Blau + Associates is a strategic restaurant planning and development company that specializes in providing clients with the fresh, creative and sound business advice required to create exceptional and profitable food-and-beverage concepts. We can help you with all aspects of the hospitality industry:

  • Operational review and assessment
  • Concept ideation and development
  • Business planning and development
  • Performance analysis
  • Menu analysis and design
  • Culinary research and development
  • Kitchen organization and layout
  • Marketing and PR strategy
  • Leadership development and recruiting
  • Market review and competitive set analysis
  • Site selection assistance
  • Growth strategy
  • Pre-opening advisement and support
  • Conceptual feasibility analysis
  • Revenue growth analysis
  • Master plan development and strategy
  • Tenant search and selection
  • Project management
  • Design coordination and direction
  • Operation programming
  • Revenue assessment
  • Forecasting and budgeting
  • In-depth financial analysis and review
  • General consulting
  • Purchasing and sourcing advisement
  • Long term restaurant operations


Strategy Assessment

  • Restaurant concept feasibility, development and implementation
  • Evaluation and re-conceptualization of under-performing restaurants
  • Competitive set and SWOT analysis; identification of conceptualĀ opportunities
  • Review of management performance and food & beverage objectives
  • Menu engineering, costing and purchasing analysis
  • Project master plan development and culinary programming advisement

Concept Development

  • Comprehensive development of original signature restaurant concepts
  • Business strategy development
  • Culinary ideation and menu development
  • Assistance in selection of architectural and kitchen design firms
  • Placement of celebrity chef concepts

Project Management

  • Coordination and realization of concept from planning to opening
  • Hands-on assistance, collaboration and advisement throughout project
  • On-site support, training and management during opening
  • Marketing and PR strategies advisement and implementation

Tenant Search and Selection

  • Identification and negotiation of strategic third party management partners
  • Real estate site criteria advisement, location assessment and lease negotiation
  • Executive and management searches


  • Ongoing restaurant support and asset management
  • Full services package including financial, strategy and day-to-day management