Doug Marranci
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Broker Partner
Atlanta Restaurant Exchange - Restaurants For Sale
What best describes my company
Buying/Selling a Business, Consulting, Discovering New Food, Locavore, Finding Investors, Franchising, Investing, Learning, New Locations
Personal Quote
Always Learning, Always Teaching...
Doug comes from a family, two generations back,
involved in the food service industry. His experience
has included everything from working with his parents
in family owned operations to working with renowned chefs
in country club and upscale settings including California / American
to the Haute Cuisine indicative of the best contenental restaurants.

His Restaurant experience spans more than 35 years.
As owner of seven restaurants in the Carolinas,
Doug created the concepts and saw them through, from the initial idea,
to building out the locations, developing menus / procedures
and making them a reality. These operations ran a gamut
from Coffee Houses to upscale white tablecloth Mediterranean dining

After successfully operating and selling his last two restaurants,
using his vast experience in the industry, Doug has pursued a career
acting as a broker specializing in the sale, location and leasing
of Restaurants, Bars and Nightclubs.

He chose to locate his business in the Greater Atlanta area
because of its reputation as a Mecca for a population
devoted to dinning out, evidenced by the incredible number
of restaurants in close proximity of the city.

Atlantans love and support independent restaurants.
The dining experiences offered by the thriving and creative restaurants
that line Atlanta's thoroughfares and byways offer dining experiences
that rival any other dinning capital and parallel the dining experiences
offered by other major cities including:
New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Doug has spent his entire career in the restaurant industry
and is devoted to promoting its success by sharing
his vast store of operational and promotional experience.
Years in the Industry

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Shared Kitchens Coming to Atlanta Metro Area

Posted on June 9, 2010 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Atlanta, GA, June 09, 2010: Budding kitchen entrepreneurs get ready! Shared Kitchens was designed for

those who want to enter the food service

business, but find the costs prohibitive!

Caterers, Bakers, Product Developers and even Grandma's Cupcakes can now produce their products in accordance to local health regulations in this "incubator kitchen" concept that…


Writing a Restaurant Business Plan

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 5:15am 0 Comments

by Doug Marranci

In the early 90’s I wanted to create a business plan to open my first coffee house in Charlotte NC. I did a lot of research and found many different types of plans that could be written. After going to the library and looking at many books and SBA information about writing a business plan, here are some of my thoughts on writing that first business plan.

1. If you address all of the areas of a standard business plan, you will probably have uncovered all… Continue

The Recession is Over !!! *Signs of Progress*

Posted on May 7, 2010 at 7:00am 0 Comments

The Fed’s Ben Bernanke and many other market watchers say that the recession has bottomed out. There are small positive signs appearing here and there. I agree with predictions that strong signs of recovery will manifest over the next couple of months. There will still be problems here and there, but in my opinion, the bottom line is that the whole economic climate begins to change when a retail consumer sees the item that they have been looking at for many months, picks it up and buys… Continue

Less is More: Restaurant Survival Tactics

Posted on May 7, 2010 at 5:00am 0 Comments

Atlanta - By Doug Marranci

With all of the incidents of different types of food poisoning, deaths, and even babies are not safe, what is the Number 1 consumer trend in dining is today?

If you guessed Local products, you are correct. Local and Sustainable are the keywords that are buzzing in local eateries.

Current economic trends in my opinion will provide a balancing effect over time. The time is gone where you can sell a 200.00 bottle of wine, unless you have… Continue

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At 7:03am on May 10, 2010, Marcus Guiliano said…
Hello and welcome Doug,

Congratulations on joining FohBoh! This is a wonderful online restaurant community with lots of great postings. Enjoy the site and keep active with pictures, comments and postings.

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Wahlburgers has signed a franchise agreement with Hingham Associates, LLC that will bring five Wahlburgers to the metropolitan Philadelphia area over the next several years. The franchise group is actively looking at sites and is targeting a late 2014-early 2015 opening for its first restaurant.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. First Quarter 2014 Revenue Up 24.4%

Comparable restaurant sales increased 13.4% - Restaurant level operating margin was 25.9%, a decrease of 40 basis points

Jamba Juice Announces Grand Opening of New St. Louis, MO Location

Jamba Juice Company announced the brand’s continued expansion in the St. Louis market with the opening of a Jamba Juice® store at 11477 Olive Blvd. on April 16, 2014.

Expert in Real Estate Analytics Joins Luna Grill

Luna Grill, the San Diego-based Mediterranean restaurant chain, is welcoming retail real estate industry veteran Greg Thorburn to its leadership team. Thorburn has been brought on board to fill the newly created position of Vice-President of Real Estate.

Rita's Italian Ice Awards Area Development Agreement for Kansas

Rita's Italian Ice has awarded franchise and area development agreements for Kansas and the Kansas City area, which extends to the Missouri side of the city, to franchisees and local residents Jay Miller, Jeff Miller and Pat Reilly.


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TED: Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces - Matthew Carter (2014)

Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books -- remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.

TED: Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets - Jeremy Kasdin (2014)

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" that allows a telescope to photograph planets from 50,000 kilometers away. It is, he says, the "coolest possible science."

TED: Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be - Norman Spack (2013)

Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

TED: Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar - Jennifer Senior (2014)

The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

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