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Food & beverage consulting services

As specialist hospitality consultants and venture partners, our multi-disciplinary team of experts bring a wealth of experience to the table, helping to create and develop truly outstanding brands and unlock the potential of hospitality investments and developments.

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Internationalisation & partnerships

Restaurant internationalisation is a complex process because of the numerous factors that need to be considered, from brand fit and product localisation to finding the right partners or deciding on the right operating model. The potential upside is high, but it needs to be carefully considered and strategic, rather than purely opportunistic. At THINK Hospitality we have supported many hospitality and restaurant brands expand their footprint internationally and could help you do the same.

Here are some of the areas we can support in to make your strategy a winning one;

  • Market studies and analysis

  • Growth criteria and expansion strategy

  • Partner sourcing, evaluation & appraisal

  • Representation & deal-making

  • Franchise readiness

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Commercial & brand development

Having a brand strategy for your restaurant or F&B concept  is important because it helps you to focus your efforts around the customers and occasions that will drive greatest value. Much more than a visual identity, a brand should create an emotional connection with strong customer experience, building loyalty and trust, ultimately increasing sales and growing your business. At THINK Hospitality we have worked with dozens of brands across the F&B sector to define their brand and build a coherent strategy for growth.

Here are some of the areas we can support in to make your brand successful;

  • Brand definition

  • Market research

  • Proposition audit & NPD support

  • Brand & commercial audits

  • Value chain analysis

  • Vendor appointment

  • Portfolio strategy

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Asset enhancement & placemaking

The right food and beverage strategy can be a gamechanger to a hotel or property development, not just through the direct financial return of the operation or leasing, but also adding value through improved public perception, increased footfall, differentiating you from the competition and in the creation of community. In essence fantastic food and beverage can become the heartbeat of a place, adding life and vibrancy. At THINK Hospitality we've worked with many real estate developers, asset owners and hotel brands to help define a winning food, beverage and leisure strategy.

Here are some of the areas we can support in to make your property or development a success;

  • F&B master planning & vision development

  • Concept & tenant mix

  • Strategic partner search

  • Meanwhile space development

  • Operator & concept evaluation

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Acquisition, investments & due diligence

Investing in restaurants, the food and beverage sector or hospitality technology can be exciting and highly rewarding, with high returns of investment possible with the right opportunities, especially as the sector continues to professionalise and evolve. Whether the merger, acquisition or investment be to fulfil a personal ambition, to diversify your portfolio or drive more value from your existing investments, THINK Hospitality have the experience and insights to help make it a success.

 

We have worked with institutional investors, private equity, high net worth individuals and corporations on all kinds of deals in these areas;

  • Opportunity sourcing, evaluation & appraisal

  • Brand and commercial due diligence

  • Market research and understanding

  • Pitch support

  • Investment documentation & business plan development

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Growth & development 

​The food and beverage sector is infamously tough to succeed in, being highly competitive and heavily regulated, with tight margins. Barriers to entry are low but failure rates are high, with a need to constantly evolve and adapt to new trends, technologies and everchanging consumer behaviour. Growing a multi-site restaurant or hospitality brand is even tougher, not only requiring a fantastic concept but also consistent operational delivery, robust processes and an experienced team. At THINK Hospitality we have worked with businesses of all size from entrepreneurs opening their first venue to some of the largest brands in the world, helping them to succeed where many fail. We have successfully started and scaled businesses ourselves, with the first hand knowledge of the pitfalls. 

Here are some of the areas we can support in to help you on your growth journey;

  • Gap & opportunity analysis

  • Marketplace research & PESTLE analysis

  • Growth mapping

  • Operating model analysis

  • Feasibility studies

  • Sustainable & impact led value creation advisory

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Vision, inspiration, speaking & study tours

In busy operationally-focused sectors like hospitality, restaurant, food and beverage, it's all too easy to get caught up in the everyday, working in the business rather than on the business. You sometimes need an injection of energy or fresh thinking, that's what we excel at here at THINK Hospitality. We bring our experiences of working and travelling extensively globally to the table, challenging the current status quo and encouraging fresh thinking to old problems.

 

We offer an array of services from one-off interventions to longer term support or programmes to help you and your team deliver, by identifying opportunities, developing strategies, foster team building and understanding the market better, including;

  • Trend scanning, scouting & foresight

  • Study tours & safaris

  • Inspiration sessions

  • Leadership away days

  • Strategy facilitation

  • Conference programme direction

  • Speaking & moderating events

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Martti Siimann
Co-Founder
Siigur Restaurant Group

"We have a long-term relationship with THINK Hospitality, working closely on the development of our multi-site restaurant group. Particularly on new projects and growth strategy. We leave each meeting significantly richer thanks to their experience, they have helped us change our way of thinking."

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Rupert Dean
Chief Executive Officer
X+Why

"We worked with THINK Hospitality for the strategic oversight of our new Clubspaces. They approached this with so much detail to determine all aspects of the commercial rationality and the ultimate offer. We felt in very safe hands."

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ANDREW KENNY
Chief Commercial Officer
Just Eat Takeaway.com

"We have been fortunate to work closely with the Think Hospitality team on a number of strategic projects in recent years. Their knowledge and understanding of the restaurant / hospitality space set them apart from others."

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Martin Wolstencroft
Chief Executive Officer
Arc Inspirations

"Think Hospitality worked with us with the aim of supporting the development of our future strategy. They took the time to get under the skin of our culture & processes, providing insightful recommendations supported by deep rooted knowledge of the sector. The output of the project helped us in securing £7m growth funding."

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