June Breakfast Meeting (06/13/17)
Remodeling Pros and Cons

Join us for our next breakfast meeting on June 13 when Brian Arnold, Chief Development Officer, and Mike Kovac, Vice President of Operations, both of GPS Hospitality, and Robert McKerrow, Chief Brand Whiz at r*development, will be discussing Remodeling Pros and Cons.


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Maggiano’s Little Italy – PERIMETER
4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30346
(770) 804-3313

Brian Arnold
Chief Development Officer 
GPS Hospitality
Brian is responsible for the administration of all aspects of development, including new store construction, remodels, equipment and facility management. Focused on implementing GPS Hospitality’s aggressive growth plans, he oversees remodeling of existing restaurants, as well as the construction of new BURGER KING and Popeyes restaurants. A skilled development executive, Brian has over 20 years of industry experience, most recently serving as Vice President of Construction for Arby’s.


Mike-KovacMike Kovac
Vice President of Operations
GPS Hospitality
Mike oversees daily operations of the GPS Hospitality team in the East. A big proponent of the People-Oriented value, he believes in surrounding himself with good people and helping them win. He’s passionate about developing leaders and giving them the opportunity to grow within GPS. Mike’s first QSR position was as Assistant Manager with Arby’s, where he later rose to the VP of Operations, responsible for 200 restaurants in the Southeast. Over the past 30 years, he also achieved great successes with Mrs. Winners and Church’s Chicken.


Robert-D.-McKerrowRobert D. McKerrow
Chief Brand Whiz
Robb is a graduate from the University of Cincinnati,with a Bachelor of Architecture.  He previously owned and operated RDM Design, an A&E firm focused on the multi-unit restaurant industry. Robb headed a 25 man team of designers, architects and engineers for 10 years designing prototypes and rolling out hundreds of locations across the US and Puerto Rico for national brands in QSR and Casual Dining. He has overseen the design and development of over 800 restaurant locations for brands such as Longhorn Steakhouse, Lone Star, Arby’s, Mrs. Winner’s, Del Taco, Golden Corral, Moe’s, Rib Shack, Planet Smoothie, and Pizza Hut, as well as creating many strong local independent locations such as Cabernet, Pampas Steakhouse, and Nick & Jake’s.

October 21, 2016