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Many people have the desire to want to start a business, or who already have a business, and simply just need that little advice to help them move forward. Others are stuck in a rut trying to move forward and grow but do not know how. From taking on a small part in helping you, to a major role in getting your concept off of the ground, we can help. A thirty minute assessment of your company can change you for the better.
Hospitality, Restaurant & Business Professional - Founder & President of Hungry Hospitality
With forty years of restaurant operations and hotel experience in casual, upscale, catering, and full service restaurant segments, Cliff has built restaurants from the ground up, retro-fitted restaurants, opened three new Marriott Hotels, owned a coffee house, and since 1995, has owned and operated successful independent multi-million dollar restaurants throughout Atlanta. His experience has included operating hotel restaurants, hotel room service areas, independent coffee houses, wine bars, casual , upscale, and full-service restaurants.
Cliff's background includes co-founding, owning and operating Rathbun's Restaurants in Atlanta, which include Rathbun's, Kevin Rathbun Steak, Krog Bar, and KR SteakBar.
Cliff also owns Noble Fin restaurant in Gwinnett County. Each of these restaurants have been recognized as some of the best in the state or county as well as best in the United States.
His prior experience with management included working with the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group where he opened NAVA, was the General Manager for the Buckhead Bread Company & Corner Cafe along with earlier hotel experience with Marriott Hotels throughout Southern California, where he opened and managed restaurants at the nationally acclaimed Desert Springs Marriott, opened the La Jolla Marriott, and opened the San Diego Marriott & Marina. He also managed the room service operations at the Rancho Mirage Marriott & Country Club. Cliff's additional background within commercial, residential, and vacation rental real estate allows him first hand knowledge in key areas of banking, loans, finance, development, real estate opportunities, leasing, and overall knowledge which can assist in all levels of restaurant, real estate or business operations.
Cliff is a board member of the Southwest Chamber of Commerce and has been an invited speaker for the Gwinnett Rotary and the Peachtree Corners Chamber of Commerce. He is the founder of Peachtree Corners Restaurant Week and the co-founder of Inman Park Restaurant Week.
His passion for the business shows through. Passionate and driven to succeed, Cliff can assist your challenge in a professional manner.
If you are looking to resolve a small problem, looking for a one hour assessment, looking to startup a new restaurant, new to the market, or simply need help with your business, Cliff and his team can help you.