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Becoming a Food Entrepreneur & Restaurateur: What You Should Know Before Taking the Leap

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting I’m 52 and have spent my entire career (save for a stint in the US Army for training to be a Reservist) in hospitality. My first job was as a dishwasher, and I have spent time in almost every restaurant position. Cook, server, bartender, runner, …

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What is a Food Hall, And Why Do People Love Them So Much?

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting The first time I heard the term “food hall” I replied “…um…explain…” What I got was something similar to how a parent might describe a mall food court to a seven-year-old: “A collection of small restaurants, usually on the ground floor of a building with …

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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! Meet …

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4 Quick Ways Restaurant Owners in Beach Towns Can Capitalize on Summer Vacationers

4 Quick Ways Restaurant Owners in Beach Towns Can Capitalize on Summer Vacationers

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting We’ve all heard the term “tourist trap.” When applied to restaurants, it’s generally a negative term that refers to places with high prices serving low quality versions of foods that made the area famous. Often these restaurants thrive because their customers are lured in by …

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Worst Advice for Restaurant Owners

The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard for Restaurant Owners

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting As restaurant consultants, we are often in a position to offer advice…and to hear some zingers of both good and bad advice that restaurant owners have been given. As entrepreneurs, restaurant owners often seek advice from friends (whether in the industry or not), family members, …

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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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5 Great Holiday Gifts for Your Managers that Aren’t Cash

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting In almost every scenario that requires motivation, we see more and more that cash gifts simply don’t work. Cash gifts don’t incentivize people to work harder because cash is the expected result of having a job. During the holidays, managers often become dependent on cash gifts to …

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Why Love is the Magic Ingredient for Restaurants

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting What’s love got to do with it? Asking the question “is there any place for love in business?” is like asking “is there any place for people who care?” We all believe relationships that have longevity are rooted in love and mutual respect.  Since most businesses, including …

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