About 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.

With nearly 20 years of high level hospitality experience, I have developed the correct planning, development, and ongoing support solutions for both start-up & operating restaurants and bars all across North America.

Since 2009, as an independent consultant, I have worked with numerous brands while being certified to teach hospitality management at the College/University level.

This in turn, has also allowed me the opportunity to write for industry leading publications such as FoodableTV, the Canadian Restaurant & Food Service Magazine, and Typsy, plus speaking at industry leading events, such as the Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas.

About Key Restaurant Group


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.


The second phase to your long-term success. An in-depth list of solutions that will assist you from choice of location to kitchen/bar layout, 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.

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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

Coming Fall 2018 – Bar Hacks – Available in both hardcover and softcover. The tell-all solution for every aspiring or seasoned bar owner or manager.

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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!

Menu Engineering

How can a restaurant take advantage of its number one marketing tool? This seminar covers the steps needed to develop and design a winning, profitable menu!

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.

Speaker Notes

Doug Radkey is a frequent speaker, panelist, and instructor within the restaurant & bar industry. Key topics of discussion include (but are not limited to) restaurant & bar start-up, menu engineering, and operations management plus my one day ‘Bar Hacks’ workshop.

I am 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 me.

Past experience includes speaking at the Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas, being the course instructor for ‘restaurant management’ through the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute and their associated colleges, plus workshops & seminars at Liaison College (Culinary Schools) and a variety of municipality based small business centers throughout the nation.

Contact me today to setup a time to discuss your events details.

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Do you want to…

Plan your first restaurant or bar?

Further develop your restaurant or bar?

Hire Doug for ongoing support?