Steve Bigari is the Founder and CEO of Stellar Restaurant Solutions. Stellar Restaurant Solutions is the premier restaurant carry-out order processing organization in the world. Steve was mentioned in the book The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman, and resides in Colorado Springs.
Steve Bigari is a tireless entrepreneur and innovator who has successfully started 14 companies and has made his mark on the quick service industry over the two decades. As 19-year McDonald’s operator of 12 restaurants and innovation chairman at McDonald’s, Mr. Bigari helped inspire, instigate or innovate now familiar products such remote call center ordering, credit and debit card acceptance, Ronald’s Playplace, and the Made For You™ production model. Mr. Bigari still holds the Drive Thru world record of 374 cars in one hour!
Mr. Bigari’s reputation in the restaurant industry as an expert in convenience has catapulted him into the top 5% of all consultants in the restaurant industry with the Gerson Lehman Group (GLG) of 150,000 consultants. He is the winner of the 2006 Colorado Springs Business Citizen of the Year, the owner of three restaurant industry patents, and a graduate of United State Military Academy at West Point. He has been inducted as an Ashoka fellow (www.ashoka.org) a lifetime honor for his philanthropic efforts.
Mr. Bigari is the author of The Box You Got: Transforming the World You Live In. A highly sought-after speaker, Mr. Bigari has spoken before the Bankers Association International the US Treasury and the FDIC on the support for the need for greater collaboration and innovation in America.
Mr. Bigari founded Stellar Restaurant Solutions out of his twenty years of experience as an operator and consultant. SRS is a disruptive model of innovation designed to help transform leading restaurant companies like Chipotle and PF Chang’s sell more food and make more money.
He is the proud husband of Brenda, father of 5 amazing children and 4 beautiful grandchildren.