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Restaurant Consulting 

Management, Leadership, Accountability, Coaching and more...
"Analysis, Training, Success."
United States of America, Canada, Central and South America.  Anywhere you need us, your win is ours!
Close To Open Restaurant Consulting specializes in coaching, mentoring, training and duplicating.  Our team possesses extensive experience with Restaurant Fine Dining, Casual, Fast Casual, Bars, Nightclub and Concert Venues.  We possess both private and public resort level experience to include special event planning and responsibilities for large conference centers.  

We are private restaurant consultants specializing in successful Restaurant Start-Ups, Restaurant Turnaround, Management Training, System Development and much more.  Each client, with their distinct market sectors, gives us a unique perspective which sets us apart.  Our Founder has over 30 years of combined experience in Montana, Arizona, California, Illinois and Colorado.  Our partners add another 60 years of wisdom!

Our Restaurant industry reputation is based upon the unique ability to recognize and balance all relevant components of your business.  This often includes the brand, operating model, and the right strategy creating a foundation for premium profit and on-going success.  We are Food and Beverage Experts with a passion for helping others.  

With a process focused on quick profit generation for the concepts we advise.  Close To Open Restaurant Consulting will walk you through each and every winning step.  Ultimately our Restaurant Consultants afford your team more time to focus on guest service and hospitality. Without a doubt, we can balance the scale making investors and business partners happy.   
 
Finally, the art of starting a restaurant and turning it into a successful business requires an enormous amount of knowledge and know-how.  Even the most experienced investors, Operators, and Entrepreneurs find food and beverage opening to be daunting.  Don't hesitate to reach out and ask for support!  
 

Services

 
Work directly with our team of business experts taking the guess work out of management, operations and profitability!   
Marketing + POS Systems
MENU PSYCHOLOGY
DESIGN ANALYSIS
CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
SPECIAL EVENTS
RESTAURANT FLOW
POS SYSTEM SETUP
CREDIT CARD PROCESSING
WEB DESIGN
VIDEO
PHOTOGRAPHY
Business Coaching
Invite us on-premise for a restaurant review and facility inspection.  The information is eye opening.  Next, we make ourselves available for personal and management one-on-one meetings, emails, up-dates and more...custom designed to your needs.  It is a great way to shoot any gap building on-going improved capacity and capability.  
Training + Communication
HIRING + TRAINING
MANAGEMENT + LEADERSHIP
STAFF SUPPORT
EMPLOYEE REVIEWS
HOSPITALITY TRAINING
BEER, WINE + BEVERAGE TRAINING
HUMAN RESOURCES
Cost + Analysis
GOAL SETTING + PROFIT PLANNING
REPORTING + REVIEWS
MENU COST ANALYSIS
RECIPE COST ANALYSIS
ORDERING + INVENTORY
SECURITY PLANNING + EDUCATION
INVESTOR RELATIONS

Taking the

First Step

"Engaging resources."
Getting Outside Help.

Don’t let apprehension engaging an outside resource become a barrier to success and growth. If you realize you have a problem or issue requiring outside help, you’ve already moved one step further than most!  If you are doing well but simply need another resource to provide input and actionable advice, it's a smart move!  

 

 

 

Our services pay for themselves.  Our approach, strategies, and solutions work for you! 

 

 

 

Everyone claims to have the “Best Service” or the “Best Food” so learn what sets you apart! 

 

 

 

We believe the three most important aspects of any successful operation in order are:  Hospitality, Originality, and Recognition.  With our training and concept development, we can help you to grab headlines, win awards, attract new excited guests and deliver bottom-line results.  

Simple movements can generate $1800 more a night and total analysis and planning has pushed concepts to an extra $80,000 per month.  Draft and inventory analysis has lowered costs by more than six percent at a regional eight figure per year operation.  

 

Any experienced professional appreciates outside input and actionable data.  Every owner and all management teams can use professional coaching and mentoring.   The best coach or consultant has a well-developed sense of the challenges you’re facing, which allows him or her to design training for you that “overshoots” expectations and improves a path for on-going excellence and greater capabilities. 

 

With a process focused on quick profit generation, we afford our clients more time to focus upon supporting staff, reaching out to guests and keeping investors smiling.  

Don't let cost be a barrier.
What sets you apart?
Hospitality, Originality, Recognition.
 

Why Close To

Open Consulting?

"The little things, become the big things."
Attention to detail & accountability.

How often have you walked into the shift morning, afternoon or night to find yourself already an hour or more behind?  The dishwasher didn’t finish his job at night so prep staff or you have to spend a half hour to simply open the dish station taking away from opening duties and no doubt crushing employee morale. 

 

 

 

Close to Open Management Consulting is here to support your best efforts throughout the business day and we all know the little things become the big things.  

 

Most importantly, our efforts help to create a platform for your best efforts.  We set the table for managment and employee accountability, education and ultimate success.  

We all have the same 24 hours in each day and an unknown quantity of time.  
If you wanted to own a business but find the business owning more and more of your time, let's talk and see what we can do to best support and serve you!  

Support
 

Management Consultants

Restaurant, Bar, Nightclub Consulting.  Business Coaching.  Mentoring.  Transitional Management Services.  Bozeman, Montana, U.S.A.
 

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