Meet DB

Donald Burns


Donald is The Restaurant Coach™, named to the list of Definitive Restaurant Experts and one of 23 Hospitality Experts to Follow on Twitter.  He is the leading international trainer, speaker, author, and coach on how restaurant owners, operators, and culinary professionals go from just good to becoming outstanding. Over the last 13 years, he has personally coached over 2500 independent restaurants to unlock the secret to making more while working less in their restaurants. Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too. 

He is a sought-after advisor in the areas of: leadership, branding, social media marketing, culture, operations, restaurateur mindset, team development, behavioral dynamics, productivity & peak performance.

His first book, Your Restaurant Sucks! Embrace The Suck. Unleash Your Restaurant. Become Outstanding. is an international bestseller and is available on Amazon. 

His second book: Your Restaurant STILL Sucks!, was released in June 2019.

His third book: Your Restaurant Culture Sucks!, was released in August 2022.

All three are Amazon Best Sellers.

He is also the author of Outstanding Mindset (booklet). Both are available on Amazon. 

A former USAF Pararescueman (PJ), he has the unique skills to break restaurants free from average and skyrocket them to peak performance. He works with independent restaurants that want to build their brand, strengthen their team, and increase their profits to maximize their restaurant's potential without sacrificing their life to their business.

Donald is the founder & CEO of Off The Range Ventures, LLC, a behavioral strength based company, that works exclusively in the hospitality industry. Through online courses/programs, workshops, seminars, and a coaching business model,  Off The Range Ventures, LLC creates solution-based brands for the restaurant industry. He has 42 years of experience in the restaurant industry as a restaurant owner, consultant, and executive chef for Wolfgang Puck. 

He is an industry expert for Foodable TVToast Restaurant Management Blog, In Credibly Small Business Blog, BevSpot, HotSchedules, Nightclub & Bar, Typsy, and Modern Restaurant Management. He is the host of The Restaurant Coach™ Podcast on iTunes.

 Email: [email protected]