Josh Rossmeisl’s foodservice career began at age 15 as a dishwasher at Boston Market; by age 17, he was a senior manager. After working at chain and independent restaurants, Josh joined “eatertainment” concept Kings Dining & Entertainment in 2006, just as it was getting a foothold. Before long, the concept reached a tipping point and it was clear that, under Josh’s expert direction, Kings was primed not only for success but for growth. As the company reached new heights, he took on the role first as Senior Vice President of Operations and later Chief Operating Officer. All told, Josh led the successful opening of 11 Kings locations across five states. Over the course of 15 years, he never closed a location, achieved industry-leading profitability, amassed a 97 percent approval rating, and drove a 4.5-star employee rating on Glassdoor.
Most recently, Josh made his biggest move to date, founding AMP Up1 Hospitality Group with extreme clarity and a drive to incubate groundbreaking ideas and redefine the experiential dining industry. With the impending launch of AMP Up1’s “Eatertainment 2.0” brand The 3rd Spot, Josh and the team he leads are prepared to once again redefine the industry and employ thousands of more individuals who will be positively impacted by the culture he cultivates.
As an industry titan, Josh’s most impressive accomplishment, and certainly the one of which he’s most proud, is the impact he has had on the thousands of team members who have thrived under his leadership. Whether it’s on a signature walk and talk or quick inspirational chat, without exception Josh prioritizes truly connecting with his team.