Restaurant Consultants – a world class consulting firm expert in producing inspired, state-of-the-art new concept restaurants. Contact David Napolitan 212.223.7275
We provide highly personalized consulting services to hospitality corporations, independent restaurant groups, restaurateurs, and entrepreneurs who are planning the development of their first or next restaurant concept - whether full service, fast casual, or hybrid.We also excel in turnarounds of distressed individual properties, faltering divisions or entire companies. In these challenging times, our wealth of business experience and specifically tailored financial models will help you analyze your financial issues, and then make sound strategic decisions and adjustments. At its simplest, our goal is to help you reduce costs and be more profitable by providing high quality analysis and decision support.
With innovative thinking delivered by world-class talent, Restaurant Strategies provides an expedited, cost effective, customizable, and transparent resource for each client.
As we exceed the aspirations of each client, we help each one of them achieve the unique goals of their crucial project.
Read on to discover just how many ways we can help.
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Restaurant Strategies of New York Limited, Inc.
P.O. BOX 398772Miami Beach, FL 33239United States
Phone: 212.223.7275Email: David Napolitan
David Napolitan, President
Widely recognized as an innovative and discerning producer of successful restaurants, David A. Napolitan has repeatedly drawn upon his years of experience and marketing savvy to develop and implement a diverse range of properties nationwide. In the two decades since Napolitan founded Restaurant Strategies, he has taken his expertise, insight and marketing wizardry to numerous successful restaurant projects.
Ephraim Kadish, Executive Chef/Operator
Ephraim Kadish has gained a wide-reaching reputation as a culinary inventor and pioneering force in the constantly evolving world of food trends and design.
You dream... we'll make it real.And really work. Our sensitive, customized, expedited approach defines the concept, the operational requirements, and the critical pre-opening path for the startup of original concepts.
This proprietary approach is organized to manage the planning, progression and accomplishment of the major tasks and activities required by all professionals and subcontractors.
A personalized scope of work is first defined for each client - determined by the unique requirements of the project. A typical scope of work encompasses transparent oversight of the entire startup process, including:
Conceptual DevelopmentReal Estate, Site Feasibility andLease NegotiationInterior DesignFiling ArchitectKitchen DesignEquipment SpecificationEngineeringEquipment BiddingBidding and Selection of GeneralContractorBidding and Selection of theSubcontractorsOversight for the Filing of PermitsOwner Representatives forConstruction Site SupervisionSourcing Suppliers for All ProductsAssociated with the IndustryPos and Operations Set UpITSecurityCulinary and Management Talent RecruitmentStaff Recruitment / Training ManualsHealth and Safety StandardsPlanning and Execution of Pre-Opening ActivitiesImplementation of OperationalSystems and Day-To-Day Procedures PreviewsGrand OpeningStrategic Positioning
It may be a dream, but theres much reality to deal with. Well be there every step of the way for you.
Are you contemplating expanding your business into targeted U.S. and North American markets? Restaurant Strategies will work with your executive and operational teams, as well as other retained professionals, to maximize your opportunities for success. We'll customize a cost effective - and time effective - approach for the successful translation and introduction of your foreign brand, including all elements of your conceptual, culinary, and business models.
In this rapidly changing international economy, a hot restaurant can turn cold as quickly as a dish left at the expediters station. When crisis threatens the success of your business, early recognition and diagnosis are vitally important.
Whether its a distressed individual property, a faltering division, or an entire company, the Restaurant Strategies team will focus their knowledge and talent to assess your specific needs and areas of vulnerability, formulate an effective restructuring plan, and monitor its implementation.
Our Operations Review Team will uncover the cause of performance shortfalls and propose an action plan that is practical, measurable and time bounded.
We then assume crisis management roles as consultants to the principal, chief executive officer, or interim senior management to accomplish specific results, such as operational improvements in under performing enterprises, or to effect an orderly change in management or ownership of the business
Every great restaurant has a distinct personality. We'll help you create it, sharpen it, or adapt it.From concept to creation we work with you to develop a unique, strategic, and economically compelling positioning from which all articulations of your brand emanate. We then passionately bring that core positioning to life - across multiple formats and mediums, including:
LogoColor PalettePhotosMenu FormatsSignageStationaryPress MaterialsAdvertisingInterior DesignFood DesignService and Staff TrainingLexicon and communications platforms and programs.Restaurant Strategies retains creative talent who have created some of the most memorable, award winning, and effective advertising ever.
