Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises has consulted throughout most of its history. A formal consulting division was established in 1995. John Buchanan, president of the Lettuce Consulting Group (LCG), sums it up this way,
"Over the years we successfully led a number of projects such as operations improvements, concept development and new product rollouts. Essentially, we decided to apply our restaurant operating skills and philosophies to solving our clients' problems. We work shoulder to shoulder with our clients to accomplish the project's goals."