• Consulting – We can provide Emerging Brands, Troubled Companies, Franchisors, Private Equity Groups & Senior Lenders with critical initiatives essential for realizing revenue growth.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions/Buy side & Sell side – Sometimes an exit or an acquisition is the best strategy and action
  • Capital Advisory – Growth capital, debt consolidation, & new equity capital
  • Strategy – We believe that strategy drives actions and actions produce results measured by financial performance.
  • Restructuring – It is about building on what is good and rebuilding what is not.
  • Interim Management –” Leadership is the key”


The founder of this casual Italian concept brought us in to initially do a “blink” consultation on his organization. We were engaged to review all aspects of the company. Our findings resulted in a restructure of the organization that put the top people in the field to support operations. We also restructured the company legally and migrated all the shareholders into a parent and sub structure. These improvements increased prime margin by 6 percentage points and resulted in sales increases of 4.8%.

Pizza Patron: Reconstruction Partners were engaged to assess the concept against its competitive set. After meeting with all the multi-unit franchisees and comparing the Brand’s competitive set, we made a broad range of recommendations that included menu, physical plant, approach to selecting and supporting franchisees. The results were a retrenchment of the franchising program which produced a stable franchisee community with the menu & physical plant increasing average restaurant sales and profitability.

Johnny Carino’s largest franchisee, Ameliorate, retained Reconstruction Partners to assess the company. We found the development schedule was too aggressive, the structure of the organization was bloated, and the debt and personal guarantees were excessive. We made significant changes to the organization reducing the overall G&A dollars. We restructured their leases and bank debt eliminating roughly $12 million in personal guarantees.

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Mr. Hite is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Reconstruction Partners. Before founding the company, Mr. Hite was COO and CRO of Back Yard Burgers from 2007 to 2009. From 2001 to 2007 he was CEO and Managing Partner of both Strategic Advisory Partners and Weichmann Hite Partners, boutique M&A advisory firms. From 1999 to 2001 he was President & COO of Dog n Suds. Mr. Hite spent 2 years working for a Kuwait based company initially as Managing Director for 3 countries and then as it ‘s Group Director of Development for the Middle East.

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Mr. Cohn is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Reconstruction Partners. Mr. Cohn is recognized as one of the leading experts in restaurant concept development, management and operations in the United States. He currently serves as a leading restaurant consultant and advisor, with recent projects including the sale of Mastro’s Steak House Group Mr. Cohn’s credits include co-development of Ed Debevics with Rich Melman of Lettuce Entertain You and consultation assignments in the US and Asia.

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Donald Chick

Donald Chick has over 14 years’ experience in the real estate development and hospitality fields. Chick has served as Vice President for Urban Partners and Creative Director for Ross Perot Jr.’s Hillwood Capital. He has a worked on a number of transformative mixed-use developments including but not limited to: Victory Park and West Village in Dallas, TX, 2nd Street District in Austin, TX and West Ave in Houston, TX.