Hospitality, Sales, and
Food & Beverage Consulting
Our proven process drives measurable results to ensure your growth and success.
GET TO KNOW US
We are Knead Solutions.
We believe change is a process, not an event.
We are a team of proven experts in hospitality and food and beverage sales, marketing, and operations. Whether you’re thinking of opening a new restaurant or improving an existing operation, we can help you avoid the pitfalls that lead to reduced profit or worse, closure. Transforming your business is our business.
The 5 Ps to a
If you own a food &/or beverage establishment, this is a must read
Approximately 60% of restaurants fail within the first year of operation and 80% fail within the first five years1. The 5 Ps are the essential elements to to help you avoid becoming a statistic. It explains what may be limiting your profit and growth. It forces you to evaluate your operation and ask the hard questions that can save your business and lead to prosperity.1 CNBC
Start Your Business
- Financial Modeling & Feasibility
- Brand & Concept Development
- Site Selection
- Investor Pitch & Presentation
- Business Plan
- Operational Support
- Sales Strategy
- Video, Graphics, Animation
- Website Development
Improve Your Business
- Operational Assessment
- Brand & Concept Repositioning
- Executive Coaching
- Menu Engineering
- Management Services
- Lead Generation & Direct Sales
- Onsite Diagnosis
- Standard Operating Procedures
- Sales Taskforce Support
Grow Your Business
- Growth Strategy
- Sales & Marketing
- Franchising & Licensing
- Growth Revenue Plan
- Leadership Training
- Corporate Systems
- SEO, SEM, Digital Ads, and Social Media, Email Marketing
HOW WE’RE DIFFERENT
JUST A FEW OF THE ACCOLADES OUR WORK HAS BEEN HONORED WITH
Knead Solutions Partner, Shawn Ford teaches how to make a cocktail with fresh vegetables in a Subway commercial on Bar Rescue on SpikeTV
Knead Solutions Partner, Shawn Ford demonstrates how to pour the perfect beer out of a tap from Bar Rescue on SpikeTV
Shawn is a highly respected hospitality consultant and trainer with over 25 years of experience in the industry. He has developed and launched over 300 stores worldwide and has served as a consultant and trainer for numerous clients including Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Beam Suntory, and The Staples Center. Mr. Ford also appears as a Master Mixologist on the TV show Bar Rescue and serves as chairperson of Ford Hospitality.
Ayesha is a sales and marketing expert with over 20 years of experience and has been recognized as a "Top 10 Elite Salesperson” with Hyatt. She has held leadership positions at leading industry firms such as Wyndham, Marriott, and Intercontinental Hotels. Ayesha is currently the owner of Hotellogy, where she focuses on improving sales and marketing efforts, sales training, and increasing market share for various companies across the US.
Ron is a successful entrepreneur and professional with expertise in hospitality and restaurant marketing and technology. He founded three digital media agencies, two of which have been acquired, and has worked with major clients such as Microsoft, Google, and Pfizer. His video content has gained widespread viewership, with over 1 billion views worldwide. In addition to his media ventures, Ron also owns three successful restaurants.
Ryan is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the hospitality industry. He has a track record of successful business strategy development and a dynamic approach to problem-solving. Ryan has a diverse background in various types of hospitality businesses, including luxury hotels, award-winning bars, retail concepts, and fast casual dining. He has expertise in concept development, menu creation, and streamlining operations. Ryan brings his extensive knowledge and experience to help teams improve and sustain the performance, offerings, and outreach of their businesses.
Dan Unter is an entrepreneur with experience in various industries including hospitality, CleanTech, and marketplaces. He has a track record of creating new revenue streams and has held leadership positions as CEO and general counsel for mid-cap tech companies. Unter has also worked as a professional chef and owned a successful restaurant and catering business. His current focus is on helping companies achieve growth through his expertise and experience.
to global brand.
We help clients of all sizes solve complex issues.
No matter what stage of development you’re in, we can help ensure success. We can help you choose an ideal location, plan a menu, optimize occupancy rates, implement technology, and maximize revenue. Take a look at just some of the brands that trust Knead Solutions to hone their business.
What they’re saying about us.
We would have not been able to have a successful launch without Shawn Ford and Ryan O’Connor from Knead Solutions. They not only helped us with the concept and design of our brand new restaurant and bar Vine + Forge but they helped immensely with setting up the operation to be successful and sustainable overtime. Having Shawn and Ryan involved in our project was the first step that helped us go in the right direction, with both staying engaged well after it was completed..
Juan P. Laginia
General Manager - Sonesta Columbus Downtown
Opening a new restaurant is challenging and I'm glad we went with Knead Solutions to help. There was so much we didn't even know we didn't know.
My family has been in the hotel business since I was a child but it was always run like a family business. We were able to transform our business to a highly efficient, profitable operation.
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