Dan Parsons
  • Atlanta, GA
  • United States
  • MBC Concessions
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Title
Director of Operations
Company
MBC Concessions
Website
http://www.mbcconcessions.com
What best describes my company
Airport Foodservice
Interests
Buying/Selling a Business, Discovering New Food, Discovering New Wines, Franchising, Learning, Making Friends, Networking, New Locations, Organic Foods, Other
Personal Quote
Attitude is Everything.
Biography
I have been in the restaurant business for 15 years. I started out peeling onions, serving soup and washing dishes at Nature’s Table Café, a quick service franchise located in a B&I location in Downtown Orlando, FL. I worked my way up to store manager and assisted in store openings. By 2000 I had helped open over 25 locations across the US and had managed 5 different corporate locations.

In early 2001 I was promoted to Operations Manager for the Nature’s Table Franchise Company. I was responsible for organizing the company’s first web site, standardizing operational procedures and creating a comprehensive marketing program.

In 2003 I was promoted to Director of Operations. In my remaining 4 years with the Franchise Company, I directed the openings of an additional 30 Nature’s Table Café franchises.

Outside of existing mall locations and a couple of inline stores, the franchises I opened were located in atypical locations such as call centers, medical centers, professional office buildings and government military buildings. In 2004 I was exposed to the airport business when Nature’s Table opened a temporary location inside of the BWI airport in Baltimore, Maryland.

By early 2006 Nature’s Table was awarded their first airport contract in the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport. This was the birth of a hybrid location called Nature’s Table Bistro, a Nature’s Table geared towards high volume with a bright European market feel.

My family and I moved to Atlanta in September of 06’ where I am currently Director of Operations of MBC Concessions and Nature’s Table Bistro.

Nature’s Table Bistro is located on Concourse E , which operates mostly international flights. Our Bistro has been open since September 2006. We are operating out of 740 square feet and have yearly sales of 3.5 million.
Years in the Industry
15

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<b>Higer Quality Lower Cost?</b>

For me, these “times” have expanded the creative side of P&L management like never before. In the past, my thinking was somewhat linear when it came to food cost control- Portioning, Purchasing, Menu Pricing, & Waste Control. Now that we have entered into the Great Reset, I have had to change the way I go about thinking and doing things in my restaurant.



It was December of 07’ when I started to feel a little pain. Sales were trending down and I did not quite know why. At this… Continue

Posted on June 5, 2009 at 6:08pm — 2 Comments

<b>To Show or Not to Show</b>

I started planning my trip to the NRA Chicago food show in mid February. Naturally, the first thing I did was ask my friends & associates in the industry if they would be attending. As you might expect, many of them used lines like- “Not in this Economy” or “We are cutting back this year (show included)”.



Now, being one of operators that has been affected (down a modest 10%), I understood why my friends & associates would not be attending. It’s time to tighten the belt! It’s… Continue

Posted on May 27, 2009 at 6:46am

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At 12:53pm on April 15, 2010, Patti said…
Marketing Positions Available:
1. Regional Marketing Manager
2. Director of Consumer Insights
3. Director of International Marketing
LOCATION: LA area.
If you know of someone who might be interested, please send resume to patti@capodice.com
Thanks!
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At 6:18pm on August 5, 2009, David Hasselberger said…
Panini, wass up! I am finally responding to your response. I am going to try hard to keep up with this website. Still trying to keep our heads above water over here, new focus........decrease monthly expenses wherever I can. Seems to be working a bit. Hope is well with you and the family.
At 8:32pm on June 23, 2009, Sarah said…
Hi Dan, I am ready to post on Nature's Bistro. Thanks for the information. Before I do, I wanted to clarify. You listed Caesar Salad as an option. Is your dressing without eggs or anchovies? I post on items without eggs, meat, or fish. I am assuming the rest, including the pasta and bread, is without eggs, meat or fish? Dairy products are fine. Thanks.
At 9:34pm on June 15, 2009, Martha Harkey said…
I'll bring you some!
At 6:15am on June 12, 2009, Dara Bunjon said…
Great gift but if you read another column I left it at rest stop on the Jersey Turnpike - never to be seen again. I have to buy a new one. My little Kodak is good not as good as the Flip.
At 10:32am on June 11, 2009,
Non-Operator
Larry DuLittle
said…
you will never catch me in points
At 4:55pm on June 10, 2009,
Non-Operator
Debbie Cochran
said…
Dan, It was great to see you, I left a message for Allen this afternoon but not heard back. I will try him again in the morning. take care and have a great night.
At 12:52pm on June 7, 2009, Martha Harkey said…
sure now I can see what you are all about! and talk food for free!
At 9:45am on June 7, 2009, Martha Harkey said…
Hey kid it's yo mama
At 4:28am on June 6, 2009, Sarah said…
Hi Dan, This is wonderful, thank you. I should be able to post your info next week, will email you with any further questions I may have.
 
 
 

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