The Optimum Group was retained to direct the development, pre-opening and transition operations of a new free standing 7,000 square foot franchised restaurant. The purpose of this contract was to organize, plan, direct and efficiently administer the development, construction and the day -to -day activities of the restaurant through a transition operational period. Initially, the effort included project cost control processes with the creation of pre-opening and operational budgets. The cost control was followed with the project development, coordination and oversight of the architect, engineer(s) and general contractor, as well as plan submittal to all city, county and state jurisdictions to provide a building ready for occupancy for the operations team. In tandem with the construction of the new ground-up building, Optimum recruited the management leadership team for the franchise and assisted the franchisor in the development and execution of all administrative policies, specific to the location of all restaurant manuals including operations, personnel, and training. Finally, in concert with Boston’s corporate franchisor team, Optimum developed and coordinated vendor relations and approved suppliers including purchasing contracts and/or relationships for food, beverage, paper, cleaning supplies, pest control and security.