Foodservice by Design

Juan Martinez

by Juan Martinez, Phd, PE, FCSI

In Foodservice by Design, Juan Martinez leverages his 30-plus years in the foodservice and retail segments to discuss how industrial engineering can be applied to the foodservice industry.

Juan is principal and founder of PROFITALITY, an industrial engineering consulting company that helps multi-unit retail and foodservice brands optimize their investment to support brand growth. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, with a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech, and an MS and PhD in Engineering Management and Ergonomics from the University of Miami. He is a member of several professional organizations, including Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI), where he is a Professional Member, as well as the Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE).

The Operational Impact of 2017 Foodservice Trends

Juan Martinez explores the operational impact of such foodservice-related trends as sustainability, technology and more.

Efficient Relevance?

Do you Have a Brand to Sell?

Private equity’s interest in restaurants as of late got me thinking …

Global Design Creativity

Restaurant insights from a trip to Mexico

My 5 Lessons Learned: FED Thought Leadership Summit

Great venue, even better information and perfect audience

Is Supplier Consolidation Good or Bad?

The foodservice equipment and supplies industry has experienced a significant amount of consolidation of late. In fact, during the month of June, FE&S reported on four dealers buying five different companies. Rapid consolidation like this can make one wonder: If this keeps going on, will there only be one equipment supplier standing?

Post NRA Thoughts: My Labor Costs are Killing Me! What Can I do About It?

The National Restaurant Association’s annual trade show has come and gone to much fanfare. From what I saw and read, the participation was phenomenal. We were able to bring our full consulting team from all of our offices and even made time to break some bread together.  This year, I also participated in a panel discussion that explored unit economics  and was moderated by Steve Romaniello, managing director of Roark Capital.

Can Foodservice in Retail Environments Succeed?

More retailers continue to turn to foodservice as a way to enhance their customers’ experiences. This approach, however attractive it may be, is also rife with challenges. Consultant Juan Martinez explains.

Facility Design Perspective on Equipment & Technology

Lots of pieces of foodservice equipment offer lots of promise to help operators become more effective and efficient. The key to properly deploying foodservice equipment and technology, though, is striking a balance between an operation’s needs and the features available. Consultant Juan Martinez explains.

Small Back of House Inspirations

Finding inspiring design when traveling. 

Is the Minimum Wage Good for Your Business?

How can foodservice operators address rising labor costs? Consultant Juan Martinez offers some food for thought.

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