Consultants To Management

"Our business is your success."

Thomas J. Sandeman

“Your reputation is like your shadow.  It often precedes you but follows you forever.”

Thomas J. Sandeman


Tom Sandeman is a result driven, C-level executive (CEO, CFO, and Consultant to Boards of Directors) who builds value through strategic planning, organic growth, efficiency and acquisitions in the restaurant, foodservice, and healthcare industries. He has specific expertise in sales building, margin improvement, and balance sheet management without compromising customer service or quality. 

Tom’s background includes publicly held Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and private equity-owned companies in the QSR, family, food service and casual segments of the food service industry. He has successfully completed ten mergers or acquisitions including the sale of a 1600 location, international, restaurant chain and raised more than $450,000,000 of debt and equity capital including an IPO.  

His 30+ years in foodservice and franchising has provided him an extensive network of industry experts including operators, human resource, financial, legal, marketing, real estate, tax, purchasing and marketing research professionals to help serve client needs. Tom previously served as Chairman of The CFO’s Forum of the National Restaurant Association.

Core Competencies

  • Cultural Change Agent.
  • Organic Growth and Turnarounds.
  • Sales Building, Margin, and Cash Flow
  • Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • Strategic and Financial Planning.
  • Twenty-five years of Franchisor and Franchisee Experience.


  • Implementing positive cultural change.
  • Accomplishing goals that others cannot achieve.
  • Quamplurimi Et Quam Aptissimi (Finding as many as possible of the very best.)
  • Always looking for opportunities to serve.


  • CEO Sandeman Associates LLC (Consultants to the Food Service Industry)
  • CEO Piccadilly Restaurants, LLC (Institutional Food Service, Emergency Feeding, and   Family Dining)
  • Consultant to the Board of Directors-Blimpie International. (International QSR and U.S Fast Casual)
  • CFO Wall Street Deli, Inc. (QSR) 
  • CFO Cucos Mexican Restaurants et al. (Casual)
  • VP-Financial Planning and Internal Audit-Ponderosa System Inc. (Family Dining, QSR, and Casual Segments plus food manufacturing and distribution.)