Jay Goldstein has over 35 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry as an operator, developer, executive and owner. He is the President of the Advance Foodservice Consulting Group.
Jay graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, and immediately entered his management career at Steak and Ale, one of the first concepts developed by restaurant mogul Norman Brinker.
Jay then went on to hold a variety of executive positions with El Torito, Tony Roma's, The Silver Diner, and TGI Friday's. Jay has been successful in turnaround and growth scenarios for both corporate and franchise businesses. After leading Tony Roma's growth throughout the western United States and taking The Silver Diner through an IPO, Jay helped lead the doubling in size of the TGI Friday's International Brand from 85 units to over 190 in over 50 countries around the globe.
Jay has been featured as a guest speaker, panelist and round table mentor at industry trade shows and conferences. Known for his expertise in operations and franchise development, as well as management and turn-around strategies, Jay is uniquely qualified to assist existing restaurant owners and franchisees with their operating needs and growth strategies, and to assist independents in developing their growth plan to include a successful franchise program.
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