Translating a creative, intrepid concept into a profitable, lasting business model is as much an art as it is a science and requires balancing the risks with balancing the books.


Each of the principals at Burke LaTour Dern is uniquely skilled in understanding how to weigh the connected and sometimes competing needs of the three critical stakeholder groups in every restaurant endeavor: the investors, the customers, and the employees. We are able to assess the feasibility and profitability of a project based on our depth of experience and on the feedback of experts in the industry, and can offer guidance in capital budgeting, operational budgeting, financial analysis, work outs/debt restructuring, investment banking advisory services, asset management, leasing analysis and negotiation, and exit strategies.

  • Capital Budgeting
  • Operating Budgets and Proforma
  • Financial Analysis
  • Workouts/Debt Restructuring
  • Investment Banking Advisory Services
  • Asset Management
  • Leasing Analysis and Negotiation
  • Exit Strategies