Ricky Richardson is an effective and broadly experienced restaurant CEO with a strong record of delivering high impact financial (revenue, EBITDA) results through building and leading teams of great people.
He is currently leading Eggs Up Grill, a high-growth breakfast, brunch, and lunch concept through a brand evolution and rapid franchise development across Southeast markets, doubling in size in a little over two years.
In past roles, Ricky has successfully led $1 billion-plus businesses, with more than 500 locations in the U.S. and 350-plus international) in achieving operational and financial objectives in both privately held and PE ownership. He has general management (COO, CCO) expertise across functional disciplines: operations, HR, marketing, technology, and supply chain. Ricky believes that consistent execution of exceptional products, service, and experiences, amplified with robust innovation, will “win the day” with guests, team members, and owners. He is disciplined, curious, results-focused, fun, and effective.