Pacific Management Consulting Group and its founder and principal, John A. Gordon, provides niche analysis, research and advisory services relative to restaurants. Our clients are typically investors, shareholders, attorneys, management consulting firms, franchisees, franchisors and others who need detailed restaurant space perspective. We 100% focus on both publicly traded and privately held restaurants, including the quick service (QSR), fast casual, casual dining and fine dining sub-sectors.
Gordon has over thirty years of experience in chain restaurant operations (QSR Operator at Hardee’s/CKE Restaurants), and financial management roles (Cost/Financial Analyst at Ponderosa Inc., and Manager of Financial Analysis and Chief Financial Officer at a global hospitality operator). He was on staff at Booz Allen, a global strategy management consulting firm and founded his consultancy, Pacific Management Consulting Group in 2003.
He is a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF). He is often cited in the business press on restaurant business topics, including by ABC News, CBS Radio, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Post, Nations Restaurant News, the Restaurant Finance Monitor, Restaurant Research Thermometer and many others. He has participated or presented in panels at the 2014 and 2015 Restaurant Finance Conference, the 2014 NACVA Restaurant Panel, 2013 National Restaurant Show, 2012 Women's Foodservice Forum, and others.
What we believe: providing independent, non-conflicted and certified analysis and expertise; we focus on the fundamentals not the fluff. We believe in providing deeply granular analysis that is useful to the need at hand. We have a non-consensus outlook in that we look beyond the obvious to determine the real situation, not what’s easily seen or expected. And we warrant confidentiality and no conflicts of interest, ever.
What we do: creative, detailed and effective research, analysis and special business intelligence. We serve as expert researchers, consultants and witnesses and specialize in complex litigation regarding restaurants.
We routinely work investor side due diligence, earnings and economics analysis, and serve as restaurant subject matter expert to those who need to know about the restaurant space. Via expert witness engagements, we provide the detailed research, discovery plan and analysis, deposition and trial support for litigation engagements.
Featured White Papers by John A. Gordon :
Restaurant Traffic versus Transactions
Restaurants in 2017
Reading Restaurant Results Properly - January 2016
15 Ways to Make Money or Lose it Quickly in the Restaurant Space - April 2015
Restaurant Operational Opportunities 2015
2015 Restaurant Realities
What Restaurants Must Fix Operationally in 2013
Restaurant Themes, Issues, Opportunities 2013
2012 Restaurant Space: Themes Expected
Restaurant Operations Notes: Money Left on the Table
Biglari vs. Cracker Barrel Restaurant Analytics
Improvements Needed in Restaurant Financial Reporting
Private Equity & Restaurants - 2011 Update
Private Equity and Restaurants Presentation, 2012
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