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 Expert  725408

Expert in Restaurant & Hotel Franchising, Food Service Operations (Food Courts, Fast Foods, etc.), Appraisals

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert's expertise and responsibilities enabled IHOP to go public on the NY Stock Exchange. His direct involvement in the 22-division franchise conglomerate included franchise/fee agreements, restaurant, bars, hotel & franchise standard operating procedures, training, manuals, liquor liability, personal injury, safety, security, site selection, advertising, P&L evaluations, restaurant appraisals...with volume in excess of $150 million employing thousands, licensing over 1,200 franchisees worldwide...and continuing as an industry consultant since 1969 to date.

Has been the owner and operator of a 210 seat full-service restaurant.

Expert's Firm offers specialized expert and consultation services to clients in the USA and internationally.

He served as an instructor of Restaurant Operations, Franchising, Advertising/Promotions at UCLA and various LA Community Colleges for over 25 years.

Served as a columnist for over 20 years with Restaurant Business Magazine, Singapore Hotel & Restaurant Magazine, Hotelier for Asia, La Carta Spanish Pub., Modern Franchise Journal, Western Foodservice, Restaurant News, Quick Frozen Foods Mag., Eastside Journal, etc.

Expert has held positions of authority, responsibility, ownership, officer and/or directorships with such diverse organizations such as:

IHOP, Pioneer Take Out Corporation, Kermin Frozen Foods Company, Royal Inns of America, Inc., Betsy Ross Ice Cream/Coffee Shops, Fresh & Ready Foods, Inc., IBM Foods, Inc., China Grove Restaurants, Inc., etc.

He acted as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association from 1972-2000. He served with the Superior/Municipal Courts in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. With the California State Bar, Expert was vital in a Fee Dispute Resolution case. He served on WIPO's board of directors and attended many conferences in Geneva, Switzerland. Also, served on the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board in Seoul, Korea.


business process re-engineering


business startup


cafeteria food waste


competitive analysis


competitive intelligence


corporate strategic planning


dining facility


facility appraisal


facility management


fast-food operations


field cooking


food industry quality assurance


food product manufacturing


food service


food technology


food waste




initial public offering


International Valuation Standards


operations management


perishable food


plant operations management


supply chain management


hotel marketing


hotel valuation


fast food


food service industry


food service management


franchise agreement


franchise dispute


franchise law


hotel franchising


liquor liability




restaurant operations

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Expert's Firm may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Oxnard, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1949   Graduate Certificate   Business   Sawyer Business College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1969 to







He's been acting as an international consultant serving the industry on business, technical and legal levels.

1960 to 1969




National Franchise & Restaurant Operations


Partner/Vice President


Director, sites, construction & equipment. International House of Pancakes Restaurant Chain

1959 to 1969


Copper Penny Family Restaurant Chain





Developed the 24-hour concept

1951 to 1959


Kermin Frozen Foods Company



Sales Manager


1949 to 1951


Los Angeles Times


Advertising & Sales




Career Accomplishments:

National Restaurant Association. California Restaurant Association. The American Hotel/Lodging Association. WIPO


Certified ServSafe- National Restaurant Association's Food Safety Program.

Professional Appointments

Officer, Director, Partner, Stockholder. Columnist for the Restaurant Business Magazine, NY for 20 years. Volunteer Executive: International Executive Service Corps (IESC) and Citizens for Democracy Corps (CDC) in Egypt, Latvia and Poland.


Who's Who in America

Publications and Patents Summary

He has hundreds of articles, stories, abstracts and several books.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1945 to 1946   US Navy   Ship's Cook   World War 2

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has consulted for thousands of world-wide organizations including:Big Boy Restaurants (Marriott), McDonald's, Taco Bell, BankAmerica, Inc., Convenient Marts, Sizzler Restaurants, Inc., Callaway Gardens Golf Resort, Pizza Inns, Inc., Pacific Fish Broiler, Golden Bird Restaurants, etc.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Food contract manufacturing expert for consulting on Nutritional Food Contract Manufacturing/Packaging.
Click the green button above to contact Expert's Firm for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert's Firm is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert's Firm is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has extensive national and international expert witness experience.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in restaurant acquisition needed for consulting regarding valuation and business acquisition.
Click the green button above to contact Expert's Firm for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert's Firm is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1980 to 1987   Beijing, China   Associate/Franchise Consultant, C&M Law Offices
1977 to 1980   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Consultant, MBF Holding BHD, Ltd, multi-area foodservice/hotel franchisee.
to   Seoul, Korea   Consultant, Kukje Pacific Corp.
to   Tokyo, Japan   MOS Corporation, fast food & specialty restaurants
to   Balvi, Riga, Latvia   Consultant, Municipal Foodservice Enterprises

Market Research:
Management & profit effectiveness: All types restaurants, fast foods, hotels, franchises, food courts, bars, liquor liability, convenience marts, standard operating procedures, safety, security, research, advertising, marketing, frozen foods manufacturing, distribution, franchiser-franchisee disputes, site selection, evaluations, appraisals, damages, expert witness testimony.

Click the green button above to contact Expert's Firm for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert's Firm is free.


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