Professional summary

As founder and Managing Partner of Synergy Restaurant Consultants, Dean Small has brought his passion for food and extensive experience within the industry together to strategically guide other restaurant owners. Although much of Dean’s resume reads like a “who’s who” of major chains and quick service restaurants, he has co-created innumerable independent concepts with owners new to the business. His firm was hand-picked by LYFE Kitchen’s CEO Mike Roberts (former President of McDonalds USA) to collaborate with celebrity chefs in shaping the organizational and operational systems required to launch the brand. Other clients Dean has significantly impacted with his experience and passion include Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Macaroni

Engagement overview

Varies client to client depending on needs.


• LYFE Kitchen
• Mayo Clinic
• Fleming’s
• Firehouse Subs
• Boston Market
• Dickey’s Barbeque Pit
• Burgers & Brew
• Romano’s Macaroni Grill
• Pollo Campero
• Raising Cane’s
• Caribou Coffee
• Johnny Carino’s
• Chili’s
• Fresh Brothers Pizza