Lettuce Consulting Group®
With over 60 different concepts, from kiosks and quick service to full-service and fine dining restaurants, Lettuce has learned how to manage them all, regardless of size, cuisine, and sophistication level.Get in Touch
Over the years we successfully led projects such as operations improvements, concept development, and new product rollouts. We work shoulder to shoulder with our clients to accomplish the project's goals.
John Buchanan - President of the LCG
John BuchananJohn began laying plans for the Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (LEYE) consulting division in 1995. At that time, he conceived a different approach to professional consulting. Rather than simply theoretical analysis and written reporting, the Lettuce consulting services would involve a hands-on, partnering method. This approach has resulted in Lettuce Consulting’s high level of success. As lead manager, John has conducted engagements in acquisition evaluation, concept creation, operations start-up and improvement as well as menu and product development. John has also developed new consulting services in the areas of leadership culture and human resource practices.
Loret CarboneLoret is a former Lettuce partner who has 40+ years in the restaurant industry, starting as a server and progressing to President/COO of mid-to-large size restaurant organizations. In the last 5 years, she has become a certified Executive Coach through the International Coaching Federation, serving the restaurant industry. She has been there and knows what your challenges are and can help you sort through them…and find a clear path to success.
"With LEYE's vast experience in both the full service restaurant and the fast casual space, we knew we had to listen to them. Their expertise speaks for itself, but their commitment to ensuring that this was not simply a "consulting engagement", but a long term commitment to ensure that we also succeeded was extremely compelling. Additionally, having the ability to visit their locations and see how their systems worked, was of utmost importance, and their proof is certainly in the pudding. Having John Buchanan always available to answer EVERY question (even before we were a client) gave us the confidence that we were talking to the best in the industry. "
Eric Papachristos, Founder & President, Greek Hospitality Group
"We are in the process of growing our restaurant group from two to four full-service locations over the course of the next 18-24 months. As part of our growth plan, we hired LCG in a consulting capacity to teach, coach and mentor our ownership team with learning how to effectively and successfully operate multiple restaurant locations. Without question, our investment in the Lettuce training program has transformed our current operations and provided a very strong foundation for future expansion. John Buchanan is extremely knowledgeable in all facets of restaurant operations and has assisted us every step of the way as we continue to align our restaurant operations with LEYE's."
David J. Reinert, President DR Inc. Grand Rapids, MI
"Lettuce's successful track record for the last 50 years driven by its focus on robust systems and processes along with 40 years of hands-on experience are the key reasons I decided to engage . "
Manish Mallick, Owner, "ROOH Progressive Indian Restaurant & Cocktail Bar" & "BAR GOA"
""They are geniuses in creating restaurant concepts that work at every level. They are done with exquisite design in every discipline. Internally, they are powered by a solid company culture that inspires and supports every team member. They've been my heroes since I learned about them in the early 80's and they still are.""
Lalo Durazo, DZO Hospitality
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The combined originality of Lettuce’s restaurants is unparalleled, with over 65 working concepts representing a complete repertoire of America’s favorite service styles and cuisines
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With over 60 different concepts, from kiosks and quick service to full-service and fine dining restaurants, Lettuce has learned how to manage them all, regardless of size, cuisine, and sophistication level.
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