Founder of MRG Makowsky Restaurant Group

Seth Makowsky - Founder of MRG Makowsky Restaurant Group

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Seth Makowsky, C.E.O. and Founder of Makowsky Group, specializes in restructuring, advancing, and streamlining restaurant companies for the past 15 years. As CEO, Seth has had the privilege to work both regionally and internationally acclaimed Food and Beverage brands in the hospitality, airport, gaming, and restaurant industry. He’s been featured as one of Global Gaming Magazine’s “Top 25 People to Watch in Las Vegas 2014” and “40 under 40 in 2016”. 

Prior to opening Makowsky Group in 2014, Seth worked with Andrew Cherng, owner and founder of the 1800+ unit, Panda Restaurant Group. He was granted full autonomy with a mandate to drive same-store sales and company revenue. Success highlights included restructuring menu pricing, establishing an independent catering company, handling acquisitions, and training/employee retention review.

Restaurateur Robert Earl appointed Seth President and C.E.O. of Earl of Sandwich® in 2007. As C.E.O., Seth developed and operated several of the highest-grossing quick-service restaurants in the world. He has expertise in non-traditional brand development with top projects in Downtown Disney® Marketplace Orlando and Anaheim, Disney® Village Paris, major airports, casinos, malls, parks, and travel plazas. He has worked with top concessionaires; including Areas USA, HMS Host, Delaware North, Concessions International, and several regional concessionaires.

Seth joined Food Systems Unlimited in 2004, a quick service restaurant group with operations in top airports, malls, and lifestyle centers throughout the United States. He led a partnership to buyout and restructure the company with leadership roles in administration, operations, construction, and leasing. The company’s revenue grew more than four times during his tenure.

Seth graduated from Goizueta Business School at Emory University. In early 2000, he started his career with The Coca-Cola Company® in Business Development. Seth drove profitability for emerging, regional, and national restaurant chains: Arby’s, Burger King, Dairy Queen, First Watch, Outback Steakhouse, Krystal Company, Long John Silvers and Subway.

Seth Makowsky is a nationally ranked USCF chess player and K-8 teacher at Sinai Akiba Academy in Los Angeles.  He has served as a past board member of Orlando Ballet and currently serving on the Culinary Council of Three Square, a food bank in Las Vegas, and a council member of New York SunWorks, a non-profit organization that builds innovative science labs in urban schools.

Feature Articles:

Casino Design Magazine, “Align the Cherries”
Indian Gaming Magazine, “Driving Excellence”
Tribal Government Gaming, “Superstars and Strategy: Five Steps to F&B Success”