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Restaurant Consultants of America
Restaurant Consultant, Restaurant Expert, Howard Cannon

Hi, I’m Howard Cannon of Restaurant Consultants of America.

Since 1987, we have served the Restaurant Industry by offering world-class quality advice and consultation to those wanting to own and operate a restaurant.

When opening a restaurant, it is critical to get it right the first time, because, in this business, there are usually no second chances. Trust me when I tell you, if you get off on the wrong foot, you can kiss your restaurant dreams and life savings good-bye. I have seen it far too many times.

I have personally had a hand in opening more than 300 different restaurants; and, our Senior Consultants and Associate Consultants have had a hand in opening many hundreds more.

I am the author of several books, dozens of articles, and more than a hundred industry speeches and interviews pertaining to “How to Start a Restaurant”; and, in fact, I am the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting a Restaurant© – volumes I & II. These books are found in bookstores in 76 countries around the globe. Tens of thousands of people that aspire to own and operate their own restaurants, from every walk of life, have read them.

I don’t tell you this to impress you, I tell you this to “impress upon” you … WE KNOW RESTAURANTS! And, we know what it takes to go from a restaurant idea, to a restaurant concept; from a restaurant concept, to restaurant reality; and, from restaurant reality, to restaurant profitability and growth.

For 21 years, I have been consulting and advising restaurant owners, operators and executives, from all types and sizes of restaurant companies, in markets across America and in countries around the globe, on how to open, own and operate Restaurants. We would be honored to discuss YOUR dreams, visions and plans with you, and how we can assist you in making your restaurant a profitable reality.

Feel free to contact us anytime - we love talking about restaurants and the restaurant business!

Best regards,
Restaurant Consultant, Howard Cannon
Howard Cannon
Restaurant Consultants of America

We Work With-
Fortune 500 Chains to Independents
Franchisors & Franchisees
Lawyers, Bankers
Developers & Investors
We Work In-
Fast Food to Fine Dining 
& Every Concept in Between
ONLY Restaurants & Bars
We Have Worked In-
Every US State
Mexico, Canada
Europe, Asia & India
Services Offered-
Start-up Services
Expert Witness Services
Extreme Turn Around
Site Selection
Business Planning
Concept Design
Menu Design
Building Design
Funding Services
Investor Acquisition
Marketing & Branding
Logo Design
Franchising & Sales
Profit Improvement
Buying, Selling & Exit
Operational Improvement
USA & International Growth
HR & Training
Purchasing & Vendors
Mergers & Acquisitions
Recruiting & Retention
Food & Labor Controls
VC & Angel Funding
Franchisee Evaluations
& More
We Offer-
On-Site Consulting
Telephone Coaching
Hourly & Long-term Projects
A Performance Guarantee
& Flexible Payment Options
FREE Initial Consultation,
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