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Jeffrey Summers


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I am the Founder & Owner of Summers Hospitality Group. We have over 300 years of successful experience in operating and consulting with chain, franchise and independent restaurant & hotel operators around the world. Check us out on the web for more information at or call us toll free at 888-998-8744.

Experience in the area

We have experience on any topic related to the restaurant & hospitality industry - from Menu R&D, Menu Engineering, Marketing Strategies, New Store Openings, P&L Analysis, Lease Negotiations, Staffing, Policies & Procedures, Building & Design, Site Location, Branding, PR & Promotions, Multi-Unit Development, and any other area effecting the operation of your business.


The National Restaurant Association. The Society of Hospitality Management. The Gerson Lehrman Leisure & Lodging Council The Professional Business Coaches Alliance The International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education Several state restaurant & hotel associations.


My articles and opinion pieces have been featured on several industry websites, magazines, blogs and forums including: The Wall Street Journal, USA Today,,,,, Restaurant Startup & Growth Magazine, Money Mgazine, American Express' Briefing Newsletter, Nation's Restaurant News, 22 State Restaurant Association Magazines, and much more.


I hold degrees in Economics, English, Culinary Arts and industry certifications in Hospitality Management and Restaurant & Catering Management.

Past/Present Clients

Here's a list of some of the brands we have worked with: Hardee's Super X Drug Stores Connie's Pizza Burger King Chili's Long John Silver's The Purple Sage Bistro Applebee's Shoney's T.G.I. Friday's Century 21 House of Realty La Dolce Vita Pastries & Catering Wal Mart 5 Seasons Sports Clubs Wendy's Bennigan's Riverside Publishing Godfather's Pizza Ovations Dining & Entertainment Romaine's Stew's Microbrewery & Eatery Xerox Food Service Double D's Sourdough Pizza and literally hundreds of other Independent Operations.

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Recent Answers from Jeffrey Summers

2015-12-21 Operation( pretreatment):

If you continue to dehydrate it, you will lose its (very little) flavor. Nothing will stop this process since that is the nature of dehydration in root vegetables. Malanga brings very little flavor to

2015-12-20 Operation( pretreatment):

I need to know why are you using a dehydrator?

2014-11-13 What to propose to an investor of my restaurant?:

1. I think you get the 1st profitable before you move onto the 2nd.   2. No one gets 50%. You retain 60% ownership - minimum. If you want to give him 50% of the profits that's one thing. But ownership

2014-11-13 What to propose to an investor of my restaurant?:

The answer depends on what the investor wants as a return. Does his ROI simply include a small stipend after his principle is returned? Or is it continued profits over the life of the business? Lots of

2013-10-25 managing partner compensation:

Is he putting up the total financial investment?  What return is he wanting on his investment?   How soon does he want the principle paid back?    Normally you treat the investment as you would any other


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