Foodservice Equipment Reports

In Memoriam: Consultant Thomas Moseley

Thomas Moseley, 58, died suddenly March 16 while traveling for business in Saudi Arabia. Moseley was founder and president of The Moseley Group, a Franklin, Mass.-based strategy and design consultancy to multiunit chains.



He was a leader in transforming the way restaurants operate today. In the early 1980s, he was among the first to move some top restaurant brands into nontraditional channels such as airports and colleges and universities. A decade later, Moseley pioneered impingement and rapid cook-oven technologies, elevating the quality of hot fresh food offerings in the industry. More recently, he balanced refreshing veteran brands and helping emerging brands optimize for expansion. His client base included more than 100 chains, ranging from Au Bon Bain to Panera to McDonald’s.



Moseley held several patents, and also was founder and president of Moseley Realty, a commercial real estate development firm based in Franklin, Mass.



In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Suzanne; three children; three stepchildren; two sisters; and a twin brother. Services have been held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Westminster School, 995 Hop Meadow St., Simsbury, CT 06070.