Restaurants & Cafes
We’re not kidding when we say there are over 500 unique tasks to complete for a restaurant start-up to launch successfully. It takes years of experience, plenty of organization, and reliable communication to ensure your dream restaurant doesn’t become an immediate nightmare.
Our goal is to provide you with a package of solutions, set in phases, to minimize your risks and set the foundations for long-term success. We will save you and your shareholders both time & financial resources through committing to you our high level of standards, expertise, and growing industry wide network.
Add a trusted team of professionals to your start-up support team so you don’t have to go through this critical phase alone!
PHASE ONE – PLANNING
This first phase, whether you’re just starting, looking to grow, or looking to re-brand, will develop or enhance 5 unique characteristics needed to survive in this cut-throat industry; Scalability, Sustainability, Profitability, Consistency, and Memorable Experiences.
+ Comparing up-to three different market areas to determine optimal area
+ Developing consumer profiles by analyzing demographics & socio-graphics
+ Compiling required food, beverage, and concept trends
+ Measuring start-up costs & financial potential against industry standards
+ Development of brand requirements and characteristics
+ Detailed breakdown of architecture needs & furniture, fixtures, equipment
+ Development of menu concepts, plating, glassware concepts
+ Completion of a scaled 2-D prototype drawing with ideal layout
Strategic Business Plan
+ Competitive landscapes, team development, brand differentiation
+ Strategic goals, menu development, revenue channels, return on investment
+ Financial package w/ five years of financial statements
+ Mock schedule, foot traffic analysis, P&L, cash-flow, break-even, and contingency plans
PHASE TWO – DEVELOPMENT
+ Working closely with local real estate agents
+ Visit, compare, & analyze potential venues
Drawings & Permits
+ Sourcing Architect, Interior Designer, Engineer
+ Consulting on Final Design & Operational Flow
+ Sourcing contractors & overseeing fit-out
+ Organizing & fascilitating all start-up tasks
PHASE THREE – EXECUTION
+ Development of brand guide
+ Logo design & core values
+ Marketing plan & brand activation
+ Final equipment spec consulting
+ Tables, chairs, plating, packaging
+ Sourcing required tech needs
+ Full recipe development
+ Menu testing with client
+ Menu costing & engineering
Supply Chain Mgmt.
+ Meeting w/ potential suppliers
+ Developing pricing strategies
+ Organizing safety & deliveries
+ Story-telling through design
+ Graphic design & presention of menus
+ Organizing menu to drive profits
Online Foot Print
+ Custom website/app development
+ Social media setup & training
+ Training on online reputation
+ Detailed staff organization plan
+ Standard operating procedures
+ All required checklists & templates
+ Hiring of Chef & Managers
+ Job posting, interviewing, selection
+ Coach Mgmt. thru on-boarding of team
+ Development of a training program
+ Leading orientation shifts
+ Hands-on kitchen, bar/cafe training
+ 10, 20, 40 Hour Packages Available
+ Monitoring & consulting during soft opening
+ Delivering results & accountability
+ 3 Day Assessment & 12 Month Action Plan To Regain Focus, Revenue, & Profits
Secret Diner Program
+ 1 Day Service Sequence Analysis w/ Detailed Report & Score
+ Team Development to Inspire Operational Excellence or Hands-On F&B Training
Schedule a 15-30 Minute Call
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Complete start to finish solutions including award-winning beverage programs are available from idea stage to grand opening & beyond for your new, expanding, or re-branded bar/pub, night/day club, brew-pub, or sports bar.
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