TRANSITION TO POSITION &
SPARK AHEAD OF THE TREND
Spark specializes in partnering with brands and operators to transition and position restaurants through a focus on people and innovation, so they lead and grow in a changing industry.
Proud Leader Of Multiple Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurants in the Houston Area
IN THE FACE OF CHANGE...
ADHERENCE TO BRAND VISION AND MISSION
Our restaurants are brand building ambassadors and we take pride in helping the brand move forward, because we know that if we win as part of the franchisee system we all win!
SEAMLESS & FLUID TRANSITION
We are confident that the handoff to our organization will avoid disruption to the business and minimize the impact to the employees and their management teams.
IN DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONSUMER
Dramatic change in consumer behavior is behind the decline in the Casual Service Industry. We excel in knowing what the consumer wants in order to adapt, innovate and be ahead of the trend.
I LOVE A CHALLENGE
I have 35 years experience in entrepreneurship in various competitive industries, but in 2011 I began my journey in the restaurant business.
As CFO for a large restaurant group managing 64 restaurant franchises under 7 different brands, I fell in love with the QSR industry. However, my dream had always been to own and manage a Casual Dining concept. This is a challenging time to enter into Casual Dining, but I love a challenge. I was very intentional in selecting a brand I believe can lead and grow in the changing industry of Casual Dining. When I found Buffalo Wild Wings, I decided to go on my own and founded Spark. I believe the Casual Dining industry can learn a lot from QSR as it innovates and evolves in the new consumer culture we see today, so my 7 years in QSR will definitely benefit the innovation our transitions need.
I’ve found my calling in positioning a brand to spark ahead of the trend and instead lead and grow in a time when many are declining. Through the relentless commitment to excellence in operations, culture, results, assets, strong relationships and innovation, we’ve found a formula for success with our brand partners and stakeholders.
“Be bold and go for more!”
A strong brand succeeding in the challenging Casual Dining restaurant segment.
THE SPARK METHOD
The industry is changing? Then lead the change!
STUDY! CULTIVATE! ROCK YOUR NUMBERS! BE THE SPARK!!!
KNOW THE CONSUMER
With the evolution in technology has come increased convenience and a desire for more and more convenience in every area of the consumer’s daily experience. This has brought about major shifts in shopping habits and purchase decisions. This shift has significantly impacted the Casual Dining industry. We think like the consumer, know how to embrace these changes and stay ahead of the trend.
BUILD YOUR PEOPLE
In the age of speed and convenience we cannot forget the people. Building strong teams and cultivating a culture that supports and develops them is key. We offer our people much opportunity for growth and personal development and invest in our people, not only because the initial employee experience establishes a lasting perception of our organization, but also exceptional service is what sets one restaurant from another in the casual dining environment.
ROCK YOUR NUMBERS
CONTROL PRIME COST
The brand that always knows their prime cost percentage and through excellent reporting, tracking and sound financial management consistently maintains a healthy percentage, is the brand that will lead in the changing casual service industry.