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George Barton


George Barton

George Barton has 35 years experience in restaurant and bar operations with T.G.I. Friday's.

Positions and Roles Held in Operations

VP Operations (15 years) Led 100 + restaurants ($300M Revenue) with full EBITDA responsibility. Led (2) separate divisions during this period with responsibility for both company and franchise operations.

VP Beverage and Bar Innovation (3 years) Responsible for brand innovation and strategy for Beer, Wine and Spirits.

Reengineering Team Leader (1 year) Led team to deliver dramatic improvement in Production of Food an Beverage.

Regional Manager (10 years) Multiple markets. Responsible for teams delivering results in all KRA (key result areas) including sales, profits and retention.

General Manager (5 years) Operated restaurants at GM level from $3M-$6M annual sales with Friday's. Also operated and led small independent restaurants at the GM level.

Manager / Kitchen Manager / Bar Manager Responsibilities linked to each discipline and function, including revenue and margin growth as well as team development.

For a free operations assessment contact George Barton at georgebarton22@aol.com, 321-662-061 or visit gBartonInnovations.com.


Feedback Article
How to Get Valuable Feedback   April 8, 2014
By: George Barton

There are a multitude of methods in which to receive feedback today in our workplace. Too often we do not take the time to receive, nor utilize feedback to improve ourselves or our businesses.

Line Check Article
Line Checks: Why So Important?   March 11, 2014
By: George Barton

Food-borne illness, cross contamination and other serious infractions from your kitchens should keep us all up at night and be under constant review. Very obvious!

Effective Meetings Article
How To Conduct Effective Manager Meetings   March 4, 2014
By: George Barton

In your quest to operate a first-class and matchless restaurant operation, and deliver awesome results, think about how you communicate and inform your team with practical and beneficial information.

Beverage Menus Article
Creating Effective and Balanced Beverage Menus   February 25, 2014
By: George Barton

Well developed beverage menus can be extremely effective. Let’s examine how beverage menus can impact your beverage sales, what works and what may not work so well.

Back Bar Design Article
Steps To Set Up Your Back Bar   February 18, 2014
By: George Barton

It's important to have your dining room, entry or vestibule and all other aspects of your building looking pristine and exciting to your honored guests. Same goes for your back bar as it defines in part what you are attempting to accomplish by displaying your alcohol beverages.

Lackluster Employees Article
Addressing Lackluster Employees   February 4, 2014
By: George Barton

Critically important today in hospitality is your objective to inspire staff members to contribute to the success of your business. The role they play is paramount.

Bartender Article
Errors That Drain Beverage Profits    January 28, 2014
By: George Barton

It's time to examine the profit side to control some of the common errors that drain your beverage profits.

Customer Satisfaction Article
Dining Room Management “A Lost Art”    October 8, 2013
By: George Barton

Dining Room Management or the role that your managers play in the front of the house will contribute greatly to customer satisfaction. Let’s examine the importance and key steps you can take to insure your team maintains top of mind focus.

Boosting Beverage Sales Article
Tested Strategies For Boosting Beverage Sales   August 27, 2013
By: George Barton

When we talk about strategies that will build revenue with your beverage sales there certainly are numerous “best practices” that have withstood the test of time. Operators and marketers alike take advantage of many powerful and impacting strategies that will bear fruit, over and over.

Happy Hour Blog
Stick to the Basics During Happy Hour   July 16, 2013
By: George Barton

Here are 3 keys to developing and executing awesome Happy Hours, while “Sticking to The Basics.”


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