Howard Solomon, Chief Executive Officer, The Solomon Group
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Chief Executive Officer

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The Solomon Group
12463 Rancho Bernardo Rd. Suite #149
San Diego, California 92128
United States

Company Description: The Solomon Group provides expertise to independent and corporate restaurateurs in Concept Development, Training, Business Plans, Financial Analysis, Real Estate /...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Front-Line General Manager
    Hard Rock Cafe
  • Executive Positions
    Cheesecake Factory

Board Memberships and Affiliations

18 Total References
Web References
The Solomon Group :: Client Information
www.thesolomongroup.com, 11 Feb 2011 [cached]
The Solomon Group formed in 1997, by Howard and Debra Solomon, a husband and wife team.
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Howard Solomon has 30 years "in the trenches" of the restaurant business. His track record is "all about results". He has orchestrated over 30 restaurant grand openings nationwide and abroad. During Howard's 15 years of management experience he has held executive positions with the Hard Rock Cafe, Wolfgang Puck Food Company and the Cheesecake Factory.
Howard is a Board Member of the Food & Beverage Association, a Board Member of SBEAC (Small Business Employer Advisory Committee, a task force committee of the Employment Development Division, State of California) and a member of the California Restaurant Association. He sits of the Board of Directors of several chain restaurant companies and acts as an advisory board member of several other companies
Howard regularly speaks at restaurant conventions and franchise meetings of national brands. His dynamic vision, real life examples and words of motivation are an inspiration to many.
Bondi bar and kitchen | Howard Solomon
www.thebondi.com, 13 Mar 2007 [cached]
Howard SolomonManager of Restaurant Development
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Howard Solomon has 20 years "in the trenches" of the US restaurant industry.During his career he has orchestrated over 25 restaurant grand openings nationwide and internationally. Between 1985 and 1992 Mr. Solomon was a front-line general manager for Hard Rock Café and project-managed seven grand openings, including the flagship Las Vegas unit and the chain's only Australian outlet, in Sydney.From 1992 to 1998, Mr. Solomon worked for the Cheesecake Factory, Wolfgang Puck Food Co and Aspen-based Boogies Diner.In 1998 he founded the Solomon Group and remains its chief executive officer.Mr. Solomon is a board member of the Food & Beverage Association, a board member of SBEAC (Small Business Employer Advisory Committee of the State of California) and a member of the California Restaurant Association.His proven leadership and ability to drive restaurant businesses from site development to competitive margin delivery will be an important advantage to the company.
Food&Beverage Association of San Diego
www.foodnbeverage.org, 13 Nov 2006 [cached]
Howard SolomonThe Solomon Group
VIDA Gourmet
www.vidagourmet.com, 13 Aug 2006 [cached]
Howard Solomon [ Principal, The Solomon Group]
Howard Solomon joined the VIDA team in January 2006.He lends his expertise in business development, food & beverage operations and real estate acquisition.Howard is the CEO of The Solomon Group, a restaurant / hospitality-consulting firm based in San Diego, California which was founded in 1998.The Solomon Group has a large client base that expands across 45 states.
Prior to starting his consulting firm, Howard orchestrated seven Grand Opening as a Project Manager for the Hard Rock Café from 1986 - 1992.Following the Hard Rock Café, Howard was appointed the Vice President of Operations for famed retailer Lenny Weinglass in the Boogies Diner concept.
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In 1995, Howard joined the Executive Management team at the Cheesecake Factory in Calabasas, California.He was primarily in charge of the management training division.The Wolfgang Puck Food Company recruited Howard in 1997 to head up the restaurant division's project development team.
Deeply entrenched in all aspects of the restaurant / hospitality industry from business development to real estate, operations, customer service, training and more, Howard consults with national corporations to the local big shots.He also sits of the Board of Directors of the San Diego chapter of the Food and Beverage Association and is a member of the California Restaurant Association.In addition, Howard has taught Restaurant Management courses at San Diego State University.
Howard is an avid fan of the VIDA lifestyle.He eats "healthy", exercises and enjoys the "richness" of his life.Howard and his wife Debra reside in Poway, California, with their two children, Jason (14) and Samantha (9).Howard also sits on the Board of Trustees for his synagogue, Temple Adat Shalom, and is the Ways and Means Chairman.Howard is also active in community children's theatre with his son Jason.Howard directs (and makes an occasional cameo onstage) while Jason is an avid actor and singer.Howard also loves to watch his daughter, Samantha, played soccer and softball.Howard also enjoys football and baseball and has season tickets to both the San Diego Chargers and San Diego Padres.
The Solomon Group :: Speaking
www.thesolomongroup.com, 11 Feb 2011 [cached]
Howard Solomon, who has over 25 years of proven training and development skills, conducts all of our seminars and speaking engagements. Our performance record is "all about results".
Howard is a dynamic and powerful speaker that can relate to restaurant owners and managers.
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