Need a Food & Beverage Concept? Your Idea, Our Expertise. Let’s Make it Happen!

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The team at Urban Eats can help you with the conceptualization, branding and pre-opening development of your Food & Beverage Project.


We can work with you on:

  • Creation of  Unique  Food Offerings that spark trends and capture the imaginations of the people they serve.
  • Restaurant Brand Audits & Tune Ups that energize your consumer base and jump start sales.
  • Business Plans, Feasibility and Industry Trend Analysis that provide accurate information for optimal decision making.
  • Interior Designs that capture the brand story and makes for a total sensory experience.
  • Kitchen Designs & Equipment Specification for all sectors within the hospitality industry.
  • Strategic Planning and Pre Opening Consulting that guide clients through best practices and towards profitability.
  • Mixed Use, Food Court & Lifestyle Center Consulting identifying appropriate restaurant and retail food sizing, layout, concept and tenant curation, brand messaging, signage, pedestrian flows, etc.

CalyRoad Creamery

March 29, 2015  |  No Comments

CalyRoad Creamery

Purveyor driven foods have been a big player on the urban landscape for several years now.   Hand crafted products like cheese, dairy and cured meats, typically found in a rural way of life, have moved to the center of plate and garnered mass media attention.  CalyRoad Creamery, an Atlanta based soft cheese producer has epitomized the movement away from processed, big food towards one of artistic  small batch products.  Head monger, Robin Schick started her creamery in a small retail store front and now oversees a growing enterprise.  Urban Eats Consulting Group was hired to facilitate multi-unit growth and to develop long term business strategies.

The Mercantile ATL – A Prepared Foods Specialty Grocer

March 29, 2015  |  No Comments

Serving the backyard garden communities of Candler Park and Lake Claire, the Mercantile has become the go-to specialty grocer.  Offering a curated selection of wine, beer and specialty foods owner Janea Broyes has proven once again the old adage; build it and they will come.  Urban Eats Consulting Group was brought on to fine tune the brand and inventory mix and to develop new business strategies.

Crooked Tree Cafe – A Chef Twisted Southern Affair

November 4, 2014  |  No Comments

A Chef Twisted Southern Affair

Give the suburbs another V for victory.  Marietta, GA scored big with the recent opening of the Crooked Tree Cafe.  Chef Jeff Haeger has brought the finer art of southern cooking to this local meat and three located along Hwy. 41.  With it’s no nonsense attitude this breakfast and lunch roadhouse is serious about two things; great food and friendly service.  Try the Smoked Duck Sloppy Joe or the deliciously messy French fry Poutine and you’ll be whistling Dixie.  Urban Eats Consulting Group developed the Crooked Tree’s brand narrative and positioning, interior design and coordinated the pre-opening hiring and training.   Go there before there’s a line out the door.

Little Organic Market – Big Things Come in Small Packages

November 4, 2014  |  No Comments

The Little Organic Market

It’s true!  Good things do come in small packages.  The Little Organic Market is 400 square feet of the best in all natural and organic foods.  Located in Inman Park, this little grocery packs a nutrient dense punch.  With a curated mix of groceries, meat, dry goods, dairy the LOM has just the right amount of everything.  Urban Eats Consulting Group participated with the opening team on concept development, store design, product mix and pre-opening logistics.

Studio No. 7 – Now Open Lucky Marietta District

August 7, 2014  |  2 Comments

Studio No. 7

Some concepts are thrust upon us, others occur as though they were destined to be. Studio No. 7 is what it is. No hype, no BS…simply a reflection of the moment at hand and the community it serves. Now open in West Midtown on Marietta Street, Studio No. 7 ushers in a new definition of lounge, already present in DC, LA and NYC, to the Atlanta scene. Urban Eats was hired for pre-opening logistics, kitchen set-up, menu development, vendor referrals, hiring and general industry expertise.

Peet’s Coffee & Tea Buzzes DC

July 17, 2014  |  1 Comment

Ahead of their bricks and mortar roll out in Washington DC and Northern Virginia, Peet’s Coffee and Tea launched a very cool promotional coffee truck and trailer tandem.  The rolling promotional duo buzzed through selected events and street side markets introducing consumers in the nation’s capital to Peet’s tasty brews.  Urban Eats Consulting Group, working with Atlanta based An Epic Company,  provided event coordination and permit logistics for the Spring 2014 tour.


Imperial Pub & Lubrication

December 11, 2013  |  No Comments


Imperial Pub Oakhurst

This place has had cold beer written all over it for 50 years. Literally, the word “Lubrication” imperial pub has graced the wall of this former gas station since it was painted as a motor oil advertisement way back when.

Now, thanks to four visionary owners, we can all have a pint again…the hop version that is. With history like that, there’s no doubt that Imperial Pub will be an instant neighborhood classic. Urban Eats Consulting Group provided interior design guidance, lighting and finish material coordination.

Cold Life Organics – Juice Truck

November 14, 2013  |  1 Comment

From a nutritional perspective, cold pressed organic juice is at the top of the list. Its good for your body and makes you feel alive and energized. Cold Life Organics is an on-line supermarket selling 100% organic fruits, vegetables and grocery items. With all those beautiful fruits and vegetables in the warehouse, juicing was a no- brainer. Urban Eats Consulting Group was hired to develop the Cold Life Juice Truck and juicing operations. Click here for a recent Midtown Patch article on the Juice Truck Roll-OutCold Pressed Juice

Rebekah Fitzgerald on Menu Redesigns

August 30, 2013  |  No Comments

This week’s blog comes to us from Rebekah Fitzgerald all the way from Minnesota.  She offers some great advise on menu changes.  Thanks Rebekah!

Menu Redesign

Time to redesign your outdated menu?  There are many reasons it might be overdue, but the ultimate goal is to increase profits through a better guest experience.  A successful transition to a new menu is dependent upon maintaining your regulars, all the while attracting new guests.

Your regulars are important customers that have been supporting your restaurant for many years.  Successful restaurateurs will recognize their value by taking them into consideration.  Here are three methods to maintain their loyalty throughout these changes.

Inform Them

Removing an item from your menu may not seem like a big deal to you, but it could be the very reason that they come back every week.  This doesn’t mean that the Mango Chicken should stay solely based on one customer purchasing it every Tuesday.  More importantly, they just want to feel included.  Surprising your guests with a sudden and radical menu redesign is an important consideration to prepare for.

If they haven’t been given any type of notice regarding the coming changes, they may not feel valued by you or the restaurant.  You don’t need to tell them every detail, but enough to make them feel like they are involved and a part of the change.

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Pizza Shack Fires Up Dallas, GA

August 6, 2013  |  No Comments

The suburban retail market continues to amaze me. Seemingly an endless sea of strip malls, national chains and subdivisions cloaked in homogeneity I wonder how any business gains autonomy. For the answer, look no further than the Pizza Shack; a family run, community pizza pub that has scored a direct hit along the Cedarcrest Road corridor. What the Pizza Shack owners understood, that many aspiring restaurant owners tend to overlook, was the lifestyles of the local consumers. The Shack tapped into the surrounding resident’s desire for community interaction in comfortable familiar places. Warm, inviting and engaging the Shack is one of those iconic neighborhood joints we all need to unwind. Go check them out, watch the game and enjoy the New York style hand tossed pizza. Urban Eats Consulting Group developed the brand narrative and provided interior design direction.