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Live Workshop Tour

Starting a Bar or Restaurant: The Non-Negotiables

The 2023 Mission

It’s my mission this year to educate hundreds of people throughout North America on how to strategically start a successful bar or restaurant business.

The numbers don’t lie: 60-70% of bars and restaurants will close within the first 12-18 months. The number one reason for this high failure rate? The lack of strategic clarity.

This live, full-day workshop will prepare and educate you on the non-negotiable plans needed to win in this industry. The process we will go through during this workshop has helped KRG Hospitality clients boast a 0% failure rate within the first 12-18 months.

The time is now to think big and focus on opportunities. This workshop will go over the requirements, costs, characteristics, systems, mindset, and strategy plans that are 100% non-negotiable to start a successful brand in this industry. After this workshop you will leave with the confidence, understanding, and tools needed to WIN!

What’s Expected When Your Register?

With your pass, you will receive engaging, high-quality education plus:

  • Complimentary continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments
  • A copy of ‘Hacking the New Normal’ written by Doug Radkey ($25 Value)
  • A copy of KRG Hospitality’s 2023 bar / restaurant start-up guide
  • 2-Hours of 1-on-1 Consulting, Booked After The Workshop ($400 Value)
  • The confidence, understanding, and tools needed to win in this industry

Content from the workshop focuses on:

  • The six characteristics of a winning hospitality brand
  • The mindset that you as an owner or leader require to be successful
  • The detailed roadmap of the journey; from idea to opening and beyond
  • A deep-dive into the non-negotiable start-up plans you need; feasibility studies, conceptulization, brand identity, marketing plans, technology plans, business plans, and financial planning


Philadelphia (Workshop)

Sat, March 4, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

117 South 17th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

15 Spots Available. Register Today:

New York City (Seminar)

Sun, March 5, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

International Restaurant & Foodservice Show

The Javits Center; 655 West 34th Street

Free With Show Registration:


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Chicago, IL, USA

Nashville, TN, USA

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Orlando, FL, USA


Your host, Doug Radkey, is a hospitality consultant, author, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur who works behind the scenes to develop scalable, sustainable, profitable, memorable, and consistent hospitality businesses.

With a focus on independent bar, restaurant, and boutique hotel properties, Doug and his team turn vision into strategic clarity with the gold standard of solutions for new or seasoned operators looking to successfully start or grow their hospitality business.

Doug is the founder and President of KRG Hospitality Inc., an agency that is not only cultivated, but creative and connected with a presence found throughout North America and the Eastern Caribbean. Over the past thirteen years, Doug and KRG Hospitality have worked with hundreds of start-up brands just like yours, thereby positioning KRG to become the industry’s start-up experts.

Doug and KRG Hospitality have been featured in the following:

KRG Hospitality articles, media, conferences, and trade shows