When Restaurants fail Consultants.

I suppose most business owners would say, “the consultant failed me”. This is basically a half truth. More often than not, it is the restaurant that fails the consultant. WE humans are are strange creatures to say the least. We often are seeking help, but really have no intention of changing anything. It’s like the old adage. What is the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result. Mind you…if it isn’t broke don’t fix it, right? Unfortunately this model doesn’t factor in “CHANGE”. Change will happen, wether we like it or not. The question is, are we prepared to adapt to change? If not, this is when a consultant can help. Lets look at what a consultant does, and how they should help you…and most importantly, how to work together. Another great little ditto can be found here;

http://www.professionalchefsfoodnetwork.org/2021/04/21/bad-business-habits/

Why do restaurants fail? 

  1. Lack of vision
  2. Not enough industry experience
  3. Not enough operating capital
  4. Poor location
  5. Not knowing the numbers
  6. Ineffective menu pricing and planning
  7. Failing to adapt
  8. Being too trendy
  9. High staff turnover rates 
  10. Inconsistent food and service
  11. Not enough repeat customers
  12. Mixing family and business

An interesting explanation of Consulting Myths can be found here;

https://www.blueorbiting.com/restaurant-consultants-20-myths-debunked/

Conclusion

Short and sweet today. We are entering a new age in hospitality and foodservice. An enormous amount of businesses have failed during covid, and it’s not finished yet. On the bright side, there will be enormous growth from 2022 forward. The question is, are you prepared. You may want to talk to me, talking is free. Shoot me an email; macgillb2@gmail.com or check out my corporate website; www.dtpcs.biz

CHEERS!