According to statistics from the National Restaurant Association, more than 1 million restaurants exist in the United States today. For an industry with failure rates in the double digits, it is critical for restaurants to control costs. For someone who has been in the restaurant business for more than 25 years, Nick Oltarsh is more than familiar with how quickly operating costs can get out of hand without accurate and efficient accounting.
Oltarsh is Director of Restaurant Finance at Concentrics Restaurants, an Atlanta-based restaurant operating group offering full-service design, development, consulting and management that provides A-to-Z food and beverage solutions for hoteliers, real estate firms and individuals across the nation. His responsibilities include overseeing the restaurants across the company―which includes not only the kitchens but the back offices as well.