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Hospitality Expertise 

Get Your Restaurant Open On Time and Profitable!

Our Specialities

At LM Consultants, we’ve assembled a team of professionals, each one working at the top levels in their field.  We possess a deep understanding of the hospitality industry through hands-on experience. We have working experience in every facet of the food service and hospitality industry, including:

  • professional leasing experience
  • commercial finance
  • business plans
  • POS systems
  • concept and menu design
  • kitchen design
  • char broilers and grilling systems
  • HR guidance and manuals
  • job descriptions
  • hiring, training and opening

When you enlist LM Consultants for your operation they will be involved in all aspects of your project. We are proud of our record of successful implementation, concept and recipe creation, improved traffic, and increased profit margins

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We’re not new here. Here’s some of our recent projects

  • Advising a restaurant for improved profit and menu update located in the Rio Hotel, Las Vegas
  • Installation, concept design, menu, staff training and opening of a Fast Casual Tuscan Restaurant
  • Evaluation and training, creation of a new menu and concept for a restaurant attached to a Casino
  • Creation of a gastropub concept with microbrew beer list, and beer seminars
  • Creation of a Business Plan and Feasibility Study for a corporate franchise in Indio, CA
  • Installation, concept design, menu, staff training and opening of a Craft Beer and BBQ full serve
  • Cost Controls and valuation of a 2mm per year Irish Gastropub and brewery
  • Concept design with service systems, menu and recipes for a full serve Tuscan style Italian restaurant
  • Business evaluations for a Mexican restaurant, including food quality recommendations and new menu items with recipes together with holiday menus and promotions
  • Site location and evaluation for a startup Microbrewery including licensing, permitting and applications to all relevant agencies along with a preliminary menu
  • Evaluation of a multi unit midscale Mexican Restaurant Chain including food and service quality and recommendations for advertising and traffic improvement
  • Design of an upscale concept for a market with high end demographics including kitchen design, menus and recipes, and licensing and permits with local entities.
  • Complete installation of a new restaurant including design of the concept, menu, kitchen systems, hiring and training of staff and coordinating opening, publicity, advertising, media, and website.
  • Kitchen and service evaluation, concept design recommendations, décor, signage/logos and website and menu for a sports bar with chain aspirations. (ongoing project)
  • Executive management search, for a 200,000 + sq. ft. event Center
  • Operations and P&L review for a two restaurant plus banquet-wedding business with an eye towards increasing revenues from 3 million to ten million per year

Both the Principals of LM Consultants have opened restaurants for major corporations in the past.  Mike was included on the opening training teams of the openings of Victoria Station Universal City and Northridge. He also was an opening training manager for the Soup Exchange when they opened their Tarzana unit, and wrote the concept and supervised the opening of Cafe Fennel, within a Renaissance Hotel. He also has a Real Estate license and has done site location and commercial leasing for entities such as Copelands of New Orleans and Tony Roma’s. Mike has also appeared before various civic entities and city councils during the planning process to assist the owners in a smooth construction and permitting phase.  Laurie assisted with implementing a new menu and re-opening of “Lew’s Restaurant” within the Airport Hilton in Burbank for Lew Wolff Enterprises, erstwhile owner of the Biltmore in Santa Barbara. Laurie has been in management her entire adult life starting with a General Manager position at age  24. She has been a General manager for concepts that range from Nick’s fresh seafood in the Sherman Oaks Galleria, to Tony Roma’s in their heyday. She was General Manager of the largest restaurant in San Diego ( at the time), Tijuana Tilly’s. She was  a key element in LM’s successful opening of four restaurants of various styles.  She most recently was General Manager and opened Piatti Restaurant in Westlake Village, a successful upscale Tuscan style unit of a luxury hotel chain, Moana Resorts.

A primary part of LM’s work has involved turnarounds and rebranding – reopening of existing units.  We often have signed nondisclosure agreements that preclude us from providing specific names, but they are names you would recognize. Rest assured your confidentiality is important to us!

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Recent projects this past year include

Our Team Knows Food & Beverage!

Restaurant Construction & Restaurant Design

Business Plan Creation

Licensing Consultations

Opening Assistance

Menu Design and Selection

Banquet and Catering Menus

Special Event menus and design

POS (Point of Sale) Systems

Restaurant Concepts

Kitchen System Management

Recipe Creation and fine tuning

Wine Lists & Service Training

Wine Sales Seminars

Craft Beer lists and training

Shrinkage Control

Staff Interviewing and Training

Floor Training & Opening night

Establishing  Fiscal Discipline

Forecasting & Writing a Budget

Profit and Loss Statements

Cash flow management

Scheduling of expenditures

Estimate food costs and profits

HR  and Compliance

Supervision, recruiting, selecting, orienting, training

 scheduling and coaching

counseling and disciplining employees

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Strategic planning and reviews

Preparing and completing business plans

Planning and implementing corrective actions

Managing vendor  relationships

Ensuring compliance with laws and regulations

Establish HACCP & SOPS

Critical Limits,  monitoring procedures

Media , website and publicity purchases

ServSafe and TIPs programs

Contact us today

Get Your Restaurant Open On Time and Profitable!

805-907-5211

Contact us today. we specialize in:
Feasibility Study
Concept Development
Menu Development
Vendor, Product & Equipment Sourcing
Menu Design & Pricing
Wine Lists & Special Cocktail Menus
Craft Beer Menus & Training
Restaurant Design, 
Marketing & Branding