Manish Tandon is CEO at Au Bon Pain Cafes by RP Sanjiv Goenka Group. Manish has earlier served as Director Operations at Pizza Hut by Yum! Restaurants Intl in India. He was also the CEO at Dodsal Enterprises and COO Gate Gourmet.
With 29 years of industry experience, he has served 22 years in the restaurant segment and 18 of those years in a CEO/ National leadership role.
He has also worked with the Taj group at the beginning of his career for 7 years launching and managing fine dining restaurants, bars and banquets. He has a deep understanding of the real estate market and has participated in launching 350+ restaurants nationally.
Manish has a proven track record in Operations having managed Pizza Hut as Director Ops for India and Area Countries; 185 stores with overall revenues of US$ 60mn. As CEO of Dodsal Enterprises (franchise partner of Pizza Hut West and South of India), managed a US$ 50 mn business. Also, as Director Business Development for Yum! Restaurants launched Taco Bell in India and turned around KFC. Rebuilt KFC from 15 units to 180 units nationally in 3 years doubling per store sales turnover and profitability.