Turnaround and Performance Improvement Advisors

Graydon WebbMr. Webb has over 30 years experience in restaurant and franchise retailing, having served as Chairman, CEO, Managing Director and Vice President-Franchise Sales. For the past 19 years Graydon has focused on food and food related technology companies as Managing Director of The Auric Group. Clients have included Rally’s/Zippos Drive Thru, Inc, Bojangles Inc., Wendco Inc., G.D. Ritzy’s Inc., TouchChoice Systems Inc., OneDentist Resources Inc., The Great American Bagle and AutoCafe Systems Inc. Mr. Webb also participated in management recruitment, corporate development, strategic planning, financings, concept direction, revenue enhancement and acquisition strategies for the above plus T.J. Cinnamon’s, Kenny Rogers Roasters, Pudgies Famous Chicken, I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt, Long John Silver’s, KFC, Taco Bell, Clucker’s, Rax Restaurants, Java Coast, Johnny Rockets Inc. and Au Bon Pain/St. Louis Bread (Panera). From 1980-86 Mr. Webb served as Founder and Chairman of G.D. Ritzy’s Inc., a chain of over 100 locations throughout the U.S. This nationally recognized “contemporary diner” restaurant concept featured award winning food and premium ice cream recognized by People Magazine, Town Square (Kansas City), Ohio Magazine, Orlando Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, Columbus Magazine and The Columbus Dispatch. Webb led three equity offerings totaling $20 million. Graydon served as Vice President – Franchise Sales for Wendy’s International Inc. from 1971-80 where he initiated and grew U.S. franchise sales, planning and support to 2,000 locations. He defined and executed franchise agreements for international expansion in Canada, the Caribbean and Japan. Mr. Webb is a graduate of The Ohio State University.