While Parker & Associates' consulting crosses many industry segments, the company has extensive experience in foodservice because of the work history of its principal. Pat has had an important role in McDonald's history in Canada, the creation of Keg Restaurants, the leadership of White Spot and retail operations for Mohawk Oil ( see About Us, Corporate Background).
Parker & Associates has consulted in all facets of foodservice from fine dining to kiosks. Some of the firm's clients include the biggest and best in their segments. Consequently young, growing companies look to this depth of experience and overall knowledge of the industry to help them grow or re-brand their business.
Increasingly, Parker & Associates is approached by U.S. and other international franchisors to assist them with Canadian expansion. We act as Canadian broker for Carl's Jr. and we have a history of work with Dunkin' Brands (Baskin Robbins, Dunkin' Donuts, Togo's). Discussions have taken place with Applebees, Sbarros, Church's, Qdoba and others.
Finally, Parker & Associates is regularly involved in foodservice and retail audits where changing dynamics require fresh creative thinking to meet customer demands. It may be a new university or a significant entertainment venue or large institutional operations or private sector operators that provide in-house foodservice operations for its employees.
Some recent projects include: