Meet Doug Radkey

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 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 the Owner of Key Restaurant Group - An Independent Consultant Agency Since 2009
  • Development of  Numerous Successful Restaurant, Bar, and Cafe Concepts Throughout Canada and the USA
  • Management of Eight Regional Offices - Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Portland, Las Vegas, Nashville, Orlando, Philadelphia
  • Certification to Teach 'Management of Food & Beverage Operations' at the Post Secondary Level from AHLEI
  • Author of 'Bar Hacks' And Writer for Industry Leading Publications Such As FoodableTV, Typsy, & RestoBiz.
  • Speaker at Industry Leading Events Such as The Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas and the Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show in Toronto.

About Key Restaurant Group


With well over 100 plans written. This is the first phase to your long-term success. A three step process (Feasibility Study + Concept Development + Business Planning) will develop five unique restaurant characteristics; scalability, profitability, uniqueness, consistency, and sustainability in just 4 weeks.


The second phase to your long-term success. An in-depth list of solutions that will assist you from choice of location to brand development, kitchen/bar layouts, menu development, front-of-house layout, system management, team development, marketing plans, and much more until opening day!


The third phase to your long-term success. After grand opening, ongoing support is critical to ensure all systems are operating correctly for the first 12+ months including financial reports, culture management, marketing campaigns, and customer emotion management. Your coach is just a call away!

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About Bar Hacks

Live Workshops

Bring a customized Bar Hacks workshop to YOUR bar; for you and your team. This full day workshop will get everyone on board and drive immediate results!

Bar Hacks Book

NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon – Bar Hacks – Available in both softcover & Kindle format. Developing the fundamentals of an epic bar – Get your copy today!

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Public Speaking

Operations Management

What drives consistency in restaurants? This seminar covers the most effective systems that each FOH & BOH team needs to work as a cohesive unit to maximize results!

Culture Reset

It is easy for a restaurant or bar to become complacent and to ignore or to become ignorant to the fact that besides serving drinks, food, and entertainment – they need to produce a culture!

Restaurant Start-Up

Do you have an audience looking to start a new concept? This seminar covers the anatomy & importance of feasibility studies, concept development plans, and business plans.

Email Direct

Doug Radkey is a frequent speaker, panelist, and instructor within the restaurant & bar industry. In addition to the above three 2019 topics, is the Bar Hacks workshop available to all bars, pubs, lounges, and restaurants.

He is available for break-out sessions, panels, and workshops for industry driven events, trade-shows, schools, and of course restaurants/bars. In addition, if you’re looking for a guest on your podcast or webinar, please feel free to contact by email.

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Do you want to…

Plan your first restaurant or bar?

Hire a project manager for your start-up?

Hire Doug as an ongoing advisor?