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Staying Sane While You Wait

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting In my last blog, I outlined a step by step process for preparing to reopen your restaurants. Getting a handle on your finances, applying for aid and re-engineering your business to be bulletproof are all important tasks that need to get done, but it looks like that …

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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 …

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Restaurants Who Want to Start Delivery

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting   It’s obvious that the reason any restaurant might want to offer delivery 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 …

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How to Properly Staff Your Restaurant for the Holidays

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting   Let me begin by saying that staffing for the holidays is a year-round process.  Granting requested days off throughout the year and keeping your staff balanced between full and part time employees sets you up for a more flexible staff during the holidays. However, there are …

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5 Key Ways to Grow Your Restaurant Business

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting   We live in a world addicted to quick fixes with little emphasis on long range planning. Restaurateurs easily fall victim to people walking through the door with the next great program that will drive sales.  Whether discount coupons or home delivery services, all of these fixes cost …

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Why a Restaurant is Your Next Successful Business

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting   My son is a senior in high school and is trying to decide what to major in. He has chosen Business, but he wants to narrow it down a little further to make sure the school he chooses offers his concentration. Entrepreneurship is a …

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How to Run a Family Owned Restaurant and Stay Sane

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting   Let’s face it – the restaurant business is an emotional business.  Everyday you put your creation out there for everyone to evaluate, and you pray that people like it.  Pride in what you do drives strong emotions, and restaurant owners are often hurt easily and defensive. …

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The Pros and Cons of Using an Online Reservation System

Michael Maxwell – Partner, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting     Traditionally the rule has been, upscale and fine dining restaurants take reservations and chains and casual dining do not.  Due to evolution, all humans are now born with a smart phone in their hand, so restaurant reservations automatically evolved to online apps to accommodate that …

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14 Common Misconceptions About Opening a Restaurant

14 Common Misconceptions About Opening a Restaurant

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting     Restaurants are fun, sexy, thrilling and everybody wants one. So much so that opinions about how hard it is to open and run one are everywhere with nary a fact checker to contest them. I’d like to step up and be that fact …

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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 …

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