Best Pracitce for Increasing Restaurant Revenue? Just Add a Patio

Looking to increase your restaurant’s revenue? Read more about how our restaurant ‘Profit Architecture Evaluation’ can boost profits or read on below about how adding a patio can benefit your operation. One of the best things about summer for restaurants is the opportunity … read more

Celebrate An Annual DC Tradition: The Cherry Blossom Festival

The opening day of this year’s National Cherry Blossom Festival on March 20th officially marked the start of spring in the nation’s capital. Continuing through April 14th, DC unites for four spectacular weekends and daily events featuring traditional and contemporary … read more

How Sweet It Is! The Buzz on Honey

Adding honey to hot tea is a great remedy to chase-away the winter cold and flu seasonal blues, but that’s just the start of the versatility of this wonderful ingredient. This natural sweetener is oftentimes overlooked as the culinary superstar … read more

Dan Simons: Walks His Talk

VSAG co-Founder, Dan Simons, is finding yet another way to walk his talk about community involvement. For the second year in a row, Dan is teaching a class at his alma mater, The George Washington University School of Business (GWUSB). The 7-week-long … read more

Founding Farmers’ Remarkable Review!

Kudos to VSAG restaurant consulting client Founding Farmers DC on being a part of über popular online restaurant review site OpenTable’s celebration of their 15th millionth review. In conjunction with celebrating their 15th millionth review, FFDC was named OpenTable’s ’Most … read more

Systems: The Answer to it all?

As I read Dr. Atul Gawande’s insightful article in the August 13 edition of The New Yorker that contrasts effective restaurant operating systems with the less effective systems he sees in health care, I was struck by my own unique perspective on … read more

3-Minute Interviewee Dan Simons on Founding Farmers

VSAG Founder Dan Simons was featured in the Washington Examiner’s 3-Minute Interview Column.  This recurring column provides a sneak peek into the professional lives of DC-area locals. Dan was asked about his work with VSAG client Founding Farmers: the impetus … read more

Is Your Wine List Ready for Summer?

As oenophiles and casual imbibers alike know, different seasons call for different wines.  A lush burgundy is warming on a brisk autumn day, while a crisp rosé refreshes in warmer weather.  We all appreciate the importance of variety on a … read more

The Founding Farmers Fiats are Out and About!

Founding Farmers and Potomac’s Founding Farmers, the DC-area’s popular farm-to-table sustainable restaurants and VSAG restaurant consulting clients, recently unveiled the ultimate in cool, new buzz-worthy marketing tools:  two new Fiat 500s, each wrapped in Founding Farmers’ branding and imagery! In … read more