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We deliver best-in-class beverage deals for restaurants

Our foodservice clients achieve the most competitive beverage deals metrics, gain access to insider information unavailable from any other source, and negotiate in confidence, knowing a seasoned guide is by their side.

We deliver best-in-class beverage deals for restaurants

Our foodservice clients achieve the most competitive beverage deals metrics, gain access to insider information unavailable from any other source, and negotiate in confidence, knowing a seasoned guide is by their side.

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Drive Massive Savings

We've analyzed hundreds of deals and know what's achievable. We'll ensure you land the absolute best deal possible.

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Access Insider Knowledge

No one publishes an index of beverage deal benchmarks, but we've developed one in-house. Gain access to the "insider" point of view, industry data, communication styles, and negotiation scripts that deliver the best results.

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Avoid Contract Landmines

Negotiating best financial terms is only half the battle. We ensure our clients avoid the common contract landmines that beverage companies love to sneak in. If you miss them, you may come to regret your deal in just a few years.

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Drive Massive Savings

We've analyzed hundreds of deals and know what's achievable. We'll ensure you land the absolute best deal possible.

Get Free Assessment

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Access Insider Knowledge

No one publishes an index of beverage deal benchmarks, but we've developed one in-house. Gain access to the "insider" point of view, industry data, communication styles, and negotiation scripts that deliver the best results.

Get Free Assessment

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Avoid Contract Landmines

Negotiating best financial terms is only half the battle. We ensure our clients avoid the common contract landmines that beverage companies love to sneak in. If you miss them, you may come to regret your deal in just a few years.

Get Free Assessment

Eight Mistakes to Avoid in Your Next Beverage Deal

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Eight Mistakes to Avoid in Your Next Beverage Deal

Download our free report to avoid pitfalls, prevent headaches, and save millions.

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Your contract will be part of your professional legacy. Make it the best it can be.

Ben Kitay

Foodservice Practice Leader

Your contract will be part of your professional legacy. Make it the best it can be.

Ben Kitay

Foodservice Practice Leader

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the right time to start the beverage contract process?
We recommend that you begin negotiations at least two years in advance of your current agreement expiration. Beverage contract negotiations are much like a choreographed dance performance, with each side following a predictable script. You want to enough time to turn the script upside down in a way that puts you in the driver seat.
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What if I'm in the middle of a long-term volume commitment?
Contract expiry is not the only time you should think about your soft drink agreement. Beverage contracts should be living, breathing documents. You always have options to make sure your relationship with your supplier is optimal. You and your beverage partner should always be ready to make adjustments that make sense for both of you.
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What if someone on the c-suite has a great relationship with our beverage partner?
Relationships are import for many reasons, but they should not to be relied upon during a negotiation for exclusive pouring rights. Your beverage company relationship may get you invited to the World Series or the Super Bowl, but it won’t get you the best soft drink pricing. In fact, it may get in the way of achieving that goal. It's a good idea to bring in an independent third party that keep your beverage partner honest.
What type of clients do you work with?
Our foodservice clients own or operate over 20,000 units worldwide. They include some of the very largest chains in the industry and some of the smallest. The key to a successful beverage deal is not how big you are, it’s how well you negotiate.
How do I obtain a beverage opportunity analysis?
Complete the contact form or schedule an appointment. After providing a few necessary pieces of information, we'll provide you with actionable intelligence you won't be able to obtain from any other source.
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Can't I negotiate a beverage deal on my own?
You can, but it's not a good idea. Beverage negotiations are unlike any other negotiation, and the industry is changing more rapidly now than it has in the last 50 years. Shifting consumer tastes, increased product selection and new equipment technology are all critically important factors to consider in your next deal. Make sure you are armed with the latest financial benchmarks and that your deal will serve your needs well into the future.
Get Free Estimate

Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend that you begin negotiations at least two years in advance of your current agreement expiration. Beverage contract negotiations are much like a choreographed dance performance, with each side following a predictable script. You want to enough time to turn the script upside down in a way that puts you in the driver seat. Learn More
Contract expiry is not the only time you should think about your soft drink agreement. Beverage contracts should be living, breathing documents. You always have options to make sure your relationship with your supplier is optimal. You and your beverage partner should always be ready to make adjustments that make sense for both of you. Learn More
Relationships are import for many reasons, but they should not to be relied upon during a negotiation for exclusive pouring rights. Your beverage company relationship may get you invited to the World Series or the Super Bowl, but it won’t get you the best soft drink pricing. In fact, it may get in the way of achieving that goal. It's a good idea to bring in an independent third party that keep your beverage partner honest.
Our foodservice clients own or operate over 20,000 units worldwide. They include some of the very largest chains in the industry and some of the smallest. The key to a successful beverage deal is not how big you are, it’s how well you negotiate.
Complete the contact form or schedule an appointment. After providing a few necessary pieces of information, we'll provide you with actionable intelligence you won't be able to obtain from any other source. Get Free Estimate
You can, but it's not a good idea. Beverage negotiations are unlike any other negotiation, and the industry is changing more rapidly now than it has in the last 50 years. Shifting consumer tastes, increased product selection and new equipment technology are all critically important factors to consider in your next deal. Make sure you are armed with the latest financial benchmarks and that your deal will serve your needs well into the future. Get Free Estimate

A Seasoned Guide

Meet Ben Kitay, our Foodservice Practice Leader. Ben was a VP with The Coca-Cola Company, including running the second-largest fountain department in the world. After 15 years focused on the foodservice industry with Coke, Ben spent the next 15 years running several major restaurant chains. He's negotiated on both sides of the negotiating table and puts all of his insider knowledge into the hands of our clients.

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A Seasoned Guide

Meet Ben Kitay, our Foodservice Practice Leader. Ben was a VP with The Coca-Cola Company, including running the second-largest fountain department in the world. After 15 years focused on the foodservice industry with Coke, Ben spent the next 15 years running several major restaurant chains. He's negotiated on both sides of the negotiating table and puts all of his insider knowledge into the hands of our clients.

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We Don't Want Your Money

We want to dramatically increase how much money you make - or save - with respect to beverages. And then we want to take a small percentage of that new money that we earned for you. That’s our pay-for-performance model. It ensures that our incentives are aligned. It's why our clients think of us as a true strategic business partner and not just a vendor.

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We Don't Want Your Money

We want to dramatically increase how much money you make - or save - with respect to beverages. And then we want to take a small percentage of that new money that we earned for you. That’s our pay-for-performance model. It ensures that our incentives are aligned. It's why our clients think of us as a true strategic business partner and not just a vendor.

Let's Start a Conversation