Chris currently teaches “So, you want to open a restaurant” courses at the University of Houston Small Business Development Center and co-authored the book “So, you’re thinking about owning, operating or investing in a restaurant” available on He frequently presents at hospitality industry events, trade shows and campuses.

Chris’ programs include the following topics:

Restaurant Reality…Market Trends

Best Practices, menu, management and marketing

Its a People Business…the art of selection, training and retaining

Helping Good Managers Become Great Leaders

Chris Tripoli has provided research and opinions on a variety of legal issues facing the hospitality industry. We are available and capable to assist you in successfully concluding your case.

His areas of expertise include:

Partner Disputes

Business Valuation

Employer-Employee Labor Issues

Franchise Relations

Opening and Operating

Concept and Trade Dress