Restaurant staff eating lunch
Rolo’s staff meal. Photo by Clay Williams.
August Point Advisors team inspecting a brewery
Upcoming brewery project. Photo by Clay Williams.
Baker preparing bagel buns
Black Seed Bagels. Photo by Clay Williams.
August Point Advisors team on site
NY Distilling Company expansion project. Photo by Clay Williams.
People eating in a cafe
Rolo’s dining room. Photo by Clay Williams.
Passion for food.
Mastery of the business.
At August Point Advisors, your success is our primary objective. Because we get it. Opening and operating food-related businesses—whether restaurants, retail, hospitality or some variation thereof—is complex. It’s part art, part science, requiring tremendous dedication, smart planning and good people. Which is why our approach, based on decades in the industry, is designed to help you thrive at every key milestone, from concept to launch and beyond.
We call it Smart from the Start. We bring this philosophy to all of our projects, ensuring we leverage our passion for food and our holistic business expertise to help make your vision a reality.

Our services

Baker preparing fresh bagels
Black Seed Bagels. Photo by Clay Williams.

Strategic Planning

A Smarter Roadmap
We believe in the power of big, bold food ideas informed by smart risk management and hard-won experience. Whether you’re launching a new concept or expanding an existing food and beverage business, we help you develop a comprehensive roadmap driven by robust analysis, realistic budgets and achievable milestones. The plan we craft together not only ensures a memorable customer experience, it keeps everyone focused on building a sustainable business for the long term.
August Point Advisors team examining brewery
Upcoming brewery project. Photo by Clay Williams.

Project Management

Excellence at Every Step
The best-laid plans mean little without exceptional implementation. Our 360-degree experience speeds your path toward operational excellence by helping you navigate each mission-critical stage of opening a venue: location selection and feasibility review; design, development and construction; operational planning and launch. Acting as owner’s representative and project advisor, we work to keep things on track—because there’s real poetry in opening on time and within budget.
Person serving pastries at a coffee shop
Rolo’s. Photo by Clay Williams.

Talent Recruitment

Finding and Keeping Great People
Food businesses thrive with great leadership and strong teams. But finding outstanding, dedicated people in the food and beverage industry can feel like a never-ending process. That’s why our recruiting service is comprehensive, high-touch and right-sized to the realities of this industry. Leveraging our extensive network, we work closely with you to identify the skills and characteristics needed for the job, and we stay at it until you fill the position with one of our great candidates.

Sectors we serve

  • Restaurants / Bars / Food Retail
  • Hotels / Resorts
  • Distilleries / Wineries / Breweries
  • Food Brand Startups
  • Private Equity / Family Offices
  • REITs / Developers / Owners
  • Public Spaces
  • Agritourism Destinations
  • Sports and Entertainment Venues

How we help

  • Develop realistic budgets
  • Identify new opportunities
  • Matchmake with best-in-class collaborators
  • Reduce inefficiencies
  • Shorten time-to-market
  • Accelerate growth
  • Help hire the right people
  • Build a strong company culture
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