PALM SPRINGS, CA
Restaurant Management Consulting
Restaurant Consulting Services
If you’re just thinking about starting a restaurant, or a home-based food business like a Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operation, Uncommon Fruit LLC offers Start-Up services, like helping you locate potential commercial rental properties for your space, or permitting your home kitchen to incubate your business before you scale-up. We can also help you find the right pieces of NSF approved commercial equipment and often get you a much better price on gently used kitchen equipment or take advantage of rebates for new energy-efficient kitchen appliances like stoves, ovens, fryers, and refrigerators.
One key, and often overlooked, component of a successful restaurant is a profitably designed menu. A restaurant’s menu should be easy to read, clear, concise, and most important feature your business’ most profitable menu items. Did you know that consumers are most likely to order menu items that are at the top and center of your menu? Here is a great presentation from Cal Poly Pomona on the “Stars, Plowhorses, Puzzles & Dogs” method for menu design. Now, more than ever, having an easily accessible online ordering platform and the menu is not only an ADA legal requirement BUT it also will make your restaurant menu items easy to find and order on Google.
Many consumers are looking for menu items and recipes that are sustainable, healthy, or prescribed to specific diets like keto, paleo, or gluten-free. We can help you test, develop, and write recipes as well as cost them out so you know exactly each plate's costs so you can cut food costs and maximize profit. If you’re considering offering meal prep, or keto dishes (which are a growing sector of the meal industry) we can provide nutritional analysis so your customers can know exactly how many calories, grams of fat, carbs, and proteins so they can meet their nutritional goals.