The rise in popularity of bottle shops

The bottle shop boom

Aug 26 2014

Bottle shops are gaining popularity throughout the country The craft beer market is growing and as consumers are becoming more …

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Bon Appetit best new restaurants of 2014

America’s best new restaurants of 2014

Aug 26 2014

Bon Appetit’s best new restaurants of 2014 According to Bon Appetit magazine below is a list of the best new …

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Chef driven restaurant business model

Chef driven restaurant

Aug 20 2014

Chef driven restaurant business model A chef driven restaurant is one that employs a chef to design all the items on the …

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Fine dining restaurants are defined by their experience

Types of restaurants

Aug 19 2014

Know your different types of restaurants Most consumers separate restaurants in two buckets – sit down and take out.  For those …

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Should you franchise?

To franchise or not to franchise

Aug 18 2014

To franchise or not to franchise..that is the question To decide whether or not you should franchise is a common …

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Restaurants use iPads for odering

Restaurants and technology

Aug 14 2014

How restaurants can use technology to their advantage From iPhones to laptops, technology is embedded in our every day lives …

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August 11 - August 17 is Pittsburgh Restaurant Week

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week

Aug 12 2014

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Summer 2014  It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Summer 2014 has arrived!  …

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The Rise of the Pop-up Restaurant

What is a pop-up restaurant?

Aug 11 2014

The rise of the pop-up restaurant (no pun intended) Pop-up restaurants.  Here today, gone tomorrow, but always memorable. As the …

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What is a craft beer?


Aug 07 2014

The new meaning of the word “crafts” For those of us in the restaurant industry, the word “crafts” has taken …

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Food Truck Tips

Considering a food truck?

Aug 05 2014

Things to consider when opening up a food truck The food truck industry is one of the best performing segments …

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The importance of a restaurant floor plan

Restaurant floor plan

Aug 04 2014

Tips to arranging your restaurant floor plan The restaurant floor plan is a critical component to your business.  How welcoming …

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The latest cocktail trends

Latest restaurant trends

Aug 01 2014

What are the latest restaurant trends? It’s important to monitor the latest restaurant trends but be careful to not jump …

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Travel and tourism is critical to restaurant success

Travel Promotion, Enhancement and Modernization Act

Jul 29 2014

Congress is close to agreement on the Travel Promotion, Enhancement and Modernization Act The Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act …

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A restaurant consultant can help you avoid mistakes

Use a restaurant consultant to put the pieces of your business plan together

Jul 23 2014

Are you opening a new business and contemplating hiring a restaurant consultant? Restaurant consultants such as Sofranko Advisory Group draw …

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Restaurant management mistakes

Avoid these restaurant management mistakes

Jul 22 2014

Restaurant management tips With all of the responsibilities of a restaurant manager it is easy to become overwhelmed and overlook …

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What is a sustainable restaurant

What is a sustainable restaurant?

Jul 21 2014

What does it mean to run a sustainable restaurant? “Sustainability” has been thrown around quite frequently these days as it …

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First Presbyterian Church hires Sofranko as consultants

First Presbyterian Church hires with Sofranko Advisory Group

Jul 09 2014

The First Presbyterian Church is upgrading their downtown Pittsburgh cafe The First Presbyterian Church, located at 320 Sixth Avenue, in …

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Restaurant profit margin

How to impact restaurant profit margin

Jul 08 2014

Updating your menu cost is important to maintaining restaurant profit margin As  a restaurant owner, it is important that you …

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How to buy a restaurant

Jul 03 2014

I want to buy a restaurant, where do I start? The best place to start when you want to buy …

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I want to sell my restaurant: where do I start?

Jul 03 2014

So you want to sell your restaurant..what are your next steps? Many seasoned restauranteurs reach a point with their business …

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How do I sell my liquor license?

Jul 01 2014

Many restaurant owners ask: how do I sell my liquor license? The answer to this question is easy, contact the …

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PA Liquor License Company: a division of Sofranko Advisory Group

Jun 16 2014

PA Liquor License Company Sofranko Advisory Group is pleased to announce a new subsidiary, PA Liquor License Company, specializing in …

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New taco joint to debut in Peters Township

Mar 04 2014

Ron Sofranko, principal of Wexford-based Sofranko Advisory Group, LLC, sees Sirena Taco Joint as a concept that could be an …

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Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room is on its Way!

May 29 2013

Sofranko Advisory Group, LLC is pleased to announce we have completed the financing of Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room …

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We Have Completed the Sale of F. Tambellini Ristorante

Apr 02 2013

We are pleased to announce we have recently completed the sale of F. Tambellini Ristorante to Suzanne Hrach. Suzanne will …

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We are breaking ground at the Jergel’s Rhythm Grille site this week.

Sep 29 2011

We are breaking ground at the Jergel’s Rhythm Grille site this week. Cranberry Township’s first and only live music venue …

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Hospitality Brokerage Services welcomes new partner Leonard Petrancosta

Sep 21 2011

Leonard Petrancosta, Past President at SYSCO Foods becomes New Partner at Sofranko Advisory Group, LLC. With over 55 years in …

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