Over 15 years in the restaurant industry, including six years in key leadership roles: four years as a General Manager, two years as a Director of Operations. Industry experience has resulted in an innate ability to adapt to all situations and maintain focus in any fast-paced or high-stress situation. Hands-on leader who is able to effectively build teams, develop staff to perform under specific standards, demonstrate excellence, and maintain high levels of morale. I am able to focus, and give one on one attention to customers and employees; creating the ultimate customer and working experience. Attributes are proven by unfounded loyalty of patrons and staff members. Consistently able to find ways to work smarter; saving money and man-power by implementing unique systems company wide. Have taken two established poor performing restaurants from loss to profit in less than three months each. Opened five restaurants to date; four as General Manager, one as Director of Operations. As Director of Operations, I oversaw everything from construction, décor, hiring and training, initial small-wares order, utility contracts, menu, costs and budgeting, equipment procurement, advertising, and kitchen design.
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Robert , Thank you! If you know of anyone who would be interested in getting involved with the concept ,Please let me know. I would appreciate any help. I have 50,000 to put in + my time . I need a partner or investors, Ken
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I wanted to personally invite you to join our discussions in regards to cheeses at the Cheese Group on FohBoh. Every week we introduce a new cheese and invite you to find it in your area, buy it, try it and then dicuss it with us. Take a look at all the FohBoh groups while you are at it. Looking forward to hearing from you. Dana
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Avocados From Mexico: All New Recipe Brochure Looking for the sweet spot between indulgence and fresh appeal? Say yes to fresh Avocados from Mexico, all year long. So rich and creamy, use them as a substitute for mayo to create a craveable crab salad sandwich that will make others green with envy. Discover more culinary inspirations and recipes here!
Hurricane Grill & Wings, a restaurant franchise known for its never-frozen jumbo wings and more than 35 signature flavors, announced today the signing of five multi-unit development agreements, representing 22 new locations. The Florida-based brand opened two locations in early 2014, with plans for a total of 14 new units by the end of the year.
Dunkin' Donuts announced today the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with two new franchise groups to develop 20 new restaurants in South Orange County and the San Fernando Valley area over the next several years.
Togo's Eateries, Inc. announced it has signed franchise agreements to develop five restaurants in Eastern Idaho and eight locations in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2014, the brand will also mark its entry into Colorado, Idaho, and Utah with restaurant openings planned over the next few months.
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"The computer is an incredibly powerful means of creative expression," says designer and TED Fellow James Patten. But right now, we interact with computers, mainly, by typing and tapping. In this nifty talk and demo, Patten imagines a more visceral, physical way to bring your thoughts and ideas to life in the digital world, taking the computer interface off the screen and putting it into your hands.
Hamish Jolly, an ocean swimmer in Australia, wanted a wetsuit that would deter a curious shark from mistaking him for a potential source of nourishment. (Which, statistically, is rare, but certainly a fate worth avoiding.) Working with a team of scientists, he and his friends came up with a fresh approach — not a shark cage, not a suit of chain-mail, but a sleek suit that taps our growing understanding of shark vision.
Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. The plasma physicist runs a small company with a big idea for a new type of nuclear reactor that could produce clean, cheap energy. His secret recipe? High speeds, scorching temperatures and crushing pressure. In this hopeful talk, he explains how nuclear fusion might be just around the corner.
At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward?