Employee Spotlight: Marcus Wong


Marcus Wong, Sr. Area Coach

Tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Marcus Wong. I graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science, and double concentration in Computer Information Science and Operations Management. No one, including myself, would have expected me to work in the food industry for 17 years. My personal philosophy has always been simple: I am never the smartest person in the room, and there is always someone that has a life lesson I can learn from.

 What is your favorite part about working for DRG?
I like the consistent message of “Always do the right thing,” that is used among everyone who is part of DRG.

I find great joy waking up every day and facing challenges with my peers. DRG is a company that is focused on results and I am glad to be part of the best company.

What’s your go-to menu item?
The Steak Chalupa with 8 packets of Diablo sauce

Any random or fun facts about yourself that you can share with us?
I hiked up a volcano in Guatemala with my 18 month old daughter strapped on my front. On the same trip, I drank a glass of orange juice with a cow’s eyeball in it.

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day and why?
I would like to be a director for a movie. I have always been into photography, and since I was a child, I have wanted to bring a story to life with actors.

List one piece of advice you’d like to give to your fellow team members.
As a leader, you are the face of the company. What you say and how you act, has the power to change people’s lives.

List three career lessons you’ve learned so far?
Deliberately practice one thing you are not good at with your regular routine. Be proactive because you can’t choose the situation you are in, but you can choose how to react to it (from the book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”). Have more good days than the bad one. You can’t avoid the bad days, but keep track and make sure you have more good ones.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I am an avid hiker, bringing along my daughter and wife. I seek small and sometimes big adventures.