Consulting Project Collaboration and Management Advisory Services (MAS) Client Success!

As an FCSI Management Advisory Services (MAS) consultant, many people I meet or talk with are unfamiliar with the term “MAS” and what services are available from foodservice consultants. Owners and operators are facing the most difficult business environment in several generations. I thought it may be the right time to share some details on management and design services that are available and could be vital for business survival.

This following list is posted on the site. There are 46 specialty areas listed. However, there are dozens of services available as subsets of these specialty areas. (What is Zero-Based Labor Budgeting? – keep reading.)


  • Accounting & Finance
  • Beverage System design
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Compliance Certification
  • Contract Management
  • Dietary & Nutrition
  • Due Diligence
  • Equipment Surveys
  • Facility Assessments
  • Finance Raising
  • Food Safety & Hygiene
  • Human Resources
  • Interior Design
  • Kitchen Design
  • LEED Planning/Design
  • Mgt Recruitment & Development
  • Master Planning
  • Operating Procedures & Systems
  • Operator RFP Selection/Monitoring
  • Revenue Generation
  • Strategic Financial Analysis
  • Training
  • Workshops and Education
  • Architectural Design
  • Business Strategy
  • Code Compliance
  • Concept Development
  • Culinary Development
  • Distribution/Procurement
  • Energy & Environment
  • Executive Coaching
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Food Production Systems Design
  • Franchising
  • Imagineering
  • IT Systems, Sourcing/Mgt
  • Laundry Design
  • Legal Advice/Litigation Support
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Menu Development/Engineering
  • Operations Review & Re-Engineering
  • Quality Management
  • Space Planning
  • Sustainability
  • Waste Management Design
  • Workstation Ergonomics/Design

Depending on the client and the type of project, there are many service topics that be may be shared by MAS and Design consultants working in collaboration throughout the multiple phases of a project. I work with SSA Foodservice Design and Consulting based in Tampa. SSA president Ken Schwartz, FCSI believes the entire SSA studio team should be involved, and collaborate on all client projects to serve clients at the highest level. Read the Firm Services available from SSA.

Ken Schwartz, FCSI in the SSA Studio, designing and creating

2017 MAS Client Success – Green Street Restaurant

A truly great brand and restaurant in Pasadena, California is Green Street Restaurant. They have been one of my favorite clients to work and consult with during the last decade. I performed some preliminary MAS work and determined that there were some opportunities in labor cost management. The following letter from the Green Street Restaurant President Michael Hawkins describes the zero-based budgeting process we utilized and the results that were realized after this 2016 project.

Give us a call to learn more

You may be searching for current or 2021 Restaurant Survival Solutions, that can be created and implemented with MAS and Design consulting. Why not seek an outside opinion and learn how the SSA squad can assist you and your brand on either side of our FCSI Consulting Coin. Give us a call to discuss your specific situation and learn the value of outsourced professional consulting. You’ll like the results, just like money in the bank!

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