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CONCEPT & DESIGN REVIEW

Each restaurant or store is an expression of individuality. Its personality and theme might first attract customers, but it is the perceived value of the food and service that keeps patrons returning.  Above all, consistency of product and service creates lasting success.  We will work with ownership and management to develop the latest concepts to optimize the location and brand within its specific market.  Our concepts will be cutting edge in the industry in order to stay ahead of the competition.

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MENU RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

We値l work with your culinary team to research and develop new concepts or to refine existing products, to give your customers the ready to eat and take home items they want.  Our worldwide travels allow us to acquaint you with the latest trends and to bring you the newest, finest products.   Freshness, frequency and time of delivery are taken into account.  Brand tradition, even the supplier痴 personality can make a difference.  We will help you source the best food and suppliers. We値l even write menu board signs and provide any proprietary manuals.  No detail is overlooked in our consultations.

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EQUIPMENT RESEARCH

From the convection oven and rotisserie, to the latest design for the hot and cold display cases, we can help you select and procure the most cost efficient equipment to give you the best visual look and at the same time reduce your labor costs.

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PRODUCT RESEARCH

With our extensive worldwide experience and contacts, we can help you source the best seasonal products to stage festival promotions that create excitement for your customers.   These items may come from as close as your local farmers or far away from special imports. Our experts will give an unbiased and informed opinion of the North American market place, international products, consumer tastes, always tempered with emerging trends.

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STAFF SUPPORT & EDUCATION

We値l take key staff to national conventions and abroad to research great products and purveyors.  This hands-on education will help to keep your stores acquainted with the latest cutting edge ideas, invest your managers with leadership in the industry, and ultimately serve the shopping and dining interests of your customers.  We'll familiarize your staff with the best techniques in food safety, merchandising and customer relations to amplify selling strengths that make every team member a winner.  We値l help you hire and train your food service personnel, so they clearly understand their role and expectation within the team. We値l help you develop guidelines, policies and procedures to define the job duties and requirements for training.  The happy, well-trained staff will assure happy and satisfied customers.

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MARKETING SOLUTIONS

Jacques & Company can help you with designing a realistic and successful marketing plan to fit your budget.  This effort can range from a multiple-disciplined marketing model covering all aspects of sales for a new venture, or a limited task of matching a single product or service to the consumer.  The marketing task is defined as finding the best way to present products and services to make them desirable.  Of course, what sounds simple is not.  It is from our considerable experience within the industry that we have developed perspective on the most promising business practices to market goods and services.  Our unabated enthusiasm for the business keeps us on a constant search for new ideas, evolving products, and emerging tastes within the marketplace.  For us, the bottom line of all marketing is creating consumer satisfaction and increasing store sales.

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COMPLIANCE

We can guide you through the maze of regulatory requirements to compliance.  Our experts provide information and understanding of federal, state, and local regulations, including bonding, reporting to ATF, taxes, labeling, laboratory analysis, food handling, shipping, labor, and a host of other requirements that impinge on business.

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PRODUCT REPRESENTATION

We are able to represent your product or service and promote it within the industry.  From early concept, through branding, naming, identification of market niche, pricing, to special event introduction, we can help you succeed in the marketplace.  Our experience has taught us that the best way to promote traditional or new products is to package them in a way that they are offered by selected stores to appeal directly to the consumer that sets them apart and makes them special.  We can help find the best way and the best places to spotlight your product or service.

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PUBLIC AND MEDIA RELATIONS

Never overlook the power of public and media relations to build up consumer awareness.  We have experience with the use of news-related media releases as well as paid product ads, using a carefully constructed mix of placements to promote products and services.  Food and wine related subjects are of continuing interest to the public.  Your product or service can be promoted best by a well-integrated program of public and media relations.  Let us help you prepare and implement a promotion from ads to feature stories to special events.