Research

While you can dream of where you want to go independent of where you are currently, ultimately getting to your desired destination will require building a backwards road map to your starting point. To determine that starting point, every project we embark on begins with a healthy dose of research. We know that sounds cliché. But to us, research isn’t an excessively expensive, unnecessary burden as its reputation might lead one to believe. Rather, it’s laying the foundation for conclusions and future recommendations in all future phases.

When we say research, we don’t mean research about the industry in general. While there are many esteemed management, marketing, accounting and brand consultancies in the world, our experience and concentrated, specialized competencies in every aspect of global food and beverage are what makes us different. We make that knowledge available to our clients and apply it specifically in unique situations. We analyze every functional area of the business, going through it with a fine-tooth comb. With this research, we can identify opportunities and understand trends. We’re firm believers that what is happening now is not what is happening next.

We’re not a cookie-cutter consultancy, but tailor what we know to who we are working with. While working on due diligence projects, we offer a whole suite of customized intelligence tools that show how to unlock value and gain traction with short-term priorities while building a more comprehensive and sustainable long-term improvement plan. From basic financial analyses to full-fledged 360 degree audits and everything in between, we will maximize the return on your investment no matter your goals.

  • Consumer Research
  • Guest & Employee Surveys
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Competitor Research & Analysis
  • Tailored Research & Analysis (Industry, Market, Category, Competitors)
  • Competitive Benchmarking
  • Investor Due Diligence
  • Concept Due Diligence
  • Technical Due Diligence
  • International Expansion Due Diligence & Feasibility
  • Trends Alignment/Gap Analysis
  • Location Analysis
  • Opportunity Identification
  • Real Estate & Site Selection Research
  • Restaurant Diagnostics
  • Restaurant Trend Spotting