Maurice P. Minno: Board Director – Foodservice & Coffee Retail Innovator


Foodservice Industry Consulting

Wild Bean Store Prototype
Wild Bean Coffee, New Store Prototype Elevation Plan
See overview of Wild Bean Cafe Development

Maurice is an expert resource for the foodservice industry. Examples of foodservice project initiatives include:

    Dunno's Dunno's - A New-to-Market Sweet and Savory Filled Breakfast and Snack Occasion Product Offer.


    Panini Melts Panini Melts - Innovation Award Winner for Fresh Food Product Development.

  • Directed the concept innovation and operations of a multi-unit sandwich, bakery and coffee café business (180 unit chain).
    • Concentrated on culinary development, facility ergonomic value engineering and launch of a comprehensive new product offer. Resulted in direct equipment cost reductions of $1.3 m and annual labor savings of $874 k.
  • Enhanced the foodservice operating and format model (French bakery and deli concept; multi-unit U.S. chain).
    • Improved the concept's operating and format model for application to non-traditional retail venues.
  • Developed the methodology for leveraging central regional bakery facilities in support of multiple retail concept outlets (world's leading foodservice and hospitality company).
    • Leveraged bakery facilities located in every major US metropolitan area to support the bakery product needs of multiple, diverse, region-specific retail outlets for Marriott International.
  • Managed company owned and contract commissary-based fresh food production and distribution businesses (Arizona, New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle, among others) for Starbucks and Circle K.
  • Created a range of new fresh food products, two examples: the Panini Melt (won the Helios Innovation Award for new fresh food product development) and Dunno's, a sweet and savory breakfast and snack occasion new product line.

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