Matthew J. Burek

Matt brings over 30+ years of industry experience to the SAG Team. His love for the Hospitality Industry started while serving coffee and donuts at the age of 10 at his family’s Dunkin Donuts business. This gave him a solid foundation to become a chef, an instructor, a general manager at multiple restaurants, and to work for two of the industry leaders in food distribution.

Specialties: Cost Controls, Restaurant Management, Stock/Inventory Efficiencies, Conflict Resolution, Marketing Concepts

Background and Education: Matt began his career at his family’s Dunkin Donuts franchise business at the age of 10. There he learned the importance of hard work and dedication that his parents, brother, and sisters all needed to make a family business be successful. From there he grew an appreciation for Culinary Arts that led him to attend A.W. Beattie Career Center while at North Allegheny High School and then earn his associate degree from Pennsylvania Culinary in Downtown Pittsburgh, PA.

Matt has worked in all aspects of the restaurant and hospitality business including:

  • Managing restaurants and bars at National Chain Franchises like Moe's Southwest Grill, Outback Steakhouse, and Rotelli Restaurant as well as local eateries like McSorley's.
  • Large volume capacity at Sheraton Hotels, Parkhurst Dining, and AVI Food Systems.
  • Product Purchasing and Cost Management at Sysco and Gordon Food Service as a Sales Consultant.

Out of Office: Matt lives in Butler County with his wife, son, daughter, dogs, and cats. His family loves the outdoors and traveling. If given the chance, they like to spend as much time in their pop-up camper exploring National Parks and sandy beaches.

Favorite Local Spot: Villa Grande

Favorite Food: So difficult to just name one...but it would have to be pizza or anything in the pizza family! (Although a great dry-aged ribeye is something that I will never pass up!)

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Wheeling Brewing Company- Microbrewery and Gastropub

Under Agreement: Millvale Neighborhood Bar- The Barking Shark

Under Agreement: Historic Building in Iconic Pittsburgh Location

Under Agreement: High Revenue Brewery in Pittsburgh

Under Agreement: Established Allegheny County Beer Distributor

Under Agreement: Elk County Beer Distributor

Under Agreement: Butler County Beer Distributor

The Venue in Downtown Greensburg, PA

The Snyder’s Bonfire

South Hills Sports Bar & Restaurant

South Hills Restaurant on Prime Corner

Sold: Washington County Beer Distributor

SOLD: Turnkey Restaurant in Prime End Cap Location

Sold: Turnkey Fast-Casual Franchise Restaurant in Fox Chapel Area

SOLD: Turnkey Brewery in Butler County

Sold: Spello

SOLD: NrGize Lifestyle Cafe in Bakery Square LA Fitness

Sold: Mario’s Restaurant & Bar in Moon Township

Sold: Italian Restaurant with High Consistent Cash Flow Along Rt 8 Corridor

Sold: High Volume NWPA Beer Distributor

Sold: Cranberry Township Pizza Shop

Sold: Café Raymond

Sold: Bull River Taco Co Squirrel Hill

Sold: Bull River Taco Co in Mt. Lebanon

Sold: Bethel Park Pizza Shop

Sold: Berks County Retail Beer Distributor

Sold – Mad Mex, Oakland (Asset Sale)

Prime South Side Corner Bar-Restaurant

Prime Restaurant Space- Downtown PGH

Price Improvement: Mintt Pizza (Name Change Required)

Price Improvement: Lawrence County Drive Thru Beer Distributor

Price Improvement: Frankie I’s Bar & Grille

Price Improvement: Dominick’s Diner- Erie, PA Staple Restaurant

Price Improvement: Allegheny County Beer Distributor

Popular Diner North of Pittsburgh

Plated Restaurant

Insurrection AleWorks: Full Brewery Build Out in Western, PA

High-End Restaurant with Multiple Outdoor Options in Pittsburgh’s North Hills Area

Freestanding Restaurant Building in Forest Hill

Former Doughbar South Side Location (Asset Sale)

Ephesus Pizza

Efficient Rt. 19 Cranberry Township Restaurant

Clearfield County Beer Distributor