Posted by: Jay Bandy | July 21, 2016

When to Hire a Restaurant Consultant


When restaurants face nagging problems or about to enter a new stage of growth, it is time to consider a consultant. Operating costs, menu execution, customer service, marketing, supply chain or profitability have been troublesome or concerning without any sight of improvement it may be time to consider that assistance. In the long run, the ROI of a hiring a consultant can quite high by helping you resolve profitability issues and operational problem or avoid a costly mistake in the startup or expansion.

The consultant, being an objective outsider, can recognize issues more clearly. Then suggest and assist with implementing solutions more effectively than you, managers and your staff. When you’re close to a situation there is a tendency to being mired in the details and not be able to come up with a solid strategy and corresponding tactics to overcome the problems with the business. Consultants provide an objective point of view that is based on facts of the situation and the business.

A consultant brings to your business ideas and solutions that have been successful in other operations. Consultants have specialized knowledge, skills and experience to assist the operator with a combination of problem-solving, planning or implementation services depending on what the situation dictates.

Here are areas where a restaurant consultant will help you:

  • Site selection and concept development
  • Turnaround situations
  • Initial startup and project management
  • Menu development
  • Supply chain setup and management
  • Operations and profit assessment
  • Marketing
  • Growth strategies including franchising
  • Operating systems & procedures
  • Staff training programs
  • Technology solution including POS
  • Outsourced assistance

At Goliath Consulting Group, in most cases, we start with an operational assessment to provide you with insights on the underlying problems affecting performance as well as recommendations for solutions and the effect it is having on your business. Other engagements tackle a specific need: build a marketing plan, update the menu, develop a business plan for growth etc. We have the skills and experience to help you improve the situation you are facing.

Learn more about how Goliath Consulting Group can help you at: www.goliathconsulting.com or contact us at: getresults@goliathconsulting.com

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