“These are the fundamentals for growth integral to any foodservice venture.”

Paul A. Fields, Principal


Back-Office Overview

The report analyzes more than 50 back-office functions and delivers a report with overview, comments and recommendations for each. Included are accounting / bookkeeping procedures, human resources, financial controls, legal procedures and tax savings.

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Restaurant Business Plans

The RDS business plan is a battle-tested document that combines strategy and tactics to achieve a desired plan for growth. RDS’ clients have used the business plans to acquire financing, gain landlord confidence and investor support.

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Outsourced CFO Services

This service is oriented to restaurant companies that cannot afford or justify the expense of a full-time CFO. Included are budgeting, lease negotiation, insurance, accounting oversight and project finance.

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Financial Services

In addition, RDS provides a wide array of financial services oriented to the restaurant industry. Included are debt placement, financial analysis, lease review, landlord representation and international restaurant development.

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Restaurant Development Services, Inc., is a restaurant consulting firm specializing in, back-office analysis, business plan development, debt placement, landlord representation and other financial services for the restaurant community, both in the United States and overseas. Founded in 1994 by Paul Fields, RDS strives to meet the distinctive business needs of restaurateurs in the start-up, operating, expansion and emerging growth phases of the restaurant development process.


RDS is committed to providing excellent client service and fostering long-term business relationships with clients and the restaurant investment community. This philosophy, coupled with our expertise in all aspects of restaurant financing, operations, and development, enables RDS to provide superior consulting services and a vast network of resources to its clients.

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