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John Nessel John Nessel is the President of Restaurant Resource Group, a Boston-based consultancy providing financial tools and support services to independent restaurants and the hospitality industry. He can be reached at

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A 25-year veteran of the industry, John began his career in the kitchens of some rather unmemorable restaurants in the late 60's. Things started to look up as he charged his way through the ranks, first as an egg and pancake slinging short order cook at Flapjacks in Aspen, CO and then on to bigger, and more importantly, higher paying industry gigs in the Boston area (mostly waiter jobs in big tipping joints, with a few kitchen jockey positions thrown in to round out his rather limited culinary chops).

He has since created, designed, brought to life and operated a variety of restaurant concepts ranging from City Market, a New York Style Gourmet Deli and Cafe (Burlington, VT); City Side, an upscale and eclectic fine dining restaurant, Jazz Bar and casual cafe (also Burlington, VT) and Aesops Bagels, a Boston based chain of retail bagel cafes with a manufacturing plant selling frozen bagels to all the main-line New England food distributors.

In 1999 John hung up his apron for good and created the Restaurant Resource Group. Initially the company provided financial management and support services to Boston area restaurants, but has since grown dramatically. John now provides these services to a national clientele. In 2002 he wrote and published the Restaurant Operators Compete Guide to QuickBooks which has become the definitive industry guide to the accounting software used by most independent restaurants today. The book and other financial tools and services for restaurants are available at

John is also a partner of Restaurant Solutions, a consulting group that provides turn-key restaurant development and advisory services to a regional clientele of independent restaurant operators, startups, and corporate clients.

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