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. Be sure to pick up his book Your Restaurant Sucks!: Embrace the Suck. Unleash Your Restaurant. Become Outstanding.

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

Developing a Badass Team

The solution to attracting top talent is improving leadership skills and transforming average employees into rock stars.

Your Restaurant is NOT Special

Consultant and Nightclub & Bar contributor Donald Burns shares a valuable lesson learned from traversing the globe: your venue's problems aren't special.

5 Ways to Sabotage Your Bar

It's not the easiest pill to swallow but sometimes we're our own worst enemy. Here are the top ways many operators sabotage their own businesses.