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

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.

The Art of the Simple Menu

Mastering the art of the simple menu requires you to rein in your ego and trust the data. The payoff is attracting more guests and earning more money.

Badass Social Media Posts

If you don't stand out from the crowd with your social media posts, you just blend in. This is what you need to do to stand out from your competitors and be more than just white noise.

A Core Value Walks Into a Bar

Your core values help attract and retain top quality employees, create more meaningful and impactful marketing campaigns, and achieve true guest loyalty.