by Doug Radkey


Doug Radkey brings a unique approach with proprietary strategies + tools + resources that will inspire your team + activate your potential + and lead your hospitality project to success.

Hospitality Consultant

Doug Radkey is the President of KRG Hospitality Inc. – an independent consulting agency with 8 regional offices throughout North America focusing on restaurants, bars, hotels, and more – since 2009!

Industry Influencer

Doug Radkey is a public speaker and columnist for a variety of leading hospitality industry events & publications throughout the world in addition to being the brand ambassador for tech start-up ‘Barventory’.

Published Author

Doug Radkey is also the author of two books; ‘Bar Hacks’ – Developing the Fundamentals for an Epic Bar (2018) and ‘Hacking the New Normal’ – Hitting the Reset Button on the Hospitality Industry (2021). 

My passion for the hospitality industry first started at the age of fourteen, working as a dishwasher in a small independent restaurant. Since that time, a lot has happened! To me, becoming a leader in this industry with a focus on start-up & emerging hospitality brands has not only been ‘a job’, it has also become a lifestyle which brings along new opportunities and challenges, every single day.

What do I bring to the table?

  • Over 20 Years of High Level Hospitality Experience Plus Being the President of KRG Hospitality Inc – An Independent Consultant Agency Operating Since 2009
  • The Development of Numerous Successful Restaurant, Bar, & Hospitality Properties Throughout Canada, the USA, and Abroad
  • Overview of 8 Regional Offices – Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Nashville, Orlando, Philadelphia, and Eastern Caribbean
  • Certification to Teach ‘Hospitality Management’ from AHLEI plus Completion of Marketing, Operations Management, and Project Management at Post Secondary Level
  • Author of ‘Bar Hacks’ And Writer for Industry Leading Publications Such As FoodableTV, Bar Biz Magazine, Nightclub & Bar, The Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice Magazine, Typsy, and More!
  • Speaker at Industry Leading Events Such as The Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas, the Restaurant & Lodging Show in NYC, LA, and Orlando, and the Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show in Toronto


Are you in need of ongoing coaching or advice for your unique project or operating business? Whether you’re just starting a restaurant, bar, or hospitality brand – or if you’re a seasoned operator of one – Doug Radkey is prepared to help you in a variety of ways with proprietary strategies + tools + resources.
The ‘on-demand’ hourly consulting retainers of 10-20-30-40 hours are available for reviewing, analyzing, and offering second opinions. They are also available to help you not only reach, but exceed your goals while holding you (and your team) accountable.
This 1-on-1 time will provide you with piece of mind; knowing Doug Radkey will be there with the industry experience you need to make sound business & financial decisions. Let’s book a call to discuss!


If you’re in need of a more hands-on approach, we offer complete start to finish solutions available from idea stage through to grand opening and beyond for new, expanding, or re-branded hospitality properties.

Strategic Planning

Feasibility Studies + Concept Development + Test Drawings + Brand Development + Business Plans + Financial Playbooks + Marketing Plans + Guest Journey Maps & More!


Project Development

Site Scouting w/ Local Agents & Brokers + Final Drawings & Permits w/ Local Architects + On-Boarding of Local Contractors and Trades + Onsite & Remote Project Management Solutions


Project Execution

Full Recipe Development + Online/Digital Marketing + System Development + Staff Training Programs + Everything Else Needed to Start a Successful Business!

2021 Speaker Topics

As an Int’l recognized speaker, Doug Radkey intended to speak at 18 different events in 2020. With the Covid-19 pandemic, that changed in an instant.
If you are now looking for an engaging speaker for your next event, podcast, webinar, or panel – please get in touch.
While there is a defined list of topics prepared – a customized presentation can be developed for your event on a variety of industry related topics.
Please contact for further details.
Hacking the New Normal

The world around us has changed. The hospitality industry has changed. Change is here. But will some things change for the better? This session will walk through the changes you need to prepare for to both navigate and win in this ‘new’ industry.

Developing an Epic Beverage Program

This seminar delivers the key components of a profitable & memorable beverage program with a focus on cocktails, beer, wine, and non-alcohol drinks in an on-premise, ready-to-drink, and to-go thought process. Doug has travelled all over delivering this session; don’t miss it!

Starting a Bar/Restaurant in 2021

To prepare and execute a successful business – and create a differentiated concept and brand – takes in-depth research and strategic planning. This session will teach you the plans that matter most: the plans that drive above-average revenue and profits.


Bring Bar Hacks to your restaurant, bar, or hospitality business (virtually or on-site) with our hands-on workshop for you and your entire team

Operations Workshop

From marketing plans to day-to-day operations, financial management, culture assessments, and more – this workshop will prepare you and your venue for immediate improvements that will be visible by the following week

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Culinary & Mixology Workshop

Want a competitive edge in your food & beverage program? A team of #BarHacks experts will work with your team to develop an epic program that will drive unique & memorable dishes & cocktails you can call your own!

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Get the Book Today!

Need more time to consider a workshop? Get your copy of Bar Hacks for you and your team today and learn the fundamentals of developing a scalable, sustainable, memorable, profitable, and consistent venue!



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