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KEN GOOZ

Meet the man with the vision, insight and global travels who brings innovation, financial performance and franchise structures to restaurant concepts in Asia, GCC/UAE and Canada.

Having started his career (1974) which became his life's work at then Canada's leading restaurant chain Fuller's Restaurants owned and operated by Vancouver's Controlled Foods LLC. Ken Gooz definitely found a great mentor in its founder, chairman and CEO Leroy Earl Fuller who has always been a constant source of inspiration to him. As Mr. Fuller went on to expand his restaurant and management company with North Americas leading brands as A&W, Earls, Joey restaurants, Saltlick Steak House, Local Pub Eatery and Cactus Club Cafes. Ken continued his association with this GREAT multi-concept creator,developer & operator who set standards & financial modelling to International restaurant brands/companies that continues to be emulated (to this day) by everyone in the restaurant industry and business community.

Ken, set out to walk in the path of Mr. Fuller, now more that thirty five years later became one of the most sought-after names in restaurants, International franchise development, global licensing and executive management. Ken's leadership style is collaborative, management practices are with the mantra "to be of service" still serving the guest, management, national operations management, Board members and shareholders each to their specific needs and commitment.

Today, ken is acclaimed as the "go-to" person in Asia-ASEAN countries, UAE, KSA and Canada when celebrity chefs, restauranteurs, investors seeking advice, guidance, insight and executive management. For him, success has no boundaries working in Canada, U.S.A., Bangkok, Cambodia, Vietnam, LAOS, Dubai, Qatar, Saudi Arabia. It's global, to Ken.

Across the 35 rich years of his participative workings Ken has held many diverse roles as hotel purchasing & cost manager, national supply chain manager contracts/distribution/logistics for two regional ( East and West) Canadian franchise chains, executive vice-president of a high volume full service restaurant franchise company in Canada, consultant to Canadian (now U.S.)national Master Licensing franchise company on growth of their premium fast casual concept, consultant to franchise documents, licensing in foreign countries , in-country set up of support services to build 50 restaurants in five years-Saudi Arabia, market entry strategy & plan for new restaurant brand to enter Qatar, exclusive consultant and advisor to Dubai based hospitality company for MENA and the Middle East.

Ken’s professional portfolio of best in class leading names in hospitality management, International franchise & Licensing, chain restaurants, private equity/finance includes:

  • The Cheesecake Cafe & Bakery franchise company (Canada's Cheesecake Factory)
  • Wok Box Asian Stir-Fry a franchise company
  • The Chopped Leaf a franchise company
  • Panera Bread a franchise company
  • The Pantry Restaurants a franchise company
  • Papa Murphy's a franchise company
  • Spicy Pickle Sandwich Co a franchise company
  • The Chickery
  • Jollibee Restaurants a franchise company
  • Potential Hospitality and Restaurants
  • Northlands Edmonton
  • The Mayfield Inn and Suites hotel
  • Get Sauced manufacturing
  • Windy Point Capital
  • Prestige Capital
  • Margolis Capital
  • ValuStrat

But this is not what makes him stand apart from others in the crowd, its that ken possesses a rare combination of in-restaurant experience (over 20 years-he knows what goes on in restaurants), executive management, national and International consulting that has helped his clients achieve quantifiable results. Ken is not only has a unique depth of knowledge in the latest industry trends but has a clear understanding of multi-level restaurant chains and national restaurant operations.

Ken is an active contributor to a number of on-line discussions as Restaurant & Hospitality Experts, Hospitality Superstars Asia, Culinary Industry Professionals, Franchise World Network, Franchise Market Place, Franchising in the Middle East, Deal Flow Source Network, Global Restaurant Investment Network.

Whether you're looking for brand leadership, country build-outs, entering foreign markets,franchise structures, licensing master partners, turning multi-unit restaurant chain into a franchise company. Ken continues his life's work to make a difference.

To discuss your restaurant brand, hospitality management company or business interests contact Ken Gooz direct ken@mainstreetrestaurants.ca

Dubai. KSA. Singapore. Bangkok. Japan. Shanghai. Macau.
                               Los Angeles. Vancouver.









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