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Black & Redd Solutions is a U.S. based consulting company that specializes in assisting companies to capitalize on opportunities. We focus on U.S. based companies looking to expand either within the U.S. or internationally through our resources abroad, and brands abroad that are looking to take a diligent and strategic path into the U.S. Core competencies include a high-quality network in foreign markets, product/business expansion within the U.S., and in-depth market research to make decision making easy. 

The Great Debate: Fast-casual vs. Quick Service

The Black & Redd Solution

Over the past several years the United States foodservice landscape has seen a drastic shift from a crowded market including thousands of QSR chains to a newer, “Fast-casual” format that provides value to the customer with a higher quality product, unique ordering methods, and a keen focus on sustainability.  2014 Q’2 growth rates continue to reiterate this change with QSR same store sales hanging around 1.4% while their fast casual counterparts are realizing 5.1% same store sales growth.

We predict that not only will the shift continue in 2015, but the overwhelming majority of emerging concept growth will come from the fast casual category at a comparable rate of 5 to 1.
There are several reasons for our prediction for 2015 and several are rooted in stark contrast to the old days of the QSR restaurants. Our three main arguments for this prediction are… (Read More)

Strategic Partnerships

We’re proud to announce our newest partnership creating new opportunities for the whole Black & Redd team…
Global Franchise Partners (GFP)
Global Franchise Partners (GFP) is an Australian group with
 worldwide partners having many years of combined experience in the franchising, mergers & acquisitions and international business sectors.

New Opportunities

WhichWich is one of the fastest growing sub-sandwich concepts in the United States today with a unique ordering system, high-quality ingredients, and a cult-like loyalty among its customers. Black & Redd is assisting WhichWich enter new markets, specifically Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. To contact Black & Redd about this opportunity click here

For more information about the fast-growing chain, check out this article.
Mag-on is a magnesium based sports supplement, which helps athletes combat cramps and other endurance hindering symptoms. Mag-on started in Tokyo, Japan and has gained measurable traction in the circles of triathletes. Black & Redd will be taking over their U.S. distribution development and are currently looking for other markets where a supplement of this kind has potential. To contact Black & Redd about this opportunity click here.
Good Time Beverages is a ready to drink pre-mixed cocktail manufacturer based in the U.S. This “cocktails-to-go” concept is innovative and has serious potential both in the U.S. and abroad. Flavors include Margarita, Cosmo, and Vodka. Localization is possible for international markets with different taste profiles. Black & Redd is working with Good Time to develop the Japanese market. To contact Black & Redd about this opportunity
click here

Hotland Co., Ltd., founded in 1991, is a growing and experienced fast casual F&B operator in Japan which operates 531 locations across international markets including Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Cambodia and Hong Kong.They also operate Cold Stone Creamery Japan, and Coffee Been & Tea Leaf in Japan. Hotland's next initiative is to enter the United States. Hotland's Founder and President, Morio Sase, was just nominated for Ernst & Young's World Entrepreneur of the Year award as the finalist from Japan. Congratulations Sase-san!

For more information on the award, check out this article

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