DRG President Participates in QSR Franchisee Panel Discussion

DRG in the News

DRG President and franchisee SG Ellison participated in an industry panel discussion at Restaurant Finance Monitor’s Restaurant Finance & Development Conference. The topic was scale and large multi-unit franchisees; SG participated with representatives from Flynn Restaurant Group, Beshay Enterprises and Bank of America. View the panel here.

Special highlights of SG’s comments on stage include: 

  • A firsthand account about his accidental start in QSR operations from commercial real estate, which evolved from a 4th of July chat and led to a series of sale-leaseback deals with then investor David Grieve (our current chairman and CEO);
  • An overview of key events in DRG company history;
  • His perspective on California Gov. Newsom’s signing of AB 257 and union activity;
  • Innovation at Taco Bell, including new technology like electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in parking lots.