Bar and Restaurant Trends for 2013

Get your resolutions ready, 2013 is just around the corner. Consider some for your business while you’re at it: with a new year comes new consumer interests, and whether you own a restaurant or want to be in the know, we’ve got you covered with some tips. According to Baum Whiteman, National Restaurant Associations, numerous […]



Wendy’s is Evolving: Trading in “Tried and True” For Something New

To me, Wendy’s has always stuck to the “tried and true” philosophy in remaining highly consistent with their original concept. Wendy’s was founded by Dave Thomas and Robert Barney in 1969, and was named after Dave’s 8-year old daughter, Melinda, who was nicknamed “Wendy.” Like any restaurant chain, Wendy’s has made small changes here and there over the years to continue […]



Building A Successful Restaurant/Bar Concept From The Inside Out-8 Key Tips to Creating a Lucrative and Recognizable Brand

You have the vision and the passion, but lack the necessary experience and know-how to get your concept off of the ground.  Now what? 1.      Deliver a truly unique brand experience. Before you move towards launching your concept, be sure you have taken the time to flesh out every aspect of your brand, and most […]



Should your business be a “Location” or “Destination” to be successful?

Know the answer before you open another location! Understanding the differences, benefits, and challenges between “Location” or “Destination” business is VITAL! So, it always surprises me when business owners don’t understand these concepts, or they don’t know which one best descibes their business. I’ve seen some locations fail because the owner didn’t understand. There are […]



Buy a Restaurant or Bar Concept – or Make Your OWN?

Some Things to Know Consider… I came across the story of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse the other day – it speaks of humble beginnings, Ruth’s desire to do “something” to put her kids through college, mortgaging her home, all to buy a business – Chris Steakhouse. We work with both kinds of Restaurant & Bar […]