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YOUR PATH TO RESTAURANT SUCCESS

It's not a conference. It's not a mastermind group. IT'S BOTH! 

An Elite Mastermind Group with an annual conference. A 6-month strategic plan FOR YOU so you can get traction, the support you need, and the restaurant you want!

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THE THREE STEPS TO RESTAURANT SUCCESS

You don’t need another checklist.

You don’t need another piece of software (that requires a degree from MIT to use).

You don’t need another webinar with no follow-up plan.

Listen, you’ve spent thousands of dollars on traveling, attending workshops and seminars at food expos. You get some great ideas and then when you get back to your restaurant you drop the ball and don't implement. Why?

NO ONE IS GIVING YOU THE REAL, STEP-BY-STEP BLUEPRINT TO RESTAURANT SUCCESS…UNTIL NOW.

Enough is enough!

You don’t need to go back to the information overload buffet.

What you need is the EXACT opposite of everything you’ve tried in the past.

In fact, there are three steps to get in the fast lane to building your brand, strengthening your team, and increasing your profits.

JOIN RESTAURANT MASTERMINDS

Step #1: Sign up for my elite group called Restaurant Masterminds™ for 6 months. The group starts on September 1st with a 90-Day Leadership Boot Camp! 

We'll lay down the foundation you need to grow your brand. We'll start to form a clear path and action plan in the three months leading up to Step #2

ATTEND THE RESTAURANT SUCCESS SUMMIT

Step #2: Attend The Restaurant Success Summit™ in November 22-24, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. This is our annual event where 300 high-achievers like yourself get together for 2-Days and 22 Hours of immersed education with 10 world-class industry experts (each one hand-picked by myself for the specific knowledge they have).

Which brings to to Step #3.

FOLLOW YOUR 90-DAY STRATEGIC PLAN

Step #3: Implement the customized plan you received at The Restaurant Success Summit™. This time you'll have the power of the mastermind group to overcome challenges or sticking points you will encounter. 

RESTAURANT MASTERMINDS™ FRAMEWORK

(Objective + Front Sight Focus + Tactical Action) X Resources (Support) X Adaptation X (Accountability + Immersed Learning + Kaizen + Leverage) X Commitment (Squared) = Desired Outcome

Your Mastermind Host is The Restaurant Coach™

Hi! I'm Donald Burns.

I know what it means to make a real commitment. I fought through 32 rounds to get my first black belt at 16. I made it through the two-year special operations selection training to become an Air Force Pararescueman (PJ). I left a 5-year executive chef position working with Wolfgang Puck to start my own consulting company.

In 2008, when the recession hit, my consulting company went bust. I hired a business coach to help me re-brand; during that time, The Restaurant Coach™️ was born!

Two years ago, I joined a mastermind group of very high achievers and it was the best thing I have ever done to blow up my brand! I walked away from a six-figure consulting gig because I needed to focus more on the growth of The Restaurant Coach. Masterminds work! 

To get to the next level, you need to lose the safety net.

My mission: to help you get the restaurant and life you want!

MEET DONALD

What is The Restaurant Success Summit™? Hit play to get a sneak peek...

 

REASONS WHY YOU MUST JOIN RESTAURANT MASTERMINDS™ & ATTEND THE RESTAURANT SUCCESS SUMMIT™

IN THIS ELITE PROGRAM, YOU WILL…

✔️ INCREASE your restaurant’s growth 30-100% in the next year while working less so that your family will finally be proud of all those long hours you worked and sacrifices you made.

✔️ GROW your social media impact and influence faster than ever, learn how to become a marketing freak, and dominate the competition.

✔️ UNCOVER hidden profit centers in your restaurant's P&L so you can achieve financial freedom, take vacations, and get the things you’ve always wanted.

 ✔️ GET the most cutting edge culture-creating tools, marketing, brand-building tactics, and game-changing strategies that are working NOW to drive restaurants to massive profits so that you can deploy them in your business.

✔️ BECOME the leader you know you can be so you can guide your team to record profits, have massive impact in their lives and in your community — you can finally earn the recognition you deserve.

