Gain FREE access to the state’s leading restaurant experts through our unique network of consultants.
The Washington Restaurant Association Consulting Network is a NEW program that provides professional consulting services to the restaurant industry. Consultants are dedicated to the highest level of consulting performance and client service. Now, independent operators have access to best-of-class professionals at their fingertips.
Easy to access, members simply call 800.225.7166 and we’ll connect you to one of our world-class consultants. Annually, each member receives thirty minutes of consulting from each of the areas of expertise. At an average of $200 per hour, that is a $1,600 value. Be sure to take advantage of this great new member program.
Make sure your establishment is in the know when it comes to alcohol compliance. Talk with our expert in the field of compliance and get peace of mind.
Thinking about expanding the number of restaurants you own and want to add more? Not sure it is the right time? Our business expansion consultant is the expert at creating custom plans to financially structure your new operation.
Have you recently received a notice that you are going to have a sales tax audit from the Department of Revenue? Are you implementing tax credits properly? Maybe you received a letter from the IRS saying that you did not file form 941 correctly? What does this mean? Our business tax consultant can assist with your IRS questions regarding B&O, IRS taxes and more.
Buying & Selling Businesses
Are you thinking about selling your restaurant? Our expert broker will help you diagnose the right time to sell and the best way to position your business for sale. Or, maybe you are looking for a business to buy. Get assistance as you explore the buying and selling avenue.
Concept & Design Development
Define, design and refine your concept. Our concept and design team will help build your business concept and brand, from interior design, menu development and overall appeal. call our concept and design development team.
Members have a 24 hour, 7 day a week access to professional public relations help during a crisis related to public health, foodborne illness, public safety or other threats to our industry image.
Financial & Accounting Management
Is your labor running too high and need help to get that under control? Our consultant can help with your benchmarks, metrics, financial management and planning. If it’s a number you need help with, we have you covered.
Health Care Reform
Legislation surrounding health care reform has many moving parts and new processes. Our health care consultant is a senior policy analyst at the national level.
Hiring & Retention
Whether you are looking to hire a management level employee, or your turn over rate is out of control, our hiring and retention expert has the tools to help you succeed.
Human Resources Compliance
Get help with the nuts and bolts of human resources. Employee file set-up, sexual harassment orientation tools, performance evaluation tools and more are the areas our human resources compliance team can assist you with.
What system should you be using? What are the best systems in the market? Thinking about networking your computer from home to your business? Call the IT expert to answer your tough questions.
Is your lease going up? Considering a new location and not sure what to do? Start your negotiation tactics by calling the lease negotiation expert.
Do you have questions about a contract you need to sign, perhaps about terminating an employee or are being threatened with a law suite… for situations large and small, call our legal consultant.
Marketing & Advertising
Knowing where to begin when developing marketing programs that build your brand can be overwhelming. Get your questions answered by our marketing and advertising consultant. Whether it’s a brochure, menu, or tactics for marketing you have help through our team.
Our efficiency expert can help you with annual planning, manager training and systems procedures. Solve operational issues and ensure that you hit your goals and budgets. Get assistance from our restaurant efficiencies expert.
Wondering how to make the most out of public relations? Don’t wait to get the word out to the media and your community about your restaurant. Let our team of experts get you started.
Are you leaving your business to your children or considering pulling back from your current role? Get succession planning for the future of your business.
Are you seeing an increase in accidents in your establishment? L&I claims can be a tremendous worry. Gain guidance with L&I claims or learn how often you should be conducting safety meetings. Call the workplace safety experts.