Restaurant Operational Assessment

Let Julia Shanks Food Consulting take a comprehensive look at your restaurant business and show you ways to increase revenues, decrease expenses, maximize profits, and help your business thrive.

  • Food Cost Analysis includes reviewing recipes, invoices, and production to calculate actual versus theoretical food cost and determine appropriate food cost target.
  • Profit and Loss Statement Analysis helps your business determine sales targets based on occupancy and labor costs, as well as identify opportunities to increase sales and reduce operating expenses.
  • Mystery Dining – Service Analysis
  • An Operations Assessment is a review of your business’ overall operations to determine what systems need to be implemented to improve efficiencies, including inventory controls, waste sheets, incentivized compensation models, and more.
  • Inventory Management can make a huge impact on your bottom line when done well because it impacts your product availability as well as how much you waste.
  • A Marketing Overview Analysis helps you determine how to pique your existing and potential customers’ interest and get the public excited about what you offer.
  • Prepare for financing with tools to effectively pitch your business, including business plan writing, investor presentations, and financial projections.
  • Green Analysis

For more information or to schedule an initial consultation, call 617-945-8718 or send us an email. We look forward to helping you succeed!

It can really help you understand and improve your business when you expose it to a fresh pair of eyes, especially a pair as educated and experienced as Julia’s. For many years we had thought one of our three restaurants was earning far more than our numbers suggested, and another far worse, which nearly led us to sell the unit we had thought was under-performing. After a thorough review of our financial statements and internal management reports, Julia challenged – and corrected – several crucial, erroneous assumptions we had been living under. Julia helped us understand some important truths about our business, improved our decision making, which in turn is helping The Elephant Walk to thrive.”Bob Perry, Founding Partner, The Elephant Walk Restaurant Group, Inc.

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