Urban Restaurant Group


concept & development


Urban Restaurant Group, founded by Mark Byrum, is a restaurant management and consultation group. Urban Restaurants is made up of members native to the Northwest, who possess a love of the Northwest region and a passion for the restaurant industry. The Urban Team includes a restaurant operator, executive chef, marketing specialist, attorney, and accountant. Additionally, the Urban Team maintains a close relationship with an architect, tax preparer, graphic designer, web programmer, general contractor, interior designer, and computer support personnel on stand-by to assist with your restaurant. The Urban Team provides consultation and recommendations on all aspects of restaurant operations. Urban Restaurants works with new restaurants as well as established restaurants looking to revitalize their concept.

Urban Restaurants generally provides its services on a percentage basis. A small monthly fee plus a percentage of gross sales provides a restaurant owner with the following services:



Development of restaurant concept

Coordination with interior designer on concept implementation and decor

Coordination with general contractor on build-out

Coordination with architect on floor plan design


Kitchen design, layout, and equipment recommendations

Menu development and recipes

Staffing and training of kitchen staff

Preferred vendor relationships

Menu design and printing

Inventory control and cost control

Supervision of kitchen operations


Development and implementation of marketing plan

Brand development including coordination with graphic designer for logo, signage, and advertising

Coordination with marketing outlets including radio, print, events, and television

Marketing, scheduling, and coordinating private and public events


Coordinate with programmer for website development

Technical services for administrative computers and corporate email

Technical services for POS support


Employee recruiting and supervision

Employee training programs

Budgeting, cash management, and cost control

Strategic measures and operating performance


Licensing for liquor, lottery, kitchen, sidewalk cafe, and amusement devices

Entity formation and governance

Lease negotiations

Review and management of contracts

Purchasing and vendor negotiations

Management of trademarks/service marks

Accounting, reporting, and payroll services

Human Resource management

Coordination with tax preparer