Lauren LeFranc brings to clients more than 25 years of ‘hands-on’ experience in the foodservice industry. During that time, she has negotiated contacts, sourced products, managed vendors, overseen inventory control and distribution, and managed multi-million dollar budgets. She has also worked in a variety of venues, including full service, fast casual, quick service and third-party operations.
LeFranc was recently hired by a prominent private equity firm to assess the supply chain for a multi-unit restaurant company with more than $50 million in food-and-beverage purchases. She also assisted in the recruitment and interviewing of a senior-level supply chain executive.
Her product knowledge has allowed clients’ to trim food costs by anywhere from 100 to 500 basis points, saving them hundreds of thousands of dollars.
LeFranc has consulted for Bennigan’s, BJ’s Restaurants, Freshii, Pizza Patron, Steak n’ Shake, Which Wich, and Yard House Restaurants.
LeFranc also spent four years with The Walt Disney Company as Manager of Food & Beverage Sourcing for Disneyland Resort and ESPN Zone restaurants. She earlier served in several sourcing and procurement positions with Fresh Choice and El Torito Restaurants.