Central Coast Lean





Free Registration:

Please join us for a free Forum as we explore the Restaurant Industry from a lean perspective. Bring your organization’s lean experience, challenges and solutions to share.

Thurs, 15 March, 4-6pm
at Cal Poly – Warren J. Baker Center for Science and Mathematics room 107 (180-0107).

Focus Topic: Implementing Lean Concepts in a Restaurant Environment

Presented by Vahid Keshtgar, co-founder and CFO of Keshtgar Corporations.  

Most people believe Lean concepts are designed for manufacturing environments only. After being introduced to these concepts and obtaining a Green Belt in Lean 6 sigma, I used my knowledge to apply these ideas in different area of my business. The implementation of Lean concepts enabled my company not only to work more efficiently but also to save thousands of dollars.


  • 4:00-4:15     Welcome and networking
  • 4:15-4:45     Focus Topic:  Implementing Lean Concepts in a Restaurant Environment
  • (Presentation by Vahid Keshtgar, cofounder & CFO of Keshtgar Corporation)s
  • 4:45-5:15     Review/discussion
  • 5:15-5:45     Round robin – What’s happening in lean on the Central Coast?
  • 5:45-6:00     Wrap-up and future events


  1. The Central Coast LEAN IT team collaborates on a common challenge we have across our companies/institutions and leverage our collective talent and lean to create an effective flow/process that we can all plagiarize unscrupulously.
  2. Expose more LEAN to RESTAURANTS
  3. Build teamwork and have fun.


Vahid Keshtgar
Vice President, CFO
Keshtgar Corporation
Dba: Round Table Pizza

Bio: Vahid Keshtgar is the co-founder and CFO of Keshtgar Corporation. He and his brothers own and operate several Round Table Pizza restaurants through out Central Coast. In his capacity as Vice President and CFO of the company, Vahid designed and implemented strategic restructuring both financially and operationally to weather the great recession, resulting a more lean and efficient operation. Overseeing the operations aspect of the company, he is in charge of Human Resource Management (HRM), the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), Quality Control, and Cleanliness and Service (QSC). He has been an active Round Table Pizza franchisee, participating in numerous projects such as the Round Table Franchise Corporation’s (RTFC) Reward and Recognition (R&R) task force, resulting in a nation-wide program for front line employees to move up the ladder of success within the company. In addition, Vahid has been an active member of the Round Table Owners Association (RTOA), serving as a board member for five terms. In addition, he has served as Chair of the Marketing Committee, interfacing with key RTFC marketing executives, for 8 years. Among his accomplishments are facilitating the development and implementation of the first RTOA web site and the creation of the Local Store Marketing program for Round Table Pizza nationwide.

Vahid obtained a Green Belt in Lean 6 Sigma, and has been using his knowledge of A3 thinking to continuously improve the productivity and profitability of his organization.


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