Principal & Founder
Profitality Labor Guru
Juan Martinez is a 40-year foodservice industry veteran and Principal and Co-Founder of Profitality Labor Guru, an Industrial Engineering Consulting Company whose focus is to help multi-unit foodservice brands improve efficiency of operations and design to drive better “Unit Economics”. Juan’s experience spans to over 120 different foodservice concepts (domestic and international) across all menu and service system offerings. Prior to consulting, Juan spend 17 years at Burger King and The Pillsbury Company restaurant group, as part of the team that pioneered the application of Industrial Engineering in foodservice. His roles there included Director of Research and Development for Operations, Menu and Equipment Development. Juan has a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech, and an MS and PhD degree in Engineering Management and Ergonomics from the University of Miami. He currently a Board of Trustee in the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI). Juan was selected as the 2023 “Top Achiever” Consultant by Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine. As an industry “thought leader” Juan frequently speaks at industry gatherings, and has written over 100 articles in foodservice journals, including a regular column in Foodservice Equipment & Supplies.