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I was born in Athens GA and grew up somewhere between there and Miami. My father played for the Dolphins in the early 70's so we did a little moving around.
Graduated from Valdosta State University (South GA) in August '92 then promptly moved to Aspen CO for a quick 7 year stay where I bartended, waited tables, and managed a couple of restaurants.
I started with Zaxby's Franchising in 2002 when we had just over 100 stores. Now we are over 420 and I must say it has been quite a ride. I'm very proud to be a part of such great company and to have played a part in developing such a strong brand.
Years in the Industry
6 years with Zaxby's. 15 in restaurant industry from fine dining in Aspen CO to fast casual
Hi Jake! Sorry it has taken a few days to get back- I was out of the office on different projects most of the week last week! I really hope that there is an opportunity to work with you all. From the first time I met Daisy (about a year ago) and then meeting you, Richard and others it has been really clear that you all would embrace a message like this- you get it for sure! It would be a joy. Hope it happens! And btw, I have told no less than 3 of my design clients and a few coaching clients about the session you presented. I really loved the practicality of it for ops and you presented it in such a humorous and passionate way- they should contract you to market it to hospitality industry clients!
Let me know if you'd like to chat. You can reach me on my office line at 770.427.4237 or cell 678.449.6945.
Thank you for your response. Please keep us in mind if you would like to price others, or see other concepts. We also have IVR services that are provided in conjunction with the traditional service evaluation program. Check us out at www.satisfactionservicesinc.com if you have time! Thanks!
You might be the person to speak with about service evaluations. My company provides service evaluations (mystery shopping) and IVR solutions. Please let me know if you use anyone currently or would like some information on what we can provide. Thank you for your time!
Welcome to FohBoh - as an Atlanta area member, you may want to join the Atlanta Food Network group on FohBoh. It's where we share tips and opinions on restaurants and share news on upcoming events in Atlanta.
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Welcome! Let me know a little about your work! I have a company in Houston that focuses on growing in the Texas Restaurant market and I wanted to see if you have any contacts here. Have fun on this site, it seems to be just starting to break open with opportunities!
Taco Bell will test a new fast-casual concept called U.S. Taco Co. -More-
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Hurricane Grill & Wings, a restaurant franchise known for its never-frozen jumbo wings and more than 35 signature flavors, announced today the signing of five multi-unit development agreements, representing 22 new locations. The Florida-based brand opened two locations in early 2014, with plans for a total of 14 new units by the end of the year.
Dunkin' Donuts announced today the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with two new franchise groups to develop 20 new restaurants in South Orange County and the San Fernando Valley area over the next several years.
Togo's Eateries, Inc. announced it has signed franchise agreements to develop five restaurants in Eastern Idaho and eight locations in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2014, the brand will also mark its entry into Colorado, Idaho, and Utah with restaurant openings planned over the next few months.
If you are looking for capital to start or grow your restaurant, create the next 501c3, develop and launch the next app for the restaurant industry,or want to help your peers in some meaningful way, we want to know about it.
"The computer is an incredibly powerful means of creative expression," says designer and TED Fellow James Patten. But right now, we interact with computers, mainly, by typing and tapping. In this nifty talk and demo, Patten imagines a more visceral, physical way to bring your thoughts and ideas to life in the digital world, taking the computer interface off the screen and putting it into your hands.
Hamish Jolly, an ocean swimmer in Australia, wanted a wetsuit that would deter a curious shark from mistaking him for a potential source of nourishment. (Which, statistically, is rare, but certainly a fate worth avoiding.) Working with a team of scientists, he and his friends came up with a fresh approach — not a shark cage, not a suit of chain-mail, but a sleek suit that taps our growing understanding of shark vision.
Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. The plasma physicist runs a small company with a big idea for a new type of nuclear reactor that could produce clean, cheap energy. His secret recipe? High speeds, scorching temperatures and crushing pressure. In this hopeful talk, he explains how nuclear fusion might be just around the corner.
At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward?