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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)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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.

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business process re-engineering

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business startup

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cafeteria food waste

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competitive analysis

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competitive intelligence

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corporate strategic planning

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dining facility

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facility appraisal

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facility management

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fast-food operations

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field cooking

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food industry quality assurance

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food product manufacturing

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food service

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food technology

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food waste

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franchising

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initial public offering

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International Valuation Standards

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operations management

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perishable food

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plant operations management

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supply chain management

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hotel marketing

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hotel valuation

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fast food

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food service industry

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food service management

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franchise agreement

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franchise dispute

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franchise law

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hotel franchising

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liquor liability

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restaurant

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restaurant operations


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Localities:
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.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1949   Graduate Certificate   Business   Sawyer Business College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1969 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Consultant

 

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

1960 to 1969

 

IHOP

 

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

 


 

President

 

Developed the 24-hour concept

1951 to 1959

 

Kermin Frozen Foods Company

 


 

Sales Manager

 


1949 to 1951

 

Los Angeles Times

 

Advertising & Sales

 

Manager

 



Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

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

Licenses/Certifications

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.

Awards/Recognition

Who's Who in America


Publications:
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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