Costa Mesa, CA (October 1, 2019) – Avanti Restaurant Solutions announced today the appointment of Gary Coburn as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the company’s business development, commercial kitchen project management and operations for national and regional restaurant chain clients, as well as hospitality and retail foodservice operators. Coburn will also oversee the Avanti Design Studio, the company’s in-house team of design professionals.
“Leveraging Gary’s vision, insight and forty-year experience in the hospitality industry will be invaluable to Avanti, as we build on the last 16 years of successful restaurant equipment, design and project management for clients across all 50 states and Canada,” said Avanti CEO and Founder, Mark Rossi. “Gary has served as an owner, operator, design-build executive, franchisor and creator of dozens of concepts in hundreds of locations, and we are very excited about Gary’s unique abilities to help us continue to build Avanti’s leadership and business success with current and future clients.”
“Spending most of my career in the hospitality industry has taught me to be forward thinking, agile and quick to evolve. I was thrilled at the opportunity to join Avanti – a company whose very name means “Forward”! – and to work with Mark, to help the committed and dynamic team at Avanti become the best choice and first choice for clients increasingly looking for a top-quality, total-solution partner for their commercial kitchen projects.”
In addition to his role with Avanti, Mr. Coburn is also a member of the Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels, and acts as part of the Senior Serve Food Service Advisory Council, leading Strategic Planning.
About Avanti Restaurant Solutions
Avanti is a leader in commercial kitchen design, equipment and services, serving national and regional restaurant, entertainment and hotel/hospitality chains, as well as retail and other facilities’ foodservice operations needs. Avanti’s on-staff expertise includes in-house project management and equipment sourcing, as well as our Design Studio – to support clients’ concepts from culinary vision to restaurant opening. Avanti means “Forward” and since our start in 2003, we have provided solutions and services to help restaurant and foodservice owner/operators move their businesses forward faster – across more than 3,500 locations in the U.S. and Canada. #AvantiMeansForward