Keystone Hospitality Solutions(KHS) provides full service Restaurant Consulting, from concept development through launch. For the past 32 years, KHS has worked with an extensive network of industry professionals that they bring to each project. Their goal with every project is to fully commit their expertise to support the vision and success of their clients.
Business Plans: Create and Review
Branding and Marketing: Comprehensive plan and strategies
Menu Development: Recipes, costing and presentation
Site Selection: Location research and lease negotiations
Staff Training: Staff hiring, training, handbooks and scheduling
Facility Design: Work with architect, kitchen designer and contractor
Financial Setup: Capital budget, income/profit projections
Investment Strategies: Investment offerings
Technology: Latest technology for operations and profitability
Executive Coaching: One on one leadership coaching
Resources and Networking
Expert Witness Services
Alan Someck’s 42 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry as an owner, operator, consultant, and teacher has given him the in depth practical knowledge to provide highly professional and thorough expert witness reports, depositions and testimony. For the past 14 years, he has been a full time Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City as well as serving as an Adjunct Professor of Hospitality Management at the New York Institute of Technology.
Mr. Someck has had 25 years of experience as a full time operator in fine dining and fast casual restaurants. Through his active consulting firm, Keystone Hospitality Solutions, he has helped develop a wide variety of restaurant concepts ranging from cafes to full service restaurants, and worked as a food service operations analyst for organizations such as the U.S. State Department, U.S. Patent Office, and the F.A.A.
Mr. Someck has organized and presented at workshops, conferences, and training programs for the New York State Restaurant Association, and has been a national keynote speaker and author of hospitality related business articles on hospitality management strategies, food service operations, and franchising. He has been featured in a variety of industry media publications such as Forbes.com and Full Service Restaurant Magazine. Mr. Someck is also a Nationally Certified Trainer in ServSafe Food Safety and ServSafe Alcohol.
Every year industry professionals and thought leaders and every food related newsletter puts out their list of trends. It’s important to pay attention to those lists because even though they don’t always agree, any industry operator can assess from them an idea of what trends they should be paying attention to and provide themselves some competitive edge in a highly risky industry
There has been a flood of allegations and admissions to sexual harassment in the restaurant industry. It’s been clear to many that incidents of this nature have been occurring for a very long time in a wide variety of ways. A spark was needed to bring the issue into the spotlight and the calling out of high profile industry leaders became that catalyst.
For owners to successfully manage this difficult environment, they must operate at a very high and professional level and become proactive in addressing the threats to their business. In terms of preventing and managing accidents, this means developing and implementing a system of safeguards that minimize exposure
Brian H. Cole is a Certified Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law (California State Bar of Legal Specialization), with over 30 years of experience, including as in-house attorney for one of the world's largest franchisors (Pizza Hut). The focus of his practice is on corporate and transactional work, primarily for companies and individuals involved in franchise and distribution matters (franchisors, franchisees, manufacturers, and distributors).
Consulting Services For Franchisors:
Draft franchise agreements and related documents (including confidentiality agreements, personal guarantees, and other ancillary documents)
Prepare Franchise Disclosure Documents; register or file exemptions in all states where needed
Represent franchisors in acquisitions or divestitures of either individual units or entire systems
Advise with respect to termination and non-renewal issues.
Due Diligence Services for Acquisitions:
Review compliance by franchisors with applicable franchise laws.
Advise franchisees on viability of franchised business.
Consulting Services For Franchisees:
Review Franchise Disclosure Documents and advise prospective franchisees on the franchise under consideration
Represent franchisees selling their units or buying existing units
Advise franchisees who have been harmed by franchisor practices contrary to provisions of applicable franchise laws
Areas of Expertise:
Drafting / Registering Franchise Agreement
Buying / Selling Individual Franchised Locations and Franchise Chains