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Restaurant Surcharges – Health Insurance vs. Tips

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting A few weeks ago, my wife and I ate San Francisco. A recurring line item on our checks was “EE Benefits Surcharge” or “SF Mandates” charge. My first reaction was, “hey… why do I have to pay for employee benefits…isn’t that the restaurant’s problem?” It …

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Restaurant Marketing – Tout Your Value Not Your Brand

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting For restaurants, online brand presence is everything…and so is the food and the service and the cleanliness and the decor and the vibe and let’s not forget about the location. People are eating meals away from home more today than ever before. However as more …

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Delivery: Is It Right For Your Restaurant?

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting The obvious motivation for a restaurant to take on delivery service is to build sales. Third party delivery platforms like GrubHub, UberEats and EAT24 are making it possible for restaurants to add delivery that don’t typically offer it. Simultaneously, those services add competitors to the …

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The Seven Golden Rules of Restaurant Management

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Rules for being a successful restaurant manager, now there’s a big topic.  Most people would probably list things like, control your costs, complete your daily checklists immediately, and balance the money at the end of the night.  Those are all tasks.  I believe being a successful restaurant …

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What Hiring Companies and Job Candidates Told Us in 2018

Chris Kauffman – Director of Talent & Recruiting, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting What Companies Told Us in 2018 With a unique involvement in the hiring process, we are in a perfect position to hear companies tell us their hierarchy of “must have” attributes and “preferred” attributes for various positions. Here are the “must haves” that consistently …

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Built To Last: What You Can Learn From America’s Oldest Restaurants

Mathew Green – Director of Culinary Operations, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Many restaurants stay on a strict schedule of remodeling every 7 years to stay current and fresh. Some restaurant companies even plan to completely shut down and re-concept periodically in order to always be new. While being fresh-faced and trendy is definitely one path …

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