✔️ DISCOVER a better way, a faster way — and a simpler way — to achieve success rather than trying to “grind & hustle” your way to the top so you can leave the constant stress and uncontrollable late night anxiety attacks behind.

✔️ RISE above and leave behind the competition, becoming the ONE and ONLY option for your guests that become loyal because of the next-level service and hospitality that only your team can deliver.

✔️ ADOPT the mindset, habits, and persistence of Navy SEALs and USAF Pararescuemen (the world’s most disciplined and productive special operations teams) so that you never, EVER take the easy way out again and feel guilty that you are not living up to your full potential.

✔️ LEARN the EXACT step-by-step Restaurant Masterminds™ Framework to10X your potential and build unstoppable momentum for growth, profits, and a sustainable business.

✔️ LEAVE behind all of your excuses, worries, irrational fears, and frustrations because — with the accountability of your mastermind group beside you — your restaurant will finally start to become the way you envisioned as you put this new-found fuel on your fire.

✔️ NEVER think small again…never be held back by naysayers…never get taken prisoner by renegade employees with bad attitudes…never give in, never give up, and never quit on your hopes and dreams.

✔️ FEEL more alive and better prepared than you have ever felt in your life…more assured that success is inevitable...more connected to the world’s best restaurant experts and the infinite source of power they hold.

 

So, if you’re ready to…

- Finally become massively successful with your restaurant and career…

- Finally buy back your time and start living life on your own terms…

- Stop working so much and start enjoying the perks of being a true leader…

Then you absolutely, positively cannot miss the opportunity to join Restaurant Masterminds™.

WARNING: You will NOT experience the power of The Restaurant Success Summit "via a live stream." The recordings are only available for attendees. You've got to be there to get the real benefits...

The VIP roundtables will not be recorded…the 7-figure conversations held by the pool will not be repeated…the life-changing one-liners from our top speakers will not leave the room…

If you are not in the room this fall, you will not get the fast-track blueprint to getting the restaurant (or life) you want. PERIOD.

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THIS IS NOT ANOTHER GET PUMPED UP AND GO HOME TO DROP THE BALL. THIS IS A STRATEGIC FORMULA WHERE WE CHART THE BEST PATH FOR YOUR RESTAURANT TO REACH YOUR GOALS.

On the first night of The Restaurant Success Summit™, you will be seated with fellow attendees in your niche so we can target your specific challenges and opportunities.

You will be given a pre-event survey that tells us exactly where your restaurant is NOW, so we can develop the recipe and path YOU need to reach your next breakthrough.

Plus, you’ll network with the future leaders of your industry who will be seated right beside you.

Remember: the value of the mastermind group is discovering what you KNOW deep down you need to do. Then having accountability support to do it!

That way, you don’t fall into the 90% who quit simply because they don’t know where to start.

Instead, you’ll carry that momentum home and turn it into real, transformative ACTION.

FACT: YOU MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND

Listen, here’s the deal. I have hundreds of thousands of listeners of The Restaurant Coach™ Podcast, readers of my blog posts and books…and people have been asking if I can bring together the BEST restaurant experts on the planet to speak at one event. Some wanted me to make this one of those BizConPalooza’s with a couple thousand people in the audience.

I am NOT going to do it.

Instead, I don’t plan on selling a lot of tickets.

In fact, I’ve decided to make this an exclusive, small event and limit it to only 200 SERIOUS RESTAURANT OWNERS/OPERATORS ONLY.

That way I make sure you get hands-on access and customized advice for YOUR restaurant…and that can’t happen when attendees are herded into the event like cattle and then shuffled to different rooms trying to pick and choose which workshop to attend.

I'M GOING IN A COMPLETELY OPPOSITE DIRECTION.

I'm keeping it intimate…not generic.

I'm keeping it limited…not overexposed.

I'm keeping it practical…not fluffy.

I'm keeping it NO BS…just jam-packed with content.

Because I wished someone had done this for me when I was taking my restaurants to the next level.

You will get time with the speakers.

You will get a chance to have your questions heard — and answered.

You will do the life-changing work that will set you on the path to market domination.

You will lay the foundation for your brand's growth and generating profits.

