Mr. Salzman has over 20 years of corporate and franchise restaurant experience, including franchise operations and support, branding, marketing, purchasing and product development. Mr. Salzman spent more than seven years as a founding partner of Raving Brands, launching its marquee restaurant concept Moe’s Southwest Grill. He also served as Senior Vice president and Brand Leader. In addition, Salzman’s tenure at Raving Brands included brand development and operations of Boneheads Grilled Fish & Piri Piri Chicken, The Flying Biscuit Café, and Monkey Joe’s Parties and Play. After his tenure at Raving Brands, Salzman held the position of Senior VP of Operations at Stevi B’s Pizza, a 30 store Atlanta-based Franchise Company. Most recently, he held the role of COO of Gandolfo’s NY Deli, a 25 year old NY Deli concept with 45 locations across the country.
Salzman earned his BA degree in hotel and restaurant management from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.