As president of Goliath Consulting Group, Jay Bandy has built a broad foundation of expertise in the restaurant industry over 30 plus years. Jay works with independents restaurants, chains and franchise companies in every facet of the business across the US. Jay currently works with a team of eight restaurant professionals and a vast network of contacts in the food service industry to help Goliath’s clients be successful.

In addition to his consulting role, Jay is a minority owner with My Friend’s Place Deli. Jay also owns Goliath Restaurant Management that manages clients’ restaurants in greater Atlanta.

Prior to starting Goliath Consulting Group 12 years ago, Jay worked with several QSR companies. He worked with BLIMPIE during their growth years, helping take the chain from 100 to 2000 units. In addition, he worked with McDonald’s Corporation in a regional leadership position and oversaw the implementation of new initiatives including McCafe into 650 restaurants in the southeast.

Jay has a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Louisville and earned CFM certification from the International Food Service Executives Association. He’s also a graduate of McDonald's Hamburger University. Currently, he is serving on the board of directors of the Georgia Restaurant Association and a member of the Foodservice Consultants Society International.