Both the Principals of LM Consultants have opened restaurants for major corporations in the past. Mike was included on the opening training teams of the openings of Victoria Station Universal City and Northridge. He also was an opening training manager for the Soup Exchange when they opened their Tarzana unit, and wrote the concept and supervised the opening of Cafe Fennel, within a Renaissance Hotel. He also has a Real Estate license and has done site location and commercial leasing for entities such as Copelands of New Orleans and Tony Roma’s. Mike has also appeared before various civic entities and city councils during the planning process to assist the owners in a smooth construction and permitting phase. Laurie assisted with implementing a new menu and re-opening of “Lew’s Restaurant” within the Airport Hilton in Burbank for Lew Wolff Enterprises, erstwhile owner of the Biltmore in Santa Barbara. Laurie has been in management her entire adult life starting with a General Manager position at age 24. She has been a General manager for concepts that range from Nick’s fresh seafood in the Sherman Oaks Galleria, to Tony Roma’s in their heyday. She was General Manager of the largest restaurant in San Diego ( at the time), Tijuana Tilly’s. She was a key element in LM’s successful opening of four restaurants of various styles. She most recently was General Manager and opened Piatti Restaurant in Westlake Village, a successful upscale Tuscan style unit of a luxury hotel chain, Moana Resorts.
A primary part of LM’s work has involved turnarounds and rebranding – reopening of existing units. We often have signed nondisclosure agreements that preclude us from providing specific names, but they are names you would recognize. Rest assured your confidentiality is important to us!
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