Houston, TX. – Feed the Soul Foundation welcomes accomplished Atlanta restaurant industry professional Chip Joyner to the Board of Directors.
Chip Joyner is a restaurant industry veteran with over 15 years of management experience with high-volume food and beverage operations. Over the years Chip has garnered considerable training and experience with multiple brands and venues. Chip’s experience includes managing in stadium concessions at The Forum in Los Angeles, airport concessions at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, and street locations in Atlanta and Los Angeles and with a license agreement partner for a national 85 restaurant and five movie theatres operation. As a Multi-Unit Manager, Chip has over 100k restaurant visits.
In 2006, Chip founded Joyner Ventures, a restaurant consulting, management, and investment company. Joyner Ventures, LLC became co-owner of the original The Real Chow Baby restaurant opened in 2006 and subsequently received numerous awards in Atlanta. Most recently, from 2011 to 2017, Chip was a partner in the development, ownership, and operations of a $60M+ 25-unit restaurant company at the Atlanta Airport prior to a successful sale to another restaurant company. Following the sale, Chip served as Senior Operations Consultant for a multi-unit, multi-state national brand franchisee, restaurant developer, and private equity group. Currently, is also the managing partner and CEO of the Restaurant Technology Group, LLC.
As the Director of Operations at the world’s busiest airport, Chip co-managed a team of 100 managers and 800 full and part-time employees. Chip has successfully completed brand management and franchisee training/certification programs with several Fortune 1000 companies/brands including: Wingstop, Starbucks, Chili’s, Cinnabon, Taco Bell, Au Bon Pain, Sbarros, Burger King, Waffle House, Host Marriott Services (misc.), and Autogrille’s HMS Host. In addition, Chip has completed 3rd Party Negotiation (Union) management training, Bartending Management, Elements of Wine courses, restaurant marketing and Human Resource Training Programs.
Chip is a 2014 graduate from Harvard Business School, Owner/President Manager (OPM44). Chip completed his studies at Howard University in Washington, DC, and at The United States Senate Graduate Institute on Advanced Legislative Procedure. In Atlanta, Chip completed the Construction Business Management Institute at Atlanta Metropolitan College to further his understanding of the restaurant construction process. Chip currently is Chairman, of Fulton County Library Board of Trustees and remains active in Howard University and Harvard Business School Alumni associations.