Principal at Pacific Management Consulting Group, Restaurant Analyst and Management Consultant

John A. Gordon is Principal and Founder of Pacific Management Consulting Group, an independent restaurant analyst providing research and niche earnings analysis, management consulting and advisory expertise to those who need to know ... more


E What Will Happen In Restaurants In 2017?
What happened in the restaurant space in 2016 and what does it mean for 2017?
Restaurants And Activists
Wall Street activists are often attracted to restaurants.
Restaurant Recession? Just The Facts
The restaurant industry remains investable and vibrant, there are strong building new concepts and highly differentatiated concepts that will provide a pathway for the future.
Restaurants: Recognizable Realities In 2015
The restaurant space slogged it out in 2014. Finally, with meaningful wisps of economic recovery seen in Q4 and more disposable income running in the system, hope of discretionary spending is seen.


ARCO Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc.
BBY Best Buy Co.
BH Biglari Holdings Inc.
BJRI BJ's Restaurants Inc.
BKS Barnes & Noble Inc
BLMN Bloomin' Brands, Inc.
BNHN Benihana Inc.
BOBE Bob Evans Farms Inc.
BWLD Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.
CAKE The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
CBRL Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.
DAVE Famous Dave's of America, Inc.
DENN Denny's Corporation
DIN DineEquity Inc.
DNKN Dunkin' Brands Group Inc.
DPZ Domino's Pizza Inc.
DRI Darden Restaurants Inc.
EAT Brinker International Inc.
FOGO Fogo de Chao
FRGI Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc
FRSH Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc.
HABT The Habit Restaurants
JACK Jack In The Box Inc.
JMBA Jamba Inc.
LOCO El Pollo Loco
MCD McDonald's Corporation
MDLZ Mondelez International, Inc. Stock Quote & Summary Data
MSSR McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants Inc.
NDLS Noodles & Company
PBPB Potbelly Corporation
PETM PetSmart Inc
PFCB P.F.Chang's China Bistro Inc.
PLKI Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.
PNRA Panera Bread Company
PZZA Papa John'S International Inc.
QSR Restaurant Brands International Inc.
RRGB Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc.
RT Ruby Tuesday Inc.
RUTH Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc.
SBUX Starbucks Corporation
SHAK Shake Shack
SONC Sonic Corp.
TXRH Texas Roadhouse Inc.
WEN The Wendy's Company
YUM YUM! Brands Inc.
ZOES Zoe's Kitchen
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Work Experience

Pacific Management Consulting Group
2003 - Present (14 years 6 months)

Independent chain restaurant analyst. With a complex analysis and litigation project engagement focus, we are non-consensus, buy side in orientation; we provide deep dive due diligence and complex situation analysis relative to restaurants.

Senior Associate
Booz Allen Hamilton
September 2000 - September 2002 (2 years 1 month)

Worldwide premier Management and Technology Consulting firm, Economic Analysis

Director of Finance
Navy MWR Division
January 1996 - January 2000 (4 years 1 month)

Responsible for all aspects of financial management, including financial planning and analysis, operational budgeting, treasury and investments, field and HQ accounting, and capital budgeting, for 140 plus field entities throughout the world. Worldwide franchisor and franchisee of diverse food service and other lines of business.


Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
1975 / 1982