Blue Orbit Hospitality Consulting

Restaurant Start-Up

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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Restaurant Business Plan: A Comprehensive Guide to Attract the Investors You Need

Mike Krebs – Project Manager, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting   In plain and simple terms, a restaurant business plan is a written document that outlines your restaurant’s goals and the means of achieving those goals while defeating potential challenges. It describes the nature of your business, background information, financial projections, and organizational techniques to govern …

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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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Opening A New Restaurant…NOW?!?

It’s the end of the 2020 Summer and COVID-19 is still running wild. Elections are on the horizon and, regardless of your political bent, moving left or right carries downsides that don’t quite feel great for the country as a whole. The only constant is uncertainty and restaurants continue to suffer mercilessly with no end in sight until a vaccine is imminent (no easy or automatic task) or herd immunity runs its course. So why on earth would it be a great time to START a restaurant?

Ray Camillo leading business meeting

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.