Business Consulting

RCI Consultants and Business Brokers

Restaurant Consultants, Inc. (RCI) was founded in 1981. RCI is a full-service restaurant consulting firm providing developmental and operational advisory services for the hospitality industry. RCI provides full-service consulting, specializing in the planning, development and operations of new restaurants and the turn-around of existing operations.

Consulting services include: operational evaluations, feasibility studies, pro formas and business plans, project financing packages, concept development, operational evaluations, restaurant facility planning, menu engineering, menu design and printing, culinary consulting, management consulting, restaurant brokerage, service training and operating systems.

​RCI Business Brokers


As a restaurant owner / operator, Robert Welcher has designed, developed and operated a series of full service restaurants in Chicago, Illinois and Indianapolis, Indiana. He is nationally recognized as a leader in consulting and service training for restaurants, hotels and private clubs. He has developed and instructed a series of courses for The Ohio State University CAP Program and has published articles for various hospitality and management periodicals. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Restaurant Association.

Robert Welcher received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Indiana University with graduate studies in educational psychology and hospitality management at Indiana University and Purdue University. ​

The following are example articles from RCI to help you with your business.

Pre-shift meetings
Using pre-shift meetings builds teamwork, improves customer service and maximizes sales

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Use mystery shoppers
Which mystery shopping company you choose
depends on what you want to do with the shopping

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Also, why every company should use mystery shoppers.

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Stay tuned!
More to come.

ORA members can contact RCI