Manic Organic™, Inc. is a fast-casual restaurant chain offering the best selection of healthy, organic meals for lunch and dinner. Unlike existing fast casual restaurants, Manic Organic™’s meals will feature completely fresh and organic ingredients. We're pleased to introduce you to Manic Organic™'s management team.
J.B. Berns, Owner
Mr. Berns is the owner of Twenty First Century Physiques; a direct response media company that focuses on producing fitness infomercials. His Company is responsible for creating the Urban Rebounding brand, Blood Type Workouts, The Jackie Chan Cableflex System, Rehab Your Body, Isometric Total Body Workout, The Perfect Martial Arts Workout, and the Deante Modern Dance System. Consumer Reports named one of Twenty First Century’s Physiques brands; Urban Rebounding as a “Top 100 Product of the Year,” Berns is also the Author of Do It or Age Quickly.
Andy Weller, Chef
An established chef with extensive experience cooking at several Michelin Star restaurants, Andy Weller will be creating all delicious appetizers and dressings with an emphasis on quality, taste, and health. His previous employers include Dorchester Hotel in London, Harvey’s, and Marco Pierre White Palace. Chef Weller also worked as a private chef for Valentino, Lord Weinstock, and Howard Lutnick from Cantor Fitzgerald.
Robert MacEachern, Lead Operator
Former VP of Operations at Panera bread, Robert was responsible for over 90 locations. He has a track record of delivering superior shareholder returns, top line sales growth and employee engagement by building the organization capability and culture required for success. Robert is passionate about people and has an extensive background in talent development and training, which he utilized to drive over $250 million dollars in annual sales.
Joseph Caridi, Jr., Lead Operator
With over 8 years in management at some of New York City’s top restaurants, Joseph has proven his skill for hospitality operations time and time again. He has been responsible for managing and maintaining restaurants the likes of Avra of the Tao Group, doing over $30 million in sales annually. Joseph skills include: staff development, customer service, revenue generation, cost control, inventory and supply management, and vendor coordination.
James S. McGinnis, Consultant
Mr. McGinnis will join Manic Organic as a Consultant. For 20 years, Mr. McGinnis worked as an Executive at Sizzler International. He was most recently the Vice President of International Development, where he was responsible for identifying and developing new markets for the restaurant’s expansion. Mr. McGinnis oversaw the opening of 49 international units with locations in Japan, Korea, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, and Guam. Prior to this he worked as the Vice President of Training and Development, the Vice President of Franchise Development, and the Vice President of Development. Mr. McGinnis also worked for Collins Food International. He served on the Collins Food International Board of Directors as a Member for several years. Mr. McGinnis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pomona College in Claremont, California. He went on to receive a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.
Bruce Colfin, Attorney
Mr. Colfin has more than 40 years of experience in copyrights, trademarks, and entertainment law. He has worked extensively with musicians, beginning his career as a roadie for bands, including the New Riders of the Purple Stage, and as the Stage Manager for Peter Tosh on the 1978 Rolling Stones summer tour. Mr. Colfin has also worked in video production and distribution. He produced a live weekly program for Manhattan Cable TV’s Channel D from 1976 to 1985. He is also the Associate Producer and Copyright Co-Proprietor of Blues Alive, a video later released as Jamming with the Blue Greats, which features John Mayall, Mick Taylor, John McVie, Etta James, Buddy Guy, and Junior Wells, among others. Mr. Colfin is the President of LegalVision, Inc., and produced a 12-hour series of educational videotapes on entertainment law, The Entertainment Law Videoprimer series. This series can be found at various universities, law schools, and law libraries.
Mr. Colfin is an Adjunct Professor at Five Towns College, an accredited music business college, where he teaches Music Business Contracts as well as Music Publishing and Contracts. He is also the Author of Freedom of Expression: The Protection Afforded Dissident Authors’ Rights. Mr. Colfin also supervised the production of the report, “Legislation on Compulsory Licenses for Retransmissions of Superstation Signals of Private Viewing.”
He has been a member of the Entertainment Law Circle and the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association Forum Committee on Entertainment and Sports Law, as well as a member of the New York State Bar Association section on Entertainment Law. Mr. Colfin is also a Member of the Broadcasting, Sound Recording, and Performing Artists Subcommittee of the Copyright Division. He is a past Chairman of the American Bar Association Section of International Law Subcommittee on Intellectual Property Rights in Developing Countries. Mr. Colfin has worked with numerous musicians throughout his career, as well as represented mega stars such as P.M. Dawn, India, and Toni Braxton.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Arts and Sciences from Queens College of The City University of New York and earned a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School. Mr. Colfin is a Member of the Bar of the State of New York and is admitted to practice before Federal Courts in the Southern and Eastern District Courts in New York, as well as the U.S. Court of International Trade.