Welcome to Grand Central Restaurant Group
At present, GCRG owns and operates two restaurants in Midtown Manhattan. House of Lasagna is a midtown institution that has been delighting local business people, residents and visitors for almost 40 years with hand-made lasagnas, from the traditional Lasagna alla Bolognese to the more contemporary "Lasagna of the Day" made with organic and local farm-to-table ingredients. La Stanza is House of Lasagna's ever-so-slightly more refined sister restaurant specializing in down-to-earth, honest & simple, homemade pasta specialties in a more relaxed atmosphere than its bustling & busy downstairs sibling.
Both of our establishments are prototypes of our 30 seat “pocket restaurant” concept and are available as franchises in select areas in New York City and its environs. Grand Central Restaurant Group can provide the technical and financial support for motivated, entrepreneurial individuals who wish to make their dreams of restaurant ownership a profitable reality.
The Grand Central Restaurant Group also provides a full line of consulting services to the restaurant industry. Our specialty is working with small to medium sized restaurants and food service outlets to streamline their operations and increase profitability. No turnaround situation is too large or complex…we work with all government agencies, landlords and tax authorities to settle outstanding issues. Our experienced partners are able to quickly and cost-effectively evaluate what needs to be done to maximize the return on your investment.
It is crucial, at this particular time in our industry, to design operations in such a way as to minimize the actual number of employees on your payroll. Healthcare mandates, on a national level, and living wage and sick day mandates on a local level will sink your operation if you are unprepared for this new and challenging environment. We can show you how to increase the efficiency of your operation and actually enhance customer service with fewer employees. We can work with management, chefs and servers and get this all done within the culture of your organization and without stepping on toes.
We work quickly, cost-effectively and results are guaranteed!
The Grand Central Restaurant Group is run by long time NYC operators and industry consultants Jack O'Brien and Gabriele Ranzato.
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