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Marty Tarabar , CPC

Franchise Partner


Hospitality Division

New Jersey
Pennsylvania - Eastern

Restaurant Division

Pennsylvania - Eastern

Marty Tarabar has been a Gecko Hospitality Franchise Partner since 2005, forging relationships with candidates and clients, connecting their needs and visions. He has brought on, trained and developed a strong team of recruiters to support his franchise territories. As the franchise partner for Pennsylvania and a member of the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association, he’s done seminars for restaurant owners across the state.

Like most Gecko Hospitality franchisees, Marty worked his way up through restaurants. He started dishwashing at the local diner to finance his many travels. As a Boy Scout, Marty traveled to Japan, Israel and across the United States twice before the age of 17. Starting as a fry cook while in college, he went on to work for regional and national restaurant groups as a General Manager, Training General Manager and a District Manager. Marty also worked as a Food Service Manager for Genuardi Family Markets, a division of Safeway.

With dedicated recruiters and support staff, Marty is also the franchise partner for Idaho, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Delaware and parts of New Jersey.

After many years on the road, Marty and his wife, Jill, settled in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where they are enjoying the life of empty nesters.  He enjoys trips to see his grandson in the St Louis area and helps his wife at Fine Arts and Craft Shows to support her stained-glass business.

Since leaving operations Marty has much more time to devote to many activities with his synagogue and home improvement projects. He is a lifetime Red Cross Blood Donor (over 85 pints donated so far) and regularly volunteers his cooking skills for charitable events.