Gary R. Coburn is an award-winning Restaurant Executive with 40 years of experience creating, opening, running, and advising hundreds of full service restaurants, limited service, quick-service, bars and nightclubs. Additional expertise in restaurant franchising and commercial kitchen design/build from remodels to ground up including conceptual development, viability and business interruption.
With over four decades in the industry, Mr. Coburn has held positions as VP of National Accounts and Design Build for the largest commercial kitchen and distribution company in the country to, Director of Operations, President, COO, Executive Director of Food Services and owner operator. His management experience has included supervising more than 2,000 employees, including 170 managers, along with overseeing consulting assignments for numerous companies.
Clients Include: Joe's Crab Shack, Cask ‘n Cleaver, Lord Charlie’s, El Gato Gordo, Pizza Pronto, Safari Bar Restaurant, Shark Club, Bull Dog Grill, Stronghouse, Pangea, The Ballroom, Juarez Grill, Dickerson’s Club 29, Yucatan Liquor Stand, Zepp’s Atomic Tex Mex, Cabo Grill, Angel Stadium, In Cahoots, The Ball Room, Slick Willie’s, Rodeo, Jake’s, Bobs on the Bay, Crabby Bob’s Seafood, PizzaRev, Honolulu Harry’s, Lahaina Mai Tai Lounge, Canyon Grill, Campagnia, Huey’s Grill & Brewery, Gladstone’s Long Beach, Pro’s Ranch Markets, Lily's Doughnuts & Pops
Litigation Support - Mr. Coburn has served as an expert witness in numerous restaurant-related cases. His services are available to attorneys for plaintiff and defense and include site inspection, thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.
Areas of Expertise:
- Slip,Trip & Fall
- Food Safety
- Dram Shop
- Employee Safety
- Commercial Kitchen
- Customer Injuries
- Premises Liability / Negligent Security
- Equipment Design
Recent cases retained by Plaintiff:
- Guest incident regarding standard of care including safety, protocols / procedures, adequate warnings, and related issues
- Safety and security practices for proprietors regarding foreseeability of harm, likelihood of injury, notice and reasonable intervention
- Loss of income, conceptual and goodwill impact based on providing adequate parking
Recent cases retained by Defendant:
- Loss of income and the feasibility of the concept and the viability of opening the restaurant
- Slip and fall and the ensuring safety of its patrons and duty to use reasonable care in keeping premises reasonably safe
- Maintenance, industry standards of furniture handling and procurement, foreseeability of harm, and likelihood of injury from lack of procedures
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