Elevate your Bar

Bar Consulting Services

With over 16 years of experience opening and managing a diverse range of bars throughout the food and hospitality industry, Kezner Consulting brings a deep understanding of all the subtle minutia involved in bar operations. Our team of bar consultants possesses specialized beverage consulting expertise to enhance your venue’s ambiance, beverage selection, and service quality. We excel at creating unique environments where bars distinguish themselves by using spirits properly to create a curated cocktail menu, knowledgeable staff, and a lively atmosphere. We are dedicated to positioning your bar for success by developing a compelling narrative and food and beverage programs that appeal to seasoned patrons and those new to the bar scene.

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How Our Bar Consultants Can Help

Our bar consulting services focus on optimizing bar operations and crafting unforgettable customer experiences, ensuring a blend of sophistication and accessibility that drives revenue growth. Here’s how we achieve this:

Step One

Comprehensive Evaluation

Your bar consulting services begin with a comprehensive evaluation of your current operations and bar program, including an in-depth analysis of your bar’s concept and how it resonates with the local demographic and a thorough review of your competition to identify how you can stand out. We’ll explore your regional culinary traditions to inspire a beverage program that complements the local cuisine and source local vendors that provide the ingredients you need. Our comprehensive evaluation also includes a detailed layout for your bar and back-of-house operations, including equipment necessities and efficient storage solutions, all designed to streamline service and enhance your overall customer experience. This evaluation serves as the groundwork for crafting an innovative, cost-effective strategy to elevate your bar to its fullest potential.

Step Two

Menu Framework & Basic Menu Development

With a thorough understanding of your bar’s or gastropub’s potential established, your bar consultants will begin crafting a strategic blueprint that maps out your offerings. Here, we diligently segment your menu into distinct sections that cater to your customer demographic while keeping an eye on the market and cost of goods sold (COGS) to ensure each item meets financial targets and quality standards. The creation of a preliminary menu follows, populated with carefully selected items, compelling descriptions, and strategic pricing that maximizes profit and enhances the guest experience. Our recommendations on menu layout are chosen to engage customers and facilitate an effortless selection process that makes your menu a very easy sell.

Step Three

Operational Menu Development

Building on the menu framework and basic menu development, our bar consulting brings your menu to life by crafting and fine-tuning recipes for craft cocktail movement, bar staples, and select wines that resonate with your guests and your establishment’s ambiance. We apply detailed menu engineering and recipe costing to balance guest appeal with cost efficiency, utilizing tools such as product knowledge sheets, station maps, and order guides for bar training that will empower your team. This operational excellence is supported by continuous follow-up and an adaptive budgeting approach, ensuring your menu’s performance is optimized post-launch, ready to adapt and flourish in the most cost-effective fashion. We’re happy to consult on your happy hour ideas as well, let’s get the customers in and let them leave satisfied.

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Declining Budget

A declining budget for a restaurant serves as a critical financial tool for effective cost management and resource allocation. It helps restaurant owners and managers track their expenses and revenue over a specific period, allowing them to identify areas where spending can be optimized or reduced. This budget provides a clear picture of the restaurant’s financial health, enabling informed decision-making and adjustments to maintain profitability. By regularly reviewing and adjusting a declining budget, restaurants can ensure long-term sustainability and successful Restaurant Turnaround.

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Other Services

Kezner Consulting offers a comprehensive range of services designed to address the diverse needs of our clients. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to succeed in a competitive industry. Here are some of the services we offer:

Menu Development

Our ambition is to curate a menu that mirrors your restaurant’s unique spirit, seamlessly blending culinary elegance with savvy business acumen. We strive to present offerings that not only resonate with your patrons but also elevate your brand’s stature.

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Restaurant Evaluation

Our comprehensive evaluation services provide you with a detailed analysis of your restaurant’s performance. We assess everything from customer service and menu offerings to financial health and staff management.

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Feasibility Studies

We assist in the financial planning of your restaurant, helping you create accurate proformas and restaurant feasibility studies. These essential documents will guide your investment decisions and financial forecasting.

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Real Estate and Developer Support

In the dynamic world of real estate development, the integration of food and beverage (F&B) services is a critical component for success.

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Bar Consulting

Elevate your bar with Kezner Consulting’s bar consulting services. From operational analysis to customized strategy development and implementation, we offer comprehensive support to create unforgettable experiences that drive revenue.

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Hospitality Consulting

Hospitality isn’t just part of the service industry; it’s the soul of every memorable encounter and the driving force behind customer loyalty. It’s what sets a business apart in an industry saturated with choices.

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Food & Beverage Consulting

Staying ahead is pivotal in an industry where food and beverage standards are continually evolving. Our food and beverage consultants are at the forefront of the culinary world, bringing innovative solutions tailored to the unique needs of each establishment.

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Cost of Goods Improvement

Controlling the cost of goods is crucial for profitability. We utilize our propriety tools and proven problem-solving methods to help you find and permanently fix any of your elevated Cost of Goods categories.

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Labor Cost Consulting

Labor costs can significantly impact your bottom line. We provide insights and strategies to manage labor costs effectively while maintaining service quality.

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Operations Consulting

Efficient and well-documented operating procedures are the backbone of a successful restaurant. We help you establish and optimize your processes to enhance productivity and consistency.

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Restaurant Opening Consulting

Planning to open a new restaurant? We offer expert guidance from concept development to launch, ensuring a smooth and successful opening.

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Turnaround Consulting

Our seasoned restaurant turnaround consultants act as mentors, providing ongoing support and guidance. We work closely with you to identify areas for improvement and implement effective strategies.

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Menu Engineering

In the field of menu engineering, we specialize in strategically redesigning menus for increased profitability and customer satisfaction.

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Service Training

Our team of experts has extensive experience in the restaurant industry. We offer specialized service training programs that cover various aspects of restaurant management, from front-of-house operations to kitchen management.

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