Synergy Restaurant Consultants Open 10 million dollar Entertainment Megaplex In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Synergy Restaurant Consultants has been retained by Patrick Myers, President and CEO of Coliseum Entertainment to help develop, open and manage “The Coliseum” a 32,000 square foot action packed entertainment center at 415 St Johns Church Road in Camp Hill, PA. “This is no ordinary entertainment complex!” says Danny Bendas, Managing Partner Of the Synergy Consulting Group.
“The Coliseum was designed with a strong food and beverage strategy in mind offering both high quality and variety. The entertainment Megaplex features two levels with the latest gaming technology and eighteen bowling alleys with live D.J.s spinning high energy music. The main level features a sports bar, a casual theme full service restaurant called Rock & Brew and a Maggie Moos Ice Cream Shoppe. The lower level features hand tossed gourmet pizzas and appetizers to support the bowling crowd. Three full service bars froth with twenty beers on tap and experienced bartenders versed in every imaginable libation” explained Bendas.
“Opening a restaurant of this magnitude” is no easy task explains Patrick Myers. “It has always been our goal to become a multi-unit, regional entertainment operator and we needed an experienced consulting firm who understood restaurant management systems and had extensive experience with chain operators.” After an extensive consultant search we decided on Synergy Restaurant Consultants because Dean and Danny promised me that they would always be by my side and save me from myself. The synergy consulting group understood our passion for food and need to execute our food, beverage and hospitality strategy to achieve our financial goals. Opening a restaurant is no easy task and we needed sound restaurant advice to insure our success.
“This was a very exciting project as it gave our team the opportunity to participate in the conceptual development, design and value engineer the concept. The Synergy team was involved in every aspect from menu development and kitchen design through training and opening. One of the most exciting parts of the project was the facilities design and recipe development process. There was extensive research required to ensure that the food was the hero and that we were addressing all of the food we developed the right menu to support the Harrisburg market. Synergy was involved in all the planning and development stages through to training and the grand opening” says Bendas.
Dean and Danny told us that starting a restaurant is like giving birth and can be a very painful experience if you do not have the right team in place. The Synergy team delivered great food, sound restaurant operating systems and a well trained restaurant management team. “Thank you for delivering what you promised and putting me in the running to be the next HOT CONCEPT!!!” Patrick Myers, President/CEO, The Coliseum
Synergy Restaurant Consultants Retained by Desert Glory
Synergy Restaurant Consultants was retained by the highly acclaimed Desert Glory Tomato Company. Desert Glory Tomatoes are well known by highly respected chefs for its natural sweetness, rich tomato flavor and unique taste. Desert Glory markets its tomatoes under the Nature Sweet brand to leading grocery stores across the nation. Desert Glory owns and operates the largest independently owned greenhouse operation in North America.
“Our goal is to show restaurant operators the value of this sweet and underutilized tomato through innovative menu development and “WOW” plate presentations.” exclaimed Dean Small Managing Partner for Synergy Restaurant Consultants. “This sweet tomato is so unique that once operators have the opportunity to taste it there will be no doubt in their mind that it is a superior product they will seek for use in their restaurant operations.”
“In today’s competitive environment if you’re not all about flavor, it’s difficult to compete. The Desert Glory tomato compliments all salads and has a wide range of center of the plate menu applications. Besides the rich flavor, the other obvious benefits are the tomato’s durability, labor saving advantages and branding opportunities.” Small summarized.
Synergy Restaurant Consultants Approved as Advisors to the Department Of The Army
The Synergy Restaurant Consulting Group has been approved as Foodservice Consultants to The Family And Morale, Welfare And Recreation Command in the Department of the Army. Synergy was awarded the contract to assist in the development of new on-base foodservice concepts, revitalize and band existing concepts and improve the food quality and operating efficiencies of many existing dining facilities.
Synergy Restaurant Consultants will be responsible for conducting market research studies along with food and beverage assessments and analysis. Synergy will be required to visit each requested installation to evaluate the current dining facilities and provide recommendations for improving operations, execution and unit level profitability. The analysis will included review of decor, condition of dining facilities, furniture, fixtures, equipment, menu variety, concept theme, product offering, freshness cues, price points, concept positioning, value propositions and speed of service.
The Synergy Consulting Group will also be required to perform market analysis assessments to assist installation food and beverage managers in developing a strategic program for delivery of services and products demanded by their markets. Previous studies validated a need for new food and beverage opportunities at an installation that included, but was not limited to the CFS MWR Theme Operations.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for the Synergy Restaurant Consulting Group to participate in upgrading the dining facilities at 23 military bases throughout the world” explained Dean Small, Managing Partner of Synergy Restaurant Consulting Group.
“The Synergy team will conduct extensive research inclusive of developing a study that reflects dining preferences, spending habits and frequency for all food and beverage operations. The study will also determine potential lost revenue to off-post competitors and validate the potential for increased revenue for new on-site branded food and beverage operations. In addition, Synergy will be required to identify the missing concept opportunities including the development of specific themed food and beverage concepts offering strong appeal and meeting the overall dining needs of military personal” said Small.
“We will be working closely with the Department Of The Army to create a logical ongoing process.” Small finalized.