The result? A singular, distinctive identity, which inspires an emotional connection, drives people to trial and consistently delivers on their expectations.
Who doesn't love a great makeover? Businesses and diners certainly love ours.We can create a sales mix of signature food and beverage menu items and specify their operational requirements.
In doing so, Restaurant Strategies creates market advantage - through menu development, menu makeover, menu engineering, menu presentation, recipe development, food cost analyses, portion control, purveyors audit, purchasing specifications, recruitment of culinary talent, overall creative direction, public relations. and branding.Whether youre planning a new startup menu or a menu makeover, Restaurant Strategies are the experts to best position your business model to generate excitement, value, guest-client retention, growth, operational efficiency and immediate improved profitability.
Upon agreement of the scope of work, a personalized proposal for Culinary Consulting or Menu Makeover will be customized to achieve the unique goals of each client.
Work can occur in the following areas:
Menu EngineeringMenu Writing, Language, Format and Creative PresentationCompetitive ShoppingResearch and DevelopmentRecipe DevelopmentMenu TestingSpecification of Operational RequirementsEquipment SpecificationKitchen DesignRecipe Translation into Commercial ExecutionConfirm Portions SizesBatch and Plate CostingSuggested Menu PricingHypothetical Food CostIngredients ListFood GlossaryRecipe by Metric or US Units of MeasureRetail Product Line: Retail ItemPricing/PackagingEnvironment Sustainability Analysis with RecommendationsRecruitment of the Culinary TeamTraining of the Culinary TeamPublic RelationsMarketingRestaurant Strategies will assist the client to identify, negotiate and secure the appropriate culinary talent, food publicist, food writer, kitchen design firm, creative direction and management talent.
The personality of your restaurant is impacted so strongly by the human faces who staff the front of the house.So Restaurant Strategies will develop a personalized approach to fine-tune all aspects of your sales and service hospitality team. Our goal will be to establish one standard of excellence and one standard of zero defects. This strategy will facilitate the long-term development of each guest-client, and the maximization of guest-client traffic, sales and check average. We will seamlessly integrate state-of-the-art service systems with concept and management philosophies, creating a finely polished and professional organization that best reflects the aspirations of ownership.
Having a great concept is a good starting point but achieving success takes a lot more. To succeed in the restaurant world, your business needs to create, and maintain, BUZZ and CREDIBILITY. To do this youll need a well thought-out communications and marketing plan.
Our Marketing and Communications Experts develop customized marketing and communications plans to suit your particular concept, target customer and budget.
We'll guide and assist you in implementing the plan, including the following activities:
Launch events, tastings, and other special eventsPublic relations/media relationsCelebrity programsStrategic partnershipsDirect marketingInternet marketing including viral marketing, blogs, websites, etc.Special promotions
Whether seeking funding from friends and family, angel investors or venture capitalists, a compelling business plan is critical.The most effective plans clearly and concisely convey a unique concept, a convincing marketing strategy, a sensible operating plan and sound financial forecasts. We can help you shape your ideas into powerful messages and professional documents, which stand out with investors and lay the groundwork for your future operations.
At that point, Restaurant Strategies can connect you to our network of experienced professionals with successful track records in helping entrepreneurs secure funding to launch their new restaurant or hospitality businesses.
Our business plan services include:
Writing and EditingMarket ResearchOperating and Growth AssumptionsPro Forma Financial StatementsInvestor Presentations
Restaurant Strategies can connect you to our network of experienced professionals with successful track records in helping entrepreneurs secure funding to launch their new restaurant or hospitality businesses.
