SPRING 2019 Operators: List updated weekly as registrations come through
Cheeseburger in ParadiseKaitlyn Venable Corporate Chef
We all need an occasional dose of Paradise. A laid back Beach Party where we can leave the stress of everyday life behind and enjoy an ice cold beverage or catch a ball game. A place where the food is awesome, the cocktails are hand crafted and you can enjoy a one-of-a-kind Kicked Back Vibe. Welcome, to Cheeseburger in Paradise.
First Watch Restaurant GroupChris Tomasso CEO & President
Shane Schaibly Corporate Chef, VP of Culinary Strategy
Here at First Watch, we begin each morning at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits and vegetables, baking muffins and whipping up our French toast batter from scratch. Everything is made to order and freshness is never compromised. We don’t use heat lamps or deep fryers — we use only the finest ingredients possible for the freshest taste around. When you arrive, we welcome you with a pot — not just a cup — of our Project Sunrise coffee, along with complimentary newspapers and WiFi Internet access.
FuddruckersDan Phalen Corporate Chef-Culinary Services-Retail/Catering
Kaitlyn Venable Corporate Chef
Fuddruckers still holds true to its original mission: to deliver quality and in-your-face freshness and inspiring guests to build their own World’s Greatest Burger Experience since 1980. Fuddruckers is known for its lively atmosphere, 100% fresh, never frozen, all American grilled-to-order beef, scratch-made buns and market fresh produce.
Hopdoddy Burger BarMark Adair Vice President Food & Beverage
Founded in Austin in 2010, Hopdoddy is a creative, from-scratch burger and beer joint with a friendly neighborhood vibe. The restaurant has locations in Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Oklahoma and Tennessee with additional locations opening in 2018. Hopdoddy has been named one of the “The Best Burgers in America” by Food & Wine, garnered the #1 spot two years in a row on Business Insider’s list of “The 50 best burger joints in America” and named one of “10 Brands to Watch” by CNBC and MSN.
Luby's CafeteriasAntoine Ware Corporate Chef
Dan Phalen Corporate Chef-Culinary Services-Retail/Catering
Luby’s Cafeterias was founded in 1947 in San Antonio, Texas with a mission to be the most innovative and successful cafeteria company in America. By serving customers convenient, great-tasting, home-style meals at an excellent value in a friendly environment.
Luby's Culinary Services/Senior LivingBenjamin Schulman Corporate Chef
Luby’s Culinary Services launched in 2006 with a mission to redefine the contract food service industry. To be the best, not necessarily the biggest, is the daily mantra across this growing brand. Luby's Culinary Services provides food service management to 18 sites consisting of healthcare, higher education and corporate dining locations.
Sky Co-OpTom Hannon President
From a small kitchen in the village of Kastoria, Greece, a fascinated young Nicholas Lambrinides watched as his mother and grandmother prepared authentic Greek dishes. Their recipes had been passed down from generation to generation. These were unique, wonderful dishes that had the power to bring his whole family together. Nicholas dreamed that one day he would bring these recipes and traditions to America, where he could share them with friends and family. In 1949, his dream came true when Nicholas opened his first restaurant overlooking the skyline of Cincinnati, Ohio and began serving his delicious secret recipes to appreciative customers. Since then, Skyline Chili's Coneys,Ways and table-side service have been enjoyed by generations. Our Chili continues to be made from Nicholas's original recipe, using a secret blend of spices and only the highest quality ingredients. Skyline is dedicated to bringing friends and families together for an experience like no other and we will always be devoted to the American dream of that young man from a small village in Greece.
Ted's Montana GrillJeff Darby Vice President Supply Chain
Ted's Montana Grill began with two American entrepreneurs and a dream. As a business leader, philanthropist, environmentalist and avid outdoorsman, Ted Turner decided to share his love of Big Sky Country and its tradition of hearty food. He also wanted to celebrate an American icon: The bison who once thundered across the Great Plains. Ted joined forces with famed restaurateur George W. McKerrow, a pioneer and leader in casual dining, and together they created Ted's Montana Grill. Ted’s Montana Grill is the Classic American Grill committed to serving honest food accompanied with genuine hospitality. The menu is known for Authentic American dishes using simple, timeless recipes, careful preparations and fresh, local ingredients. Selections include a wide variety of made-from-scratch cuisine such as iconic, award-winning burgers, hand-cut aged steaks, premium chicken with no antibiotics, fresh fish and our house specialty, all-natural bison. Like bison at home on the range, our guests know they will always feel welcome at Ted's Montana Grill. Our commitment to showing guests the genuine hospitality that keeps them coming back is what we call, “Big Sky Spirit.” This is a place where they know they'll always find a greeting and a meal that makes them glad they visited.