George Barton

George Barton
Founder - gbarton Innovations

George Barton has 35 years experience in restaurant and bar operations with T.G.I. Friday's.

Positions and Roles Held in Operations

VP Operations (15 years) Led 100 + restaurants ($300M Revenue) with full EBITDA responsibility. Led (2) separate divisions during this period with responsibility for both company and franchise operations.

VP Beverage and Bar Innovation (3 years) Responsible for brand innovation and strategy for Beer, Wine and Spirits.

Reengineering Team Leader (1 year) Led team to deliver dramatic improvement in Production of Food an Beverage.

Regional Manager (10 years) Multiple markets. Responsible for teams delivering results in all KRA (key result areas) including sales, profits and retention.

General Manager (5 years) Operated restaurants at GM level from $3M-$6M annual sales with Friday's. Also operated and led small independent restaurants at the GM level.

Manager / Kitchen Manager / Bar Manager Responsibilities linked to each discipline and function, including revenue and margin growth as well as team development.

For a free operations assessment contact George Barton at [email protected], 321-662-061 or visit

Stories by George Barton

Beverage Trend Tactics

Staying on top of and ahead of trends isn't limited to just social media marketing and branding. You need to be aware of guest spending trends, service, upselling, the second beverage, and more.

Turn Up or Turn Down the Music

It should already be clear to everyone in the industry that food, beverage and the guest experience are all critical to the success of bars, nightclubs and restaurants. But what about music selection and volume?

Bartender Bad Habits

Bartenders possess the resources and ability to design a fabulous beverage menu and execute an effective bar program. However, they arenat infallible.

10 Tips to Motivate Employees

Along with increasing soft and hard costs through team member turnover, your sales are in jeopardy as the continuous swinging door of new employees will play havoc, over and over.

How to Promote a Successful LTO

Limited time offers, known as LTOs are the quick hit promotions that most bars utilize to drive traffic and incremental sales. Here are 5 key elements of successful LTOs.

7 Steps to Develop a Successful Bar Beverage Plan

If your beverage plan is well laid out with buy in from all levels of leadership and you remain steadfast, you will put yourself and your team on the path to success. Here are 7 simple steps to developing a great business plan where key strategic objectives are developed to ensure a akick assa bar and beverage plan.

Pitfalls in Food Development

Trends shift quickly in todayas hospitality environment, therefore forging ahead of your competitors with new food innovation is imperative.