Essential-Insight Advisors is a consulting firm that supports restaurant brand promise delivery.

We build organic relationships with all of our clients. In addition to advisory services, we offer an outsource dessert kitchen and brand promise training.

Advisory Services

Essential-Insight Advisors provides dessert menu engineering, evaluation of dessert function profitability, and expertise on dessert bundling.

Outsource Dessert Kitchen

Essential-Insight Advisors offers the highest quality dessert products produced to industry standards and priced for restaurant profitability.

Brand Promise Training

Essential-Insight Advisors empowers employees to deliver on the restaurant’s brand promise, increasing guest loyalty, revenue and brand advocacy.

About Essential-Insight Advisors

At Essential-Insight Advisors, our business is helping your business succeed. Whether your professional kitchen needs dessert renovation, menu editing, recipe creation or employee brand promise training, we have solutions that will align with and support your business’s success.


August 2021 Essential-Insight Advisors News

Eater PDX’s most current rundown of restaurant, bar and food cart openings/re-openings can be found here. Everything from the new food cart pod at The Yard at Montavilla to small plate eatery Irving Street Tapas, to the reopening of Shalom Y’all as Lil’ Shalom to the new Vietnamese Friendship Kitchen to the Smith Teamaker Cafe in NW Portland.

Numerous ChefStable Restaurant Group eateries, such as Lardo, Tasty and Lac St Jack, are now open at Lake Oswego’s Mercato Grove.

Fills Donuts is also open at Mercato Grove. In Aug, pizzeria Oven and Shaker and French restaurant, St Jack, of the same group will move their Portland operations to Lake Oswego.

Eater even maintains a running of Portland restaurants and bars checking proof of vaccination for indoor dining.


From the Essential-Insight Advisors Blog …

What is Your Restaurant’s Brand Promise?

What is Your Restaurant’s Brand Promise?

Did you know that the National Restaurant Association State of the Industry report for Q1-2021 states that full-service restaurant income – for those that survived the past 15 months – decreased by an average of 30% in 2020? Do you know that a restaurant’s brand...

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How Will Guests Recognize Your Value Statement?

How Will Guests Recognize Your Value Statement?

Is your restaurant living its value statement? The Challenge: Sustainability Restaurant survival in the current environment is tenuous, to say the least. While takeout may offer restaurants a brief lifeline, it lacks the long-term sustainability they need to survive,...

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