But only if you’re one of the few that secures a seat in the room.

And so, my friend, that is why this event is going to sell out fast. And since this is the ONLY ONE I hold this year, I don’t suggest that you procrastinate or make excuses for missing this.

Remember my favorite saying is: When would NOW be a good time?

TICKETS WILL SELL OUT.
SECURE YOUR SPOT TODAY.

Restaurant Masterminds™ Starts September 1st!

You will be sent a questionnaire (30 days before Restaurant Masterminds launches on September 1st) to place you into a mastermind team based on your restaurant concept and number of locations to better match you with other mastermind members. All team are facilitated by me personally.

 

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"I believe that you really are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with so the fact I get to attend the Restaurant Success Summit™ with 300 other like-minded high performers and mastermind is solid gold! Donald Burns has put something together that I think will be truly special that provides support, accountability, and will help me get on track and stay on track with where I want my business to go!"

Bobby Shaw
President, Bobby Shaw Consulting

"Joining Restaurant Masterminds™ and attending The Restaurant Success Summit™️ was a no brainer as it will give me the opportunity to see the whole picture: menu design, marketing, branding, strategy, and how to build a kick-ass operation. This for me, is like getting my Ph.D. in leadership with the best coach in the world, Donald Burns!"

Al Silverspoon
District Manager, Burger King Corporation

"We are definitely looking forward to Restaurant Masterminds & attending The Restaurant Success Summit in Tucson. Donald Burns is a legend in the industry and has already provided us with invaluable advice for growing our business. With his counseling, we have built our brand, strengthened our team, and created a world class culture & mindset. We’ve seen Donald present numerous times in the region, have read his book, worked with him on restaurant coaching, and still want more! Full immersion baby! Looking forward to it. "

Julie & Tony Simmons
Owners, Pagosa Brewing & Grill

2019 RESTAURANT SUCCESS SUMMIT™ AGENDA

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

6 month membership to my Elite Mastermind Group + an all access pass to The Restaurant Success Summit™ this fall!

PREMIER PASS - 6 PAY

$267

6 PAYMENT PLAN - SAVE $1395

START DATE SEPT 1ST

6 month membership to Restaurant Masterminds™ (with bi-monthly meetings) = $2,100 value

Access to all 16 workshops at The Restaurant Success Summit™ = $2400 value

200 page Restaurant Success Summit Workbook = $200 value

1 year access to workshop recordings = $297 value

TRC Swag Bag $200 value (signed books, baseball cap, wristbands, posters)

Total Value = $5,197

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PREMIER PASS - 3 PAY

$400

3 PAYMENT PLAN - SAVE $1797

START DATE SEPT 1ST

6 month membership to Restaurant Masterminds™ (with bi-monthly meetings) = $2,100 value

Access to all 16 workshops at The Restaurant Success Summit™ = $2400 value

200 page Restaurant Success Summit Workbook = $200 value

1 year access to workshop recordings = $297 value

TRC Swag Bag $200 value (signed books, baseball cap, wristbands, posters)

Total Value = $5,197

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PREMIER PASS

$997

ONE TIME PAYMENT - SAVE $2000

START DATE SEPT 1ST

6 month membership to Restaurant Masterminds™ (with bi-monthly meetings) = $2,100 value

Access to all 16 workshops at The Restaurant Success Summit™ = $2400 value

200 page Restaurant Success Summit Workbook = $200 value

1 year access to workshop recordings = $297 value

TRC Swag Bag $200 value (signed books, baseball cap, wristbands, posters)

Total Value = $5,197

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100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

The Restaurant Masterminds™ program has a full 30-day satisfaction guarantee. If it's not the best personal and professional development program you've ever been through, ask for your money back and receive a complete no-hassle refund.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain for your restaurant. 

 

 

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SPEAKERS FOR THE RESTAURANT SUCCESS SUMMIT™ 2019

Each speaker has been personally selected for their ability to bring tools to help your restaurant (and yourself) GROW 10X!

