Overview of Services

The Dream of Owning A Restaurant

If your dream is to own your own restaurant, the question might be: “Can I make this dream a reality?”

If you have determination, desire, skills, financing, etc., you can make it happen. But you can’t do it alone.

That’s where Eckstut Consulting becomes a part of your dream TEAM. Whether you believe you know the restaurant business, or you know that you don’t know “the BIZ,” I can coach you and lead you to success.

I am well acquainted with what makes a restaurant successful, and I not only guide you through the processes of building your restaurant, but also show you how to sustain it and keep it growing.

I work with experienced owners, restaurant professionals looking to open their own restaurant, and first timers.

Eckstut Consulting works on an hourly basis or, when appropriate, a set fee agreement may be arranged.


  • Individual mentoring and coaching
  • Business planning for existing and/or start-up restaurants
  • Concept development and planning
  • Pro-forma and revenue projections, cash flow analysis
  • Analytic review for investors and lenders
  • Financial advisement and coordination with lenders
  • Property review and site selection
  • Marketing and promotion of restaurants and small businesses
  • “Turn-Arounds” of troubled food service businesses
  • Management Oversight
  • Revitalization of Main Street storefronts