About RCI

Restaurant Consultants, Inc. (RCI) was founded in 1981. RCI is a full-service restaurant consulting firm providing developmental and operational advisory services for the hospitality industry.

RCI provides full-service consulting, specializing in the planning, development and operations of new restaurants and the turn-around of existing operations, as well as restaurant brokering.

Consulting services include: operational evaluations, feasibility studies, pro formas and business plans, project financing packages, concept development, operational evaluations, restaurant facility planning, menu engineering, menu design and printing, culinary consulting, management consulting, restaurant brokerage, service training and operating systems.


As a restaurant owner / operator, Robert Welcher has designed, developed and operated a series of full service restaurants in Chicago, Illinois and Indianapolis, Indiana. He is nationally recognized as a leader in consulting and service training for restaurants, hotels and private clubs. He has developed and instructed a series of courses for The Ohio State University CAP Program and has published articles for various hospitality and management periodicals. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Restaurant Association.

Robert Welcher received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Indiana University with graduate studies in educational psychology and hospitality management at Indiana University and Purdue University.

Resource Partners

RCI works with specialists to provide you expertise in different areas of restaurant and hotel development and management.
  • Working Chefs
  • Private Club Consultants
  • Hotel Consultants
  • Real Estate Companies
  • Marketing Firms
  • Design/Architectural Firms
  • Accounting/Payroll Firms
  • POS Specialists
  • Computer Services

RCI Partial Client List

  • Scotty's Brewhouse
  • Long John SIlvers
  • Morton's of Chicago
  • Schmidt's Restaurants
  • Baja Bay Restaurants
  • National City Corporation
  • Chicago Yacht Club
  • White Mountain Ice Cream
  • Mark Pi Restaurants
  • Pepper's On-The-Border
  • City Barbeque
  • Double Tree Hotels
  • Cleveland Yacht Club
  • The Lancaster Inn
  • Bonaventure Hotels
  • Embassy Suites Hotels
  • Omni Hotels
  • Sheraton Hotels
  • Kenwood Country Club

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