SPECIAL GUEST 

AUTHOR OF THE WAY OF THE SEAL

MARK DIVINE

Most people think mental toughness when they imagine a Navy SEAL.  What they don’t expect is the thoughtful, yoga-innovating, joking and laughing, professor of leadership named Mark Divine.

At twenty-six he graduated as Honor Man (#1-ranked trainee) of SEAL BUD/S class number 170. Mark served for nine years total on active duty and eleven as a Reserve SEAL, retiring as Commander in 2011.  His leadership of teams was so effective the government tasked him with creating a nationwide mentoring program for SEAL trainees. Commander Divine is known for his Best Selling books, SEALFIT Performance Academy. and Unbeatable Mind Podcast.

EMPIRE BUILDER

KELLEY JONES

Kelley is the founding partner of Hospitality Alliance and principal of Kelley Jones Hospitality with offices in New York City, Dallas and Las Vegas. Kelley is the host of Vegas Restaurant Rehab featured on the Food Network. His ventures include the Mayfair Hotel in Los Angeles and the Intercontinental Hotel in Bellevue Washington. The Dapper Doughnut, Thunderbird Lounge and Proof Tavern in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kelley and his Hospitality Alliance partners are creating, curating and operating Food Halls in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, and Jersey City.  Jones launched Gaku Ramen, loosely translated in Japanese to “educated noodle”, in Burlington Vermont and Boulder Colorado with a planned expansion into college towns across North America.

INDUSTRY ICON

DAVID CANTU

 

David is the co-founder of HotSchedules. Like many startups, he saw a problem and set out to solve it. HotSchedules was born when two restaurateurs, David and Ray Pawlikowski, set out to help restaurants work smarter through technology. As time passed and the industry continued to evolve, their customers turned to them to solve their biggest challenges with innovative technology. Almost 20 years later and they continue bringing innovative technology that powers the nearly $800 billion hospitality industry.

BRANDING GURU

ANDREW FREEMAN

Andrew is founder of af&co. Named as one of the Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, Andrew brings a combination of experience, passion and creativity to every endeavor. Prior to opening AF&Co, Andrew was Vice President of Public Relations and Strategic Partnerships for Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants. His approach to ongoing restaurant marketing and public relations is integrated, making his company unique in the industry. His marketing and public relations teams work hand in hand to develop revenue-generating promotions, to craft stories that guests want to hear and to connect with the journalists who matter.

MARKETING KING

BRUCE IRVING

Bruce is the marketing visionary behind Smart Pizza Marketing and host of the weekly Smart Pizza Marketing podcast. On his podcasts, he interviews the leading minds of the pizza restaurant industry. Irving, a top marketing consultant and former pizzeria owner, also hosts PizzaTV’s Marketing Insights livestream program, which streams at 8 p.m. (ET) every Tuesday on Facebook. You can listen to his Smart Pizza Marketing podcast at www.smartpizzamarketing.com. In addition, Irving speaks at conferences about how to better use social media in your restaurant or small business.

 

WINE GOD

BRIAN DUNCAN

Chicago native Brian Duncan can be best described as a food, wine and hospitality evangelist. He possesses an unquenchable enthusiasm enriched by decades as a restaurateur, winemaker, seminar speaker and wine educator. Duncan has contributed his expertise to several Chicago’s premier dining destinations, including (Co-Founding) BIN 36 Restaurants, BIN Cafe Wine Bar and Market and A Mano Trattoria. As a winemaker, Brian created the BIN 36 and D&S (Duncan & Sachs) wine brands sold in 30 markets around the United States. Under his guidance, BIN 36 received an “Award of Unique Distinction” from the Wine Enthusiast magazine for its commitment to delivering the most wine-friendly experience to its guests. Brian's accolades include being featured as one of America's leading wine experts in GQ and Food & Wine magazine, and as a returning featured speaker at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic. He is co-founder of GO-WINE, the food and beverage knowledge portal. 

