of new management infrastructure/leadership:
  • O’Charley’s
  • Willy's Mexicana Grill
  • Kona Grill
  • Stoney River
  • RARE Hospitality
  • Captain D’s
  • Ted’s Montana Grill
  • Rock Bottom Restaurants
  • Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
  • Logan’s Steakhouse
  • Rio Bravo
  • Cucina!Cucina!
  • K.C. Masterpiece
  • Buca di Beppo

Growth / Acquisition / Sale / Merger preparation - IPO - Exit
  • O'Charley's (2 1/2 year turnaround, reversal of 5 years negative sales, guest counts, profit.  Public to private transaction yielding 57% premium to shareholders.)
  • Jim 'N Nick's (Preparation for recapitalization, growth)
  • Willy’s Mexicana Grill (valuation $3.2M to $36M, Board Member)
  • RARE Hospitality (market value appreciation from $120M to $1Billion), sale to Darden Restaurants
  • Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (acquisition by private investment group, valuation $50M to $180M, Board Advisor)
  • First Watch (acquisition by private investment group, valuation $30M to $85M)
  • Captain D’s ( 2 year turnaround strategy/ leading to acquisition by private equity group)
  • Kona Grill (18 month turnaround strategy, SSS -11 to +9, 2x market capitalization increase)
  • Rock Bottom (public to private transaction yielding 33% premium to shareholders, Board Member)
  • Rio Bravo (acquisition by Applebee's, valuation increase from $19M to $70M, Board Advisor)
  • Semolina (acquisition by private investment group)
  • Buca di Beppo (IPO preparation)
  • Logan's Roadhouse (acquisition by Cracker Barrel)
  • COSI (growth 11 units to 35 units, merger with Zando)
  • Cooker Restaurant Corporation (IPO)

  • Founder Cooker Restaurant concept, co-founder Cooker Restaurant Corporation
  • Capital Grill
  • Restaurants Unlimited - Morgan's LakePlace, Cutter's Bay House (forerunner to Palomino), Kinkaids
  • Stoney River
  • Willy's Mexican Grill
  • LongHorn Steak House
  • O’Charley’s
  • Stoney River
  • Captain D’s
  • Tony Roma’s
  • Green Hills Grille
  • El Chico
  • Gatti’s Pizza

  • Shoney’s (downsize)
  • Tony Roma’s (strategic bankruptcy)
  • The Grape (strategic bankruptcy)
  • Garden Cafe (bankruptcy)

  • Cucina Presto
  • Roly Poly
  • Aqua Terra
  • Una Mas/Pollo Rey
  • Chamate Tea/Bistro - Shanghai, Beijing
  • Wolfgang Puck Cafe/ Express
  • Italian Oven
  • Café Negril
  • Kona Grill
  • Claim Jumper
  • Green Hills Grille
  • Music City Flats
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