Donald Burns

Donald Burns
Donald Burns
Founder / CEO - Off the Range Ventures, LLC

Donald is The Restaurant Coach™, named one of The Top 30 Restaurant Experts to Follow in 2016 and 2017. He is the leading authority, speaker, and international coach on how restaurant owners, operators, and culinary professionals go from just good to becoming outstanding. Burns is a sought-after advisor in the areas of: leadership, branding, social media marketing, culture, operations, restaurateur mindset, team development, behavioral dynamics, productivity & peak performance. His first book Restaurant Unleashed: The 6 Things Really Holding Your Business Back, is set to be published in October 2017.

His mission: Build your brand. Increase your profits. Strengthen your team.

Donald is the founder & CEO of Off The Range Ventures, LLC, a behavioral strength based company, that works exclusively in the hospitality industry. Through online courses/programs workshops, seminars and a coaching business model, Off The Range Ventures, LLC creates solution based brands for the restaurant industry. He has 37 years’ experience in the restaurant industry as a restaurant owner, consultant, and as an executive chef for Wolfgang Puck.

He is an industry expert for Foodable TV, Toast Restaurant Management Blog, In Credibly Small Business Blog, BevSpot, HotSchedules, and Modern Restaurant Management, and is the host of The Restaurant Coach™ Podcast on iTunes.

Stories by Donald Burns

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Stop the Turnover Bleeding

All bars and restaurants have turnover. It's something we don’t want to think or even talk about, but it’s time to have the conversation.

NEVER Say These 3 Things

As an operator or manager, you need to watch what you say to your staff during times of stress. Here are three phrases to never say to your staff.

Stop Whining About Hiring

If you want to hire top talent, stop whining that there's a lack of good workers out there. Then look at your brand's culture and make effective changes.