STRATEGY QUEEN

EVA BALLARIN

Eva is a researcher of trends, innovation, and strategy. International Consultant and Speaker, with more than 30 conferences under her belt in 2018. Director of the Hospitality 4.0 Congress - HIP, the largest Horeca congress in Europe. LABE expert. Founder and Director of HorecaSpeakers . Professor of Strategy at the Basque Culinary Center, OSTELEA / EAE and other business schools. Eva was named the 7th Most Influential Women of Spanish Gastronomy. Author of the Manual for Neo Hosteleros Valientes . She has 30 years of international experience in Horeca having worked in Spain, London, Holland, Tunisia and Mexico. She helps teams improve their actions in the design, management, and commercialization of concepts of hotels, restaurants, and cafes. 

SYSTEMS HACKER

DOUG RADKEY

Doug is the principal owner of Key Restaurant Group, a restaurant/bar start-up development agency in Canada. Being in the food and beverage industry for 17 years has allowed him to become a leading voice in the development of feasibility studies, unique concepts, business plans, marketing plans, memorable menus, guest experiences, and financial management systems. If you’re on social media – you may have found him as one of the “Top 22 Inspiring Hospitality Experts” to follow in 2017. You may have also seen his name as a columnist for FoodableTV, Typsy and other leading magazines, or while he was speaking at industry leading events such as the Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas. He is the author of Bar Hacks. 

CONTRACT BADASS

BO BRYANT

Bo is "The Restaurant Giant", a global restaurant growth and food chain expert. He is author of four books on restaurant menus, marketing, and profitability including: The Modern Day Spartan, On the Menu: The Art & Science of Profit, and Whisper Marketing. 

His approach to business is much the same as it is in life... there is an art but there is also a science.  Design is all around us and extracting from one medium and laying over another is what he does best. Design change is even more important!  The question is why we do the things we do and what would they look like if we did them differently? 

Frequently Asked Questions

This is my elite group of high achievers who want more for their restaurant and themselves. This is for restaurant leaders that refuse to settle. Those that defy complacency. Those that reject mediocrity! Those that want it all. I will give you the step-by-step strategic plan to get it all so you can get the restaurant you want! 

Your 6 month membership includes: bi-weekly group video conference calls that follows our foundational 90-day format to set your restaurant up for long term success. You also get (1) premier ticket to our annual event - The Restaurant Success Summit™. This 2-day conference is an education immersion experience with 10 world-class speakers and 22 hours of pure content. We follow the event with a customized 90-day Strategic Plan for you and your restaurant.

The Restaurant Success Summit™ is the annual conference for Restaurant Masterminds™. It's critical that you attend in person to get the most from your mastermind membership. You'll want the immersion experience of the workshops, plus you can network with other mastermind members in person and that is one of the benefits of this group.

Before you arrive at The Restaurant Success Summit you will be sent a detailed questionnaire that must be completed in order to get an action plan that is customized to you and your restaurant. Failure to complete the questionnaire will result in you getting a generic plan that has little chance of maximizing your results. You have do some work on your end to get the big rewards.

The homebase for the conference is Tucson, Arizona, famous for its panoramic views, amazing weather and amazing food scene. The event will be held at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, and we’ve secured a special room block for all of our attendees. You’ll get your unique reservation link once you’ve secured your ticket.

Planning these events along with catering, room size etc. is an arduous task, which is why if you can’t attend, you can transfer your ticket to the following year's event or someone else.

Yes. We will have a lunch buffet available for attendees. VIP pass holders are invited to join the speakers at a special luncheon roundtable event. 

Business casual is always a safe bet. It is the desert, so the nights can become slightly cool. We plan on having a cocktail reception poolside each night. 

We learn best when placed in an immersion environment. Learning at a workshop is no different. We actually took this learning theory from the master himself, Tony Robbins. His live events are notorious for going 12-16 hours each day. We didn’t want to go that extreme and yet we wanted to keep the schedule tight and jam packed to keep you in learning mode each day.

Reach out to me directly - donald (at) therestaurantcoach.com and let me know you’d be interested in finding out about sponsorship opportunities. We have a pretty sweet deal. 

GROW YOUR RESTAURANT 30-100%

Give yourself the opportunity to be in the same place at the same time as so many coveted speakers and remarkable attendees. 

Restaurant Masterminds™

Starts September 1st, 2019

The Restaurant Success Summit™

November 22-24, 2019 
Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, AZ
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