From flatlined same-store-sales and guest check averages to labor cost increases, operators continue to face headwinds that strain profit margins. Fortunately, consumers have genuine emotional connections to the food and beverages they love and are fiercely loyal to favorite products. Fresh food sales are increasing, along with consumer buzz and interest in eating and living well. The food and beverage industry has put a renewed focus on products that are marketed as organic, natural, local and better-for-you. Not only do consumers want fresh, but they also crave convenience and modernized amenities. Chic in-store seating, drive-throughs, delivery and online ordering through mobile apps are now the rule, rather than the exception. Successful operators will carefully balance how to cater to consumers’ precise tastes without becoming too niche or alienating more mature guests.

Lip smacking branding, bursting with flavor.

Burkhart delivers the unmatched category experience required to turn challenges into revenue-driving opportunities at the point of sale. We craft strategies to attract new patrons, increase top-of-mind awareness, preserve and protect your reputation and build a community of loyal and repeat customers. We specialize in helping operators enter new markets, increase the performance of existing units and cooperatively pool regional resources. These efforts generate sustained traffic and trial, increase average unit volumes, drive positive comp sales, expand average orders, increase margins, win over critics and boost repeat visits by engaging guests regularly and consistently.

Number of US businesses competing in this sector today:

Full-Service Restaurants
Limited-Service Restaurants
Coffee & Confection
Beer, Wine & Spirits
Grocery & Specialty Foods
Catering & Convenience
  • “Burkhart is our co-op agency. They help us create annual local marketing plans, advertising budgets, govern coop meetings and manage all sponsorships, promotions and media buys. Because Burkhart is business owner minded, we’re always on the same page.”

    ~ Scott Robinson, Franchise Consultant

    BWW Central Indiana Co-op

    24 Buffalo Wild Wings Franchises :: Indiana

    Scott Robinson, Franchise Consultant, BWW Central Indiana Co-op
  • “In working with Burkhart, there’s no need to make concessions. They become part of your Marketing Team and deliver fantastic work, always on a timely basis and are a pleasure to work with. I recommend any group looking to produce first-class marketing to give Burkhart a good hard look.”

     ~ Jay Bann, Director Operations

    Captain D’s

    41 Captain D’s Franchises :: Alabama, Mississippi

    Jay Bann, Director Operations, Captain Ds