Restaurant Sector: Survival and Potential Conflicts, Part 4

Interior of the restaurantTraditional Industry Conflicts

Due to the fairly difficult nature of the business, some traditional lines of conflict between elements of business and society routinely emerge:

  • Restaurant owners /operator vs. government and regulation: as noted earlier, restaurants are very highly regulated. One visit from the Board of Health can shut a restaurant and result in loss of consumers and cash flow, for example. And as the United States matures, it is increasingly difficult to build and renovate new restaurant sites because of zoning, environmental and other considerations.

Restaurants operators, franchisees, suppliers and others band in associations that are politically active and advocate for less or ‘smarter” regulation.

About John Gordon

John A. Gordon is a restaurant sector expert, who focuses on restaurant management, operations, and related earnings and economics matters. He consults with attorneys and other professionals who need to know about restaurants, via expert research, expert consultant and expert witness roles. Working for both plaintiffs and defendants, he has experience with both state and federal actions. He is an expert on chain restaurant business conditions and publicly traded companies. Gordon has extensive, career-long executive restaurant operations, corporate staff, financial management and management consulting experience, and is familiar with virtually all management issues and business disciplines. He has completed PSLRA securities, financial projections, due diligence reviews, earnings and damages, franchisee/franchisor matters, wage and hour and menu analysis expert work. Expert witness and article contributor for

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!