Foodservice by Design

jMartinezJuan Martinez, Phd, PE, FCSIIn 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).

Electronic Ordering Insights

Kiosk ordering seems all the rage in today’s foodservice industry. While the process seems simple and intuitive for many consumers, implementation is another story. 

 

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

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?