Restaurant consulting firm The Recipe of Success® is nationally recognized and holds the “secret ingredient” to creating some of the best restaurants, fast-casual dining venues, cafes, bars, bakeries and multifaceted catering and events businesses. Embracing a hands-on consultancy philosophy and an entrepreneurial spirit, The Recipe of Success provides profitable and executable solutions to private equity, owners and operators of restaurant companies.

The boutique firm specializes in both launching new restaurant startups along with turnarounds for struggling or financially distressed operations by bringing fresh ideas to the table, including concept development, food and beverage strategies, menu development, real estate brokerage, restaurant design and construction, operational procedures, marketing and staff training to drive guest frequency and maximize revenue. Since 2000, The Recipe of Success has a legacy of success “menu” of over 150 major clients.

Global in reach, holistic in approach, but locally relevant, we work alongside some of the most “seasoned” executives at some of the most successful food and beverage companies to visualize, plan, and implement innovative ideas to turnaround restaurants, bars and hospitality venues.

As a restaurant consulting firm, we work with new and emerging brands as well as those who are well established.

As industry leaders, we understand the dynamic challenges inherent in the restaurant and hospitality industries. We are seasoned restaurateurs who specialize in driving operational efficiency, enhancing guest experience, and optimizing business performance to ensure profitability. After a comprehensive assessment of your needs, we can build a strategy that lays your foundation of continued success.

Our Process

Industry-Tailored Expertise

We bring a wealth of experience specifically honed in the restaurant and hospitality sectors. Our understanding of industry intricacies, from day-to-day operations to strategic initiatives, sets us apart. Not only have we spent four decades in the restaurant/hospitality business, Mark has also been a restaurant owner.

Operational Excellence

Unlock your business’s full potential with our tailored operational strategies. From supply chain optimization to staff management, we ensure seamless, efficient operations aligned with industry best practices, ultimately driving revenue and lowering costs.

Cost-Effective Solutions

We provide strategic insights at a fraction of the cost, enabling you to allocate resources where they matter most and maximize your bottom line.

  • Inventory Management Software
  • Energy-Efficient Equipment
  • Vendor Negotiation
  • Cross-Training Staff
  • Menu Engineering
  • Waste Reduction Initiatives
  • Online Ordering and Delivery Platforms
  • Cloud-Based Point-of-Sale (POS) Systems

By implementing cost-effective systems and strategies, restaurants can enhance profitability, improve efficiencies, and be positioned for long-term success.

Customized Approach

Recognizing that every business is unique, we take the time to understand your specific needs, challenges, and goals. Our approach is not one-size-fits-all; it’s a personalized strategy crafted to elevate your business to new heights and make it profitable. Furthermore, we take the time to learn from you your specific needs in order to create your proposal.

Drive Guest Satisfaction

The goal is to enhance the guest experience with streamlined processes and a guest-centric approach. We collaborate with your team so that you are able to create memorable experiences that not only satisfy guests but also contribute to increased revenue.

How We Work


We start with a comprehensive assessment of your current operations, identifying areas for improvement and understanding your business objectives. Our starting point is to perform a series of mystery shops. The next step is in known observations to further our understanding about the total day to day operations. Our goal is to speak with the team, visualize their performance and to see the innerworkings of the restaurant. We conclude with financial analysis that results in a full report that becomes a working document for the restaurant turnaround.

Strategic Planning

Based on the comprehensive assessment, we develop a tailored strategy aligned with your goals, whether it’s improving efficiency, expanding, or adapting to industry trends—all geared towards driving revenue and lowering costs. Equally important is working with your team to achieve their buy in. Assessments and plans mean little if the people in place cannot execute the changes.


Our restaurant consulting firm actively collaborates with your team to implement the strategic plan, ensuring a smooth transition with minimal disruption while focusing on maximizing profitability.

Monitoring and Optimization

The Recipe of Success can remain a part of your team, continually monitoring performance and making data-driven adjustments to optimize processes and increase profitability. In addition, we establish weekly meetings with identified touch points and benchmarks.

Contact The Recipe of Success today to learn how our services can be the catalyst for your success.