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Helping new and established businesses
succeed through practical and proven solutions

Our specialty 

Wine & cocktail



Events & dinners

Work with Us

From concept to corporation, and every step in-between.

Freshly Baked Pizza

About Us


Good News was founded in 2022 by Shawn Malone, a long-time Northern Virginia chef, restaurant manager, and owner with a vision of benefitting small to mid-size restaurants with his decades of experience in all aspects of the industry. With 30 years of experience from start-up to profit management, Good News is here to help. With a simple, honest approach to hospitality, we can customize a plan to suit your needs whatever they may be. Our mission is simple, to help you become more profitable and successful. Put our passion to work for you!

Freshly Baked Pizza

Concept development

Layout & design, branding, menu & recipes costing, beer, wine, craft cocktail lists, go-to-market strategy, staff training & motivation. 


Financial planning

Profitability analysis, food costs, staffing, equipment, maintenance, customer acquisition, budgeting, marketing & bookkeeping review.


Operational management

Business plan, employee manuals, job descriptions, dining room & service reviews, secret shopping, leadership, outreach & partnership.


Our partners know us best.

"If you asked me 3 months ago I would have had to close my doors,
but thanks to Shawn & Good News we are going places we could 
never have imagined, and it feels like a brand new fresh start".

-Dave, Into the Red Steakhouse

Let's talk!


At good news hospitality consulting we are dedicated to providing our partners with affordable, customized services to fit practically any need. Plain and simple our services pay for themselves by increasing profitability to you by far more than you pay us. That's good news!

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