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Since 2002, McDonnell Kinder & Associates has specialized in the development and execution of growth strategies for a select group of clients in the foodservice and retail industries.

Our client list includes companies in the restaurant, hotel, cruise line, entertainment, manufacturing, managed services and foodservice equipment sectors.

Our services encompass, but are not limited to, the following areas.


Client Representation: We work from a vast list of key contacts in marketing, culinary and operations across the foodservice industries. Our process starts with an NDA and goes through identifying trends, strategy development, ideation, white paper concept development, culinary development, ingredient specification, studio photography and on-site corporate presentations.


New Product Development: Our Team works in partnership with our manufacturing clients from ideation through protocept development, commercial bridging, fine tuning and product launch.


Direct Consulting: We work across the spectrum with major and regional chains and hotel chains from kitchen design to mechanical and architectural layouts, equipment specifications and design, menu development, wines strategies, beverage strategies, china glass and silver, ingredients and product specifications, staffing guides, job descriptions, operational manuals, sous vide manuals, training and launching support.

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