A unique approach to restaurant creation and enrichment.


Ground Control is operated by a Chef, an entrepreneur, a RESTAURATEUR, and, most importantly, a dishwasher. 


HaRNESS the power of experience and knowledge for your venture. In the crowded streets of the food service industry, Ground Control provides reliable insights into the food and beverage business. From food costs to menu design and brand differentiation, Ground Control will provide guidance and get your concept off the ground, OR help your current business REACH GREATER HEIGHTS. with A literal LIFETIME of experience SPENT in the restaurant and food service industry, grouND control consultants make launchING AND RUNNING YOUR CONCEPT a breeze.

Major Lanny, Ground Control

Major Lanny, Ground Control



Whether you're seeking pedigree or process, Lanny possesses both. 

Chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur, visionary and Fort Worth native, Lanny P. Lancarte II is the owner of Righteous Foods, CHOMP Catering, and Ground Control Consulting.

Lanny has been a familiar face on the food scene since getting his start at Joe T. Garcia’s, from which he set his sails toward a solo journey with his first restaurant, Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexicana. His menus at Alta Cocina were a vibrant work of art, changing with the seasons, giving Lanny’s diners innovations that were well before their times and resulted in one of the most targeted culinary destinations in North Texas.

Lanny graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and took advantage of a number of culinary study tours to Mexico, working with and learning from luminaries like Diana Kennedy and Rick Bayless. His hunger for a meaningful place in the kitchen landed Lanny on Bayless’s staff at the renowned Frontera Grill / Topolobampo restaurants in Chicago.

Eventually returning to the birthplace of his culinary beginnings, Lanny opened his first dining room deep within the patio gardens at his family’s landmark Mexican restaurant, Joe T. Garcia’s on Fort Worth’s historic North Side. (Creating a “pop up restaurant” before pop ups were even pop ups.)

For the past several years, Lanny has taken a healthy and active lifestyle as seriously as his cooking.  His biking and snowboarding travels alone have landed him on the roads of the Costa Brava in Spain, the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, the Smoky Mountains, the Sierra Mountains, all over the Rockies, the Alpanines of Italy, and the Coastal Range of British Columbia.  His travels have provided insight to feed his creativity, with exposure and experience while exploring cuisines around the world.

While at home in his restaurant, Lanny has peeled back the onion of restaurant operations, creating bespoke - yet scalable and transferable - standards, processes, and procedures to create efficient, profitable businesses.

Lanny’s heritage, his innate talent, his good nature, and his dedication to excellence and creativity continue to command rave reviews.  The most desired distinction, however, is simply knowing he’s met or exceeded the expectations of his many patrons.

Creative Conception and Startup Services

  • Restaurant and Brand Conception

  • Business Plan Development

  • Investor Packages including Financials, Concept and Creative Deck

BOH Services

  • Menu Development

  • Seasonal Recipe Books

  • Catering Services Development

  • Ordering Guides and Purveyor Scouting

  • Inventory and Food Costing Sheets

  • Staff Training

  • Procedural Documents

  • Station Diagrams

FOH Services

  • Liquor, Beer and Wine Development

  • Specialty Cocktail Programs

  • Service Guidelines and Hospitality Programs

  • Inventory and Ordering Guides

  • Staff Training

Back Office Services

  • Accounting/Bookkeeping

  • Software Implementation and Training

  • Catering and Large Private Event Programing

  • Employee Handbooks and Policies

  • Human Resources Program


Restaurants are infamous for their failure rates. When you engage an expert in the restaurant field like Ground Control, you won’t end up a statistic. Contact us today to begin your path to success.

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