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TESTIMONIALS

“When I built a new restaurant, I hired Chris Tripoli for consulting, strategic planning and operating systems to help me run my business. He came in and we wrote training manuals, did labor studies, created product preparation lists, established roles and responsibilities for each position, as well as developed our recipe mapping, menu engineering, and product list that enabled accurate weekly P and L’s, both theoretical and actual.

 

His ideas and overseeing the concept and construction literally saved me and earned me tens of thousands of dollars (that is no exaggeration). He has been my go-to for the last 15 years on just about anything that has to do with improving my business in any way. He is always quick to help and his suggestions and advice are paramount for me. I would not be where I am today without Chris Tripoli”

Michael Passalacqua, Owner

Angelo's

Washington, Pennsylvania

I asked David to come in and help me formulate a plan to fix some operational issues in my restaurant. The pandemic really threw us for a loop and after reopening things just weren't working right. We engaged David to observe the operations over the course of several weeks. He came in, interviewed nearly the entire staff, observed all forms of service and finally delivered us a summary of his observations.

David didn't pull any punches. He didn't sugarcoat it and tell me what I wanted to hear. He very articulately identified the issues in our organization, including the ways I was contributing to them, and very clearly gave us a plan, along with action items to effect change. After that initial engagement, I re-engaged David to help with some hiring (per his recommendations). We now have a world-class leadership team and a restaurant that is growing again.

David is as nice a guy as you'll ever meet and truly as smart as they come. The man literally knows everything there is to know about the restaurant industry, what it means to be a leader and how to build a team. David was instrumental in getting our restaurant back on track and I could not offer a higher recommendation. We are actually in the process of revamping our menu and I am going to engage David to help lead and facilitate that process with the various internal stakeholders. Hire this man!

Ben Siegel, Owner

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

Brian, is a tenured, reliable culinarian, articulate relationship builder,

dynamic purchasing manager, and trusted confidant.

As a business owner of over thirty-three years, I can attest to the attest Brian is a real deal maker who understands both sides of the equation of buying and selling. His ability to listen, learn and ultimately fully understand what a good deal looks like is unique. Brian is truly a value driven deal maker with a keen sense what works and what does not work for his situation.
 

Brian is a deep thinker who considers all aspects of making a deal. With regards to food,

his long-term formal culinary experience provides him with insight unlike others. As a culinarian

who understands food, and with his background in purchasing, Brian easily navigates

his wants and needs.
 

I have found Brian to be extremely easy to work with and easy to work for. Brian
is an unemotional deal maker who is extremely compassionate, kind, and humble.
Brian and I have worked together on numerous deals relating to the foodservice industry

for more than six years, and I higher recommend him. Brian will deliver value with

results to whatever he endeavors.

William M. Schutz, Chairman, CEO

Consumers Meat Packing Company

David is one of the most intelligent, thoughtful, persuasive and detail oriented professionals I've ever known. I've worked in many industries and with many personalities over the years and have never seen someone so effectively motivate and drive a team. He finds a way to encourage each unique individual while still demanding an extremely high level of performance. He respects all employees of his organization regardless of level and wants everyone to be successful.

 

His innovation, out of the box thinking and consistent drive for perfection is unmatched. He makes everyone around him want to do better and have fun while doing it. David has been one of the most influential people in my life and I always welcome the opportunity to work with him and be in his presence in general. He would be an asset to any organization fortunate enough to have him.

Jennifer Henry, MPA, Broker Associate

Certified Negotiation Expert at Compass Real Estate

As a Architect, I've worked with many restaurant directors over 25 years of designing restaurants and David Tripoli is the best I've worked with in almost every aspect of the business. He's the new business opener, he's the operations director, he's the chief motivator, and he's the bottom line accountability enforcer when needed. He's detail oriented but open to new methods and ideas. He's an incredibly genuine person and a pleasure to work with, even when he's kicking your ass to get stuff accomplished and stay on schedule.
 

We worked together on 4 new construction restaurants and several remodels over about 7-8 years, and he was always the first one in the project, grinds out the details, and the last one to clock out. While working on multiple projects and issues everyday, he still did a fabulous job supporting his existing restaurants and motivating his staff.
If you get the opportunity, you should definitely take that opportunity to work with David,

it will make you a better person or business.

Mark Vornberg, Senior Associate

Dick Clark Architecture

David is without question the king of hospitality. His attention to detail is unprecedented. Execution of programs are completed through commitment and follow through. As a motivator, he has no peer. He challenges, doesn’t criticize. David generates a superior level of mutual respect for his customers as well his employees. HIs passion is unique. The results he gets incomparable. Whether you’re launching a start-up venture or looking to embellish an existing business David will take you to the finish line. Wasn’t just a pleasure to work
for David, it was a privilege.

Wally Gullick, Business Development Manager

Rico Industries

I have had the pleasure of working for and with David over the course of 20 years, and have found David to be one of the strongest and most knowledgeable leaders in his field. David was masterful in assessing his organizations needs, structuring very solid marketing plans and leading his company to growth and continued profitability. His drive, attention to detail and communication skills are a result of the great passion David displays. I have found him to always be working in the best interest of the guest experience, employees and company. I would highly recommend David for leadership roles in the hospitality industry.

Lee Plotkin, President

L.P. Industries - Restaurant Purchasing Consulting

David truly knows the area of restaurants and I would say the best coach I’ve worked with.

I’ve had the privilege to meet and work with David who’s helped me with areas from leadership skills to budgeting, knowing my financials to setting up a profit-sharing program and that’s not all of it. With David by my side I have more confidence with making decisions and leading my team.

Tony Tran, Owner

Essence of Saigon

I had the pleasure of working with David for 5 years. In that time, he became a mentor and friend. His knowledge of the industry, eye for detail, leadership, and his passion for people helped shape my career. He has the wonderful ability to inspire people to grow, and he challenges you to continuously improve. We successfully opened multiple new restaurants together within the Truluck’s Restaurant Group. He led both the operational development as well as the construction and design elements of each new location. His understanding of how to curate an experience for the guest through ambiance, service, culinary excellence, and genuine hospitality is extraordinary. Whether you are building a new brand or need help identifying opportunities in your current operation, I recommend David to help give you the edge you are looking for.

Chris Davis, Managing Partner

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