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Restaurant Regulation Nation

  • Restaurant Brokers talk Regulation Nation
  • Is Food Safety More Than Just Hairnets and Gloves?
  • Restaurant Brokers Discuss Employee Education

Are you looking to franchise your company overseas? How do you know when you are ready? What are the challenges of international expansion versus domestic expansion and where can you get help? This week, the restaurant brokers along with CEO of Buffalo's Cafe and CEO of YoBlendz and JuiceBlendz tackle international franchising.

Industry Guests Join the Restaurant Brokers

Paul Mangiamele
Paul Mangiamele
Paul M. Mangiamele is a veteran restaurant and retailing executive who joined Bennigans Franchising Co. as President & CEO in 2011. Under his high-energy leadership, Bennigans has embarked on several game-changing initiatives aimed at revolutionizing the casual dining category. Mangiamele chronicled Bennigans legendary comeback in his book, Bennigans Return to Relevance: Bleeding Green 25/8, published in April 2013. His background includes operations, marketing, franchise development and broker and distributor networks, as well as building and leading teams in start-up, growth and Fortune 500 environments. During his 30-year career, Mangiamele has served as President & CEO of Salsaritas Fresh Cantina; President & CEO of Dalts Classic American Grill; Vice President of Business Development for Carlson Companies (franchisor of Radisson Hotels, Country Inns and Suites, and T.G.I. Friday's); and Executive Vice President and COO at Sport Clips. His experience on the franchisee side includes building multiple units of Uno Chicago Grills in the Midwest. Mangiamele is a frequent guest on local and national television programs, and is in high demand as a business speaker and turnaround expert.
  • 952-237-2024 Phone
  • pmangiamele@bennigansfc.com Email
  • www.bennigans.com Website
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Corey Douglas
Corey Douglas
Corey Douglas has almost 15 years of experience in the Accounting, Food Service, and Hospitality industries. During this time period he saw where there were many gaps in proper and safe service for customers and wanted to make a personal change. Corey decided to open the PWC Training Center with a goal of proving safe food and better service within the hospitality industry. Corey holds a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management and is currently pursuing an MBA in Accounting. He is also certified multiple organizations, including ServSafe as a Accounting, Food Safety, Alcohol, and Hospitality Professional.
  • 770-653-8738 Phone
  • training@pwchospitality.org Email
  • http://www.pwchospitality.org Website
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Dr. Melvin Kramer
Dr. Melvin Kramer
Melvin N. Kramer Ph.D., M.P.H., is an environmental and infectious disease epidemiologist with over 30 years of professional experience as a consultant in all aspects of the food industry. Prior to starting EHA Consulting Group, Inc., in 1980, he held positions in both state and local health departments. He has consulted widely with cruise lines, educational institutions, food processors, manufacturers, importers and exporters, and served as an expert witness in matters relating to infectious disease epidemiology, environmental and public health matters concerning food safety, recreational facilities, and educational facilities and regulations enforced by among other agencies the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration. In addition, he was a panelist in rewriting the Vessel Sanitation Inspection Program for the Cruise Ship Industry on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has participated in epidemiological investigations of numerous outbreaks of foodborne and environmentally acquired diseases involving a wide variety of commodities and venues. He has authored numerous journal publications on food safety and infectious disease topics and has lectured nationally and internationally at colleges, universities and conferences and on behalf of the United States in trade negotiations involving food safety. He has lectured in the U.S. and internationally at colleges, universities and conferences and has been in Asia several times discussing the food safety and human health aspects of the BSE (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy commonly known as mad cow disease) issue with U.S. trading partners, meeting with European and UK food-safety scientists and reviewing their testing protocols and procedures. Dr. Kramer also speaks frequently before food industry groups and governmental panels. Dr. Kramer holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Health and a Masters degree in Public Health with concentrations in Environmental Health and Epidemiology.
  • 410-340-8528 Phone
  • ehacorporate@ehagroup.com Email
  • www.ehagroup.com Website
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