Patrick Glicker, MBA '17, Yanisel Jordan, MBA '17, Jose Olavarria, MSM-Finance '16, and Sixto Torres, Global MBA '16 placed first for their case on the Latin restaurant, Campus Grille in Berea, Ohio.
Weatherhead graduate students placed first in the local chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBA Association Case Competition November 6.
In the NSHMBA Case Competition, each team is assigned a minority owned business and challenged to provide a business solution. The Case Western Reserve University team (Team SOLD) of Patrick Glicker, MBA '17, Yanisel Jordan, MBA '17, Jose Olavarria, MSM-Finance '16, and Sixto Torres, Global MBA '16 conducted market analysis and offered strategy and recommendations for Campus Grille, a Latin restaurant in Berea, Ohio.
Campus Grille was looking to expand its operations by either franchising or expanding to new, wholly owned locations. The team's recommendation incorporated three milestones. First, improve operations and establish internal metrics in year one so that the model is repeatable at new locations. Second, open two new wholly owned locations and operate for at least two years each to increase franchise attractiveness. Third, evaluate if franchising would be beneficial given what franchisees are willing to pay or decide to continue opening new wholly owned locations to meet company targets.
Team SOLD competed against business schools from Cleveland State University and Kent State University and placed first, receiving a cash award of $2,000.
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