Jay Bandy / Goliath Consulting Group
As President of Goliath Consulting Group, Jay Bandy has built a broad foundation of expertise in the restaurant industry.
Jay’s record of achievement ranges from McDonald’s USA to RTM to BLIMPIE and now to full service restaurants. He has opened more than 300 restaurants; developed supply chain systems, strategic plans and restaurant operating systems; and trained area developers, franchisees and staff in all facets of the restaurant business. At each of his prior stops, Jay has been recognized for his contributions with several internal awards.
Through Goliath, Jay is now offering a full array of consulting and management services to the industry.
Jay’s broad-based background gives him the know-how to bridge the critical areas of strategic planning, operations, marketing, supply chain, and restaurant development. Restaurants are a complicated puzzle with many moving parts. Jay knows how to put the puzzle together and make it work.
At Goliath, Jay works with restaurant management to assess current conditions – both financial and brand-related. After developing an action plan, Jay directs all members of the Goliath team to deliver results that exceed client expectations. As an expert in understanding how the components of restaurant operating systems tie together, he will make sure that the team maximizes sales opportunities and profit and unit growth based on each client’s vision.
Over the years he’s developed expertise in communications, marketing and developing and rolling out new products. Jay has overseen operations at hundreds of restaurants, written training manuals and coordinated operations. Jay has done a lot of everything in each of his industry positions. He’s also a results-oriented people person, which gives him the skill to bring teams together to achieve their goals.
Before taking the step into consulting, Jay was the McDonald’s Atlanta region deployment manager and a member of the region leadership team. He was responsible for implementing new products and procedures in 755 restaurants throughout the Southeast. He was project manager for McDonald’s specialty coffee and drive-thru initiative — a $70 million project involving 650 restaurants.
Through Goliath, Jay continues to work with regional chains and franchisees but also has successfully consulted with multiple full-service restaurants in the Atlanta area.
Jay has a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Louisville and earned CFM certification from the International Food Service Executives Association. He’s also a graduate of McDonald’s Hamburger University.
Eric Leland / DTT
Regional Sales – DTT Surveillance
Eric Leland is the Regional Account Executive for DTT Surveillance. He has over 10 years of restaurant experience in sales, marketing and promotion. He lives in Cumming GA with his wife, his two boys and his dog.