But Christmas-themed pop-up bars featuring over …

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How Hotel Restaurants Struggle to Compete with Free-Standing Restaurants

Mike Krebs – Project Manager, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Restaurants are more than a little ubiquitous in our world, and if you’re a hotel owner, you likely already know the struggle of free-standing restaurants surrounding your property. With so many eateries located within walking distance from your hotel, getting your on-site restaurant to stand out …

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Can You Afford Consulting?

By January 2020 the restaurant business was getting crowded and hyper-competitive. Since about 2009, on the heels of the worst recession in most people’s memory, restaurants around the country struggled and failed. Panera Bread, Chili’s, Cheesecake Factory, Seasons 52, and Red Lobster were suspiciously still standing while higher quality mom-n-pop concepts were crushed to dust by the downturn. The sub-prime mortgage business disgusted the public.