SPB Hospitality Continues to Strengthen Leadership and Drive Growth

SPB Hospitality Continues to Strengthen Leadership and Drive Growth

SPB Hospitality Continues to Strengthen Leadership and Drive Growth

Promotes Amanda Hyde and welcomes Ellen Rockwell

Houston, TX  (RestaurantNews.comSPB Hospitality, an industry-leading operator and franchisor of restaurants spanning a national footprint, recently announced changes to key leadership as the company continues to focus on growing across the United States. Ellen Rockwell joined SPB Hospitality as Executive Vice President of People & Culture, and the organization promoted Amanda Hyde to Senior Vice President of Operations for Krystal.

“These organizational updates symbolize our unwavering dedication to excellence and expansion at SPB Hospitality,” said Josh Kern, CEO of SPB Hospitality. “These transformations are a testament to our continual endeavor to refine our leadership framework and cultivate a culture marked by excellence and innovation. With Ellen and Amanda stepping into key roles, we are poised to continue to chart a course towards a promising future.”

SPB Hospitality Continues to Strengthen Leadership and Drive Growth
Ellen Rockwell

Ellen Rockwell is the newest executive to join SPB Hospitality. She was named Executive Vice President of People & Culture and will lead People Services, Internal Communications, and Learning & Development. Along with her strong focus on operations, Rockwell brings a distinguished background marked by her dedication to fostering inclusivity and creating a culture of collaboration and development. Her extensive experience in the restaurant industry, ranging from roles at Surcheros Fresh Mex, Logan’s Roadhouse, O’Charley’s, and Darden Restaurants, positions her as an invaluable asset to the organization.

SPB Hospitality Continues to Strengthen Leadership and Drive Growth
Amanda Hyde

Amanda Hyde was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations for Krystal. She has been with SPB Hospitality and Logan’s Roadhouse for nine years, and previously served as Vice President of Operations Services and Director of Operations. Hyde takes a people-first approach and pairs that with an operational expertise that drives sales and profit, reduces costs, and improves the quality of both food and service.  A well-respected leader within the industry, Amanda was named a 2023 Change Maker by the Women’s Foodservice Forum and has previously provided operational leadership to Mimis Café and Bob Evans.

For more information about SPB Hospitality, visit SPBhospitality.com.

About SPB Hospitality

SPB Hospitality is a leading operator and franchisor of full-service dining restaurants across 37 U.S. states and territories. With a national footprint encompassing hundreds of restaurants and breweries, SPB Hospitality is dedicated to delivering exceptional dining experiences. SPB Hospitality’s diverse portfolio of restaurant brands includes Logan’s Roadhouse, Krystal Restaurants, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, and an impressive collection of high-end restaurant brands such as J. Alexander’s and Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill.

As one of the country’s largest operators of craft brewery restaurants, SPB Hospitality takes pride in its craft beer expertise. SPB Hospitality proudly owns and operates renowned craft brewery restaurant brands like Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, ChopHouse & Brewery, , AIA Ale Works Restaurant & Taproom, Ragtime Tavern Seafood & Grill, and Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery.

Visit our website at SPBhospitality.com to explore the exceptional flavors, inviting atmospheres, and unparalleled dining experiences that await you at SPB Hospitality’s restaurants and breweries.

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