Gary R. Coburn Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Hotel & Restaurant and Business Operations

Specialty Focus:

slip, trip & fall, burning, choking, food safety, dram shop, alcohol, negligent security, employee safety, commercial kitchen, customer injuries, operations, management, franchise, ownership, permitting, training, investing, accounting, premises liability, OSHA, ADA, construction, equipment design

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Award-winning restaurant executive. Helped create, open, run, and advise hundreds of full service restaurants, limited service, quick-service, bars and nightclubs. Additional expertise in restaurant franchising and commercial kitchen design/build from remodels to ground up including conceptual development, viability and business interruption. Over 40 years in the restaurant industry as owner, operator, franchisor, consultant, President, Chief Operating Officer, and General Manager of numerous restaurant and food service establishments. Experienced restaurant investor and developer. Active consulting business developing restaurant concepts and turning around existing establishments. Concepts worked on include: Cask ‘n Cleaver, Lord Charlie’s, El Gato Gordo, Pizza Pronto, Safari Bar Restaurant, Shark Club, Bull Dog Grill, Stronghouse, Pangea , The Ballroom, Juarez Grill, Dickerson’s Club 29, Yucatan Liquor Stand, Zepp’s Atomic Tex Mex, Cabo Grill, Angel Stadium, In Cahoots, The Ball Room, Slick Willie’s, Rodeo, Jake’s , Bobs on the Bay, Crabby Bob’s Seafood, PizzaRev, Joe’s Crab Shack, Honolulu Harry’s , Lahaina Mai Tai Lounge, Canyon Grill, Campagnia, Huey’s Grill & Brewery, Gladstone’s Long Beach, Pro’s Ranch Markets Plaintiff and Defendant cases