Jay Bandy

As president of Goliath Consulting Group, Jay Bandy has built a broad foundation of expertise in the restaurant industry over 30 plus years. Jay works with independents restaurants, chains and franchise companies in every facet of the foodservice business across the US. Jay currently works with a team of eight restaurant professionals and a vast network of contacts in the food service industry to help Goliath’s clients be successful.


Prior to starting Goliath Consulting Group twelve years ago, Jay worked with several QSR companies. He worked with BLIMPIE during their growth years, helping take the chain from 100 to 2000 units. In addition, he worked with McDonald’s Corporation in a regional leadership position and oversaw the implementation of new initiatives including McCafe into 650 restaurants in the southeast.


Jay has a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Louisville and earned CFM certification from the International Food Service Executives Association. He’s also a graduate of McDonald’s Hamburger University.  Currently he is serving on the board of directors of the Georgia Restaurant Association and a member of the Foodservice Consultants Society International.