Restaurant Strategies may also be able to assist your existing businesses with strategic funding for other needs such as:
Expansion / RenovationMarketing / AdvertisingPurchase New LocationRecapture Your Invested CapitalBuying Out A PartnerAcquire Business ServicesRestaurant Business Consultants such as Restaurant StrategiesOvercoming The Occasional Shortfall
Restaurant Strategies can help you address challenging financial issues and make sound strategic decisions. We combine a wealth of business experience with specifically tailored financial models to analyze the issues you're most concerned about and help you make the right adjustments to your strategy. At its simplest, our goal is to help you reduce costs and be more profitable by providing high quality analysis and decision support.
Product profitability analysis to inform menu offerings or pricingCash flow forecasting to improve purchasing strategies or clarify funding needsOperations review to refine staffing or capacity planning decisions
What statement will your restaurant make - and will it be memorable? Are you looking for charm? A bustling energy? An intimate getaway? An understated business gathering?
Restaurant Strategies will guide you every step of the way to your design destination.
Restaurant, hotel and we accesses the countrys top interior architects design specialists. and kitchen designers. We coordinate all operational and marketing requirements to seamlessly integrate them into the design, construction and operations. And from inception, we work with all principle players to marry concept, design and menu for an immersive and memorable customer experience.
The kitchens we create are design-specific: to cuisine, menu, location as well as skill level and labor efficiency. Ground floor planning like this enables the operator to execute a unique concept seamlessly and consistently; in effect trouble shooting before any trouble arises.
We'll plan allocation of space for all sales and operational activities, and give oversight to their seamless integration into the master interior / kitchen design scheme.
Through our partners, Restaurant Strategies can help you address your real estate challenges. Our associates have been developing retail brands, overseeing operations and systems and building properties professionally in a range of management capacities for national and regional companies for over twenty years.
Growth StrategiesBrands DevelopmentNew Market ExpansionReal EstateLease NegotiationsConstructionDesignProperty Management
Restaurant Strategies will analyze your goals and strategies and make recommendations for the successful purchase or sale of a single restaurant or hotel, or the acquisition or sale of an entire company.
We provide assistance in the areas of:
Business PlansRestaurant or Hotel Concept DevelopmentTurn Around Strategies for Distressed PropertiesFunding and FinancingTarget Marketing and Branding of theRestaurant or HotelBusiness ValuationBusiness AnalysisContract ManagementRestructuringProfit and Expense ControlsCurrently, Restaurant Strategies has several promising full-service and hybrid market niche restaurant concepts that are at various stages of development. Each is being designed as a prototype for regional and national rollout.
OTHER SUPPORTING SERVICES RELATED TO THE PURCHASE OR SALE OF RESTAURANTS:
A). BUSINESS VALUATIONS Restaurant Strategies will determine the true value of your business. There are many situations requiring business valuations such as:
Seeking Outside Equity InvestmentDetermining Value for Buy/Sell AgreementsEstate Planning, Mergers or AcquisitionsPlanning for Corporate GrowthObtaining Business Credit ExpansionPlanning for Public Stock OfferingBankruptcy, Reorganization and LiquidationB). BUSINESS ANALYSIS Restaurant Strategies will analyze your business to determine if you are maximizing your profits. We will examine and analyze the following areas:
FinancialOperationalSales Functions of the BusinessesBusiness GoalsStrategic PlanningManagement (Ownership) PhilosophiesOrganization and Its FunctionPerceived Value of The Product to the ConsumerStrategic AlliancesMarketing and Product BrandingEmployee Relations, Job Descriptions and TrainingProductivityStrengths and DeficienciesCompetitive Market FactorsC). INTEGRATED TAX PLANNING
Restaurant Strategies, through its strategic alliances, will produce maximum profits by reduction of taxation, advanced tax planning and asset saving goals. We will examine the tax effects and options available per business entity such as, a Limited Liability Company, Limited Liability Partnership or off shore companies.
Income Tax PlanningFederal, State and International Code ReviewFringe Benefit EvaluationShareholder ValueCorporate Structure ReviewTax Defense RepresentationRepresentation in Audit and TaxControversiesSuccession PlanningEstate PlanningAsset ProtectionNegotiations and Arbitration