THE DOLLARS & SENSE OF OWNING A RESTAURANT

Harris Eckstut teaches THE DOLLARS & SENSE OF OWNING A RESTAURANT Tuesdays, March 31 and April 7, 2020 TIME: 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – FEE: $110 LOCATION: THE RESTAURANT SCHOOL AT WALNUT HILL COLLEGE 4207 WALNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104 This two class course is geared towards those individuals who dream of one day […]

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Free COVID-19 Consultation for Restaurants

Free COVID-19 Consultation for Restaurants

Eckstut Consulting is now offering COVID 19 RE-OPENING PROCEDURES ASSISTANCE for restaurants with an Initial Consultation at No Cost. This includes strategic planning for the immediate and the long-term future of your restaurant. Eckstut Consulting Can assist With: Assistance in re-opening of operations Re-boarding Staff Customer communications Marketing New Rules and Regulations Adaptations/Adjustments Making efficient/productive […]

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Cicala Review: An elegant new Italian for North Broad and historic Divine Lorraine Hotel

The Philadelphia Inquirer recently reviewed Cicala. Click here to read the article.

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Cicala’s At The Divine Lorraine

OPENING FIRST RESTAURANT FOR CHEF JOE CICALA We begin with an understanding of the owner’s vision: menu, price points, branding, restaurant size, demographics, locations and financial capabilities and opportunities. From this basis, we put together initial projections of sales, followed by project costs of operating the business. We also put together estimated costs to open […]

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Opening a 2nd location – Pop Shop, Medford NJ

This client has had a successful first location for over a decade and wants to grow the brand and business by opening a second location. Hoping to franchise in the future, the partners were advised to have multiple successful operations. The client’s personal resources are limited, so they need to have an investor and/or partner. […]

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Revitalization of Urban Main Street Storefront BART’S BAGELS

Through a recommendation of a past Main Line Philadelphia restaurant client, Harris was approached by a technology professional wanting to change careers and get into a business he dreamed of owning, a high quality New York bagel making enterprise. He had studied the art and science of making a high quality bakery and “staged” at […]

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Green Line Cafe Expansion into Center City

Green Line Cafe Expansion into Center City

Green Line Cafe is a successful coffee shop client who has been in business for 10+ years, having several locations in the University City area, and wants to expand to Center City Philadelphia. Process of Eckstut Consulting: It is determined how much space is needed that works for the demographics, the rent, and other monthly […]

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University City Science Center Restaurant

University City Science Center Restaurant

Eckstut was hired by Wexford Science & Technology, the new partners at the University City Science Center, to investigate the then tenant who had stopped paying rent, claiming he wasn’t doing enough business and wanting to restructure the deal. Eckstut reviewed all aspects of the business from the sales and marketing and service and quality, […]

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Shorty’s Sunflower Cafe, Pottstown, PA

Food Truck

Shorty’s Sunflower Cafe is a long-time very successful breakfast and lunch business featuring farm-to-table breakfast and lunch, located in exurban Philadelphia. For years the sales had been mainly stagnant due to location and limited marketing opportunities for a mostly semi-rural location. The owners (husband & wife) contacted Harris to help grow the business. To try […]

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Vernick Food & Drink

Vernick Food & Drink

Eckstut first met Greg Vernick when he and his family attended Harris’ “Dollars & Sense of Owning A Restaurant” course. Afterwards, the Vernicks hired him to assist in finding and acquiring the right location and property, and then they continued working together with the planning, permitting, building, and opening. Through this process, Eckstut helped shepherd […]

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