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									Bobby Burton
13854 Valley Vista Blvd / Sherman Oaks CA 91602 / 310-420-7895 / bbburton99@aol.com

OBJECTIVE
Finding the right fit with a company in which positive corporate culture and a win-win business philosophy
sets them apart from the rest. To utilize my vast knowledge and unique experience in development,
operations and finance with emphasis on creating an overall net gain for businesses that need support.
Unique problem solving skills allows me to eliminate wasted productivity and expense to neutralize deficit
and then create viable and profitable solutions setting forth a prosperous outcome.
EXPERIENCE
GROUPON / MERCHANT AMBASSADOR & ADVISOR / AUGUST 2009 TILL PRESENT
       Responsibilities include; Creating Revenue Streams, Training, Closing Merchants on the fence,
        Implementation of Sales Tools, Panel Discussion Expert, Moderator at Merchant Events,
PROFIT RESTAURANT CONSULTING CORP / CEO & FOUNDER / JUN 2005 TILL PRESENT
       Full Concept & Operation Development i.e. Porterhouse Bistro Beverly Hills, Copper Falls
        Steakhouse in Grand Cayman & Aphrodisiac in Century City, California
       Hired to re-structure and re-organize overall business deficits
PORTERHOUSE BISTRO / CEO & CO-FOUNDER / MAR 2001 TILL MAR 2011
       Created business philosophy, 10 year brand, and concept
       Created a full turn key operating business model
       Consulted lease negotiations with landlord
       Created positive and long lasting vendor relations
       Hiring – All Management, Publicist, Accounting, HR
       Full Menu and Wine List development
       Operated and controlled staff of 25 currently and up to 75 persons previously
       Full knowledge of all accounting principles including PNL, budgeting, and bookkeeping with
        emphasis on best practices
       Revolutionized labor productivity and standards to ultimately create 10% bottom line profit from
        labor program while still maintaining high service standards
       Margin controls to 32% full food & beverage cost, and 30% full labor (including federal payroll
        taxes and workers comp)
       Created marketing plan that generated 3.5M in sales from direct mail advertising
       Pioneered the inception of novelties items in fine dining ie: Cotton Candy (ref. La Times 2001)
       Maintained a high standard of public confidence in service, food quality and value
APHRODISIAC RESTAURANT / CEO & FOUNDER / JUN 2005 TILL NOV 2007
REIGN REST / CONSULTANT & CO-GENERAL MANAGER / NOV 1999 TILL MAR 2001
BISTRO PROVENCAL-BISTRO 829 / GENERAL PARTNER / AUG 1997 TILL JAN 1999
OTHER EXPERIENCES FROM 1987 TILL 1997
       The Regency Club 1987, The Sherwood Country Club 1988, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel 1989, Patina Restaurant 1990,
        Geoffrey’s Malibu 1991, The Beverly Hills Hotel 1993, & La Cachette Restaurant 1995,

RELATIONSHIPS
            Alvin Cheng                  CEO                   Language, Inc
            Steve Day                    CHAIRMAN              Wang Steakhouse
            Andrew Cherng                Chairman              Panda, Inc.

EDUCATION / LANGUAGE / LIFE ACHIEVEMENT
       Handsworth High School – Vancouver British Columbia Canada
       Fluent in English and Farsi. Moderate in French and Spanish
       Stand-Up Comedian (1994 – 2001)
       Author of a self published self-help book titled “Life is a Practical Joke” from the perspective of a Comedian
       Drafted to play professional hockey in 1993

								
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