About – Restaurant Expert Witness


  • 30+ Years of Experience

Certified in:

  • Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
  • American College of Forensic Examiners Int’l
  • Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • The National Environmental Health Association
  • Commercial Mediation & Conflict Resolution



  • State & Federal Cases
  • Plaintiffs & Defendants
  • Restaurant, Bar & Hospitality Industry – Since 1987
  • Nationwide Services
  • We do NOT Charge for Domestic Travel*
  • Authored Books in 76 Countries Worldwide


About Restaurant Expert Witness:

  • Serving Clients Since 1987
  • State & Federal Cases — Plaintiffs & Defendants
  • Expert Witness, Forensic Analysis & Litigation Support
  • Start Up, Turnaround & other Restaurant & Bar Services

Restaurant Expert Witness is one of America’s most highly-visible, and highly-recognizable restaurant, bar, and food service industry consulting, expert witness, and advisory firms — providing industry analyses, consultation, expertise, opinions, advice, management, mediation, content, and expert witness services to clients of all types and sizes, and in markets across the country and around the globe.  Restaurant Expert Witness is a division of Restaurant Operations Institute, Inc. (ROI, Inc.) – founded in 1987.

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To discuss your restaurant or bar matter, learn more about our Restaurant Expert Witness Services, or to receive Restaurant Expert Witness & Consultant – Howard Cannon’s most up to date CV/bio, please call:  800.300.5764 or  Email  — We look forward to speaking with you!

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More About Us . . .

Nationwide Expert Witness Services:

Restaurant Expert Witness does business in every state of the nation with strengths in every discipline and area of restaurant consulting.  For over 30 years, our restaurant consultant, Howard Cannon has only dealt with restaurants, bars, and the hospitality and food service industry business.  This singular focus has helped him become the very best at what he does.

Restaurant Expert Witness Clients:

Our Restaurant Expert Witness Clients include – Lawyers, Bankers, Insurance Companies, Investors, Customers, Employees, Vendors, Developers, Owners & Operators, and others.

Restaurant Expert Witness Offers Services with:

  • Credibility
  • Integrity
  • Unbiased Analyses & Reports
  • Well-Spoken Expert Opinions
  • Well-Written Reports
  • Never Miss a Deadline

About – Restaurant Expert Witness Howard Cannon:

Howard Cannon is the founder and sole-owner of Restaurant Operations Institute, Inc. (ROI, Inc.).  His expertise in the restaurant, bar, and foodservice industry is derived from his unique and broad-based industry experience during the length of his career.  He has held positions ranging from hourly staff to executive-level; employee to employer; consultant to analyst; industry speaker to trade magazine publisher; and, author to expert witness.  It is this unique scope of expertise across the restaurant, bar, and foodservice industry that makes Mr. Cannon uniquely qualified to provide his opinion as an expert witness in restaurant, bar, and foodservice industry-related matters.

Restaurant Expert Consultant, Howard Cannon, has expertise  in restaurant start up, restaurant profit improvement services, and, of course, restaurant expert witness services and litigation support — judges and juries respect Howard’s world-famous books which are found in bookstores in 76 countries around the globe in stores such as Books-A-Million, Barnes and Noble, as well as Amazon.com.  Mr. Cannon is experienced in State and Federal cases, providing restaurant expert opinions, testimony, and expert witness reports, on behalf of either the Plaintiff or the Defendant.

Books, Seminars, Speeches and more . . .About - Restaurant Expert Witness Howard Cannon

Howard Cannon is America’s most visible Restaurant Expert Witness – providing expert witness services and litigation support for restaurant and bar matters.  In addition to having authored four books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting Your Own Restaurant© (2001) and Restaurant OSHA Safety and Security: The Book of Restaurant Industry Standards and Best Practices©— (2016), he has also given hundreds of seminars and speeches, been published in dozens of magazines and newspapers across the country and internationally, and  has been featured and interviewed on Anderson Cooper, The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Fox News, MSNBC, Canadian Public Radio, and countless others.

CEO, Howard Cannon, is well-known in the restaurant industry and started his working life in restaurants at fourteen years old washing dishes in a small town in Wisconsin.  He has spent his entire career developing, growing, turning around and operating restaurants, and has personally served many thousands of customers, in addition to leading, mentoring, and inspiring many thousands of restaurant employees.  Howard’s highly-driven, unique, hands-on style has earned him respect from many of the industry’s entrepreneurs, corporate giants, and educators.

Restaurant Consulting Projects:

Howard Cannon has served dozens of the world’s largest restaurant brands, and has worked in virtually every type and style of restaurant, bar, and food service industry environment from convenience food to fine dining and on behalf of nearly every type, size, and style of company from Fortune 500 international companies to independent “mom-and-pop” operations.  Mr. Cannon is also a speaker at industry events for instructors at universities, entrepreneurs, and restaurateurs.  His “old school” approach inspires and demands RESULTS!

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