Andy Simpson is a design and development executive with a talent for creating concepts that maximize sales through a combination of flow, function and customer appeal.
His 25+ years experience in the restaurant industry includes roles as unit manager, franchise training manager, franchise business consultant, franchisee and executive-level positions in architecture, design, construction and development. This gives him a unique perspective when it comes to balancing operational needs with design creativity.
He has lead the creative development and re-positioning of several concepts, including Steak Escape, Famous Dave’s of America, Redstone American Grill, Chevy’s Fresh Mex, , Bennigan’s, Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes. He has consulted with clients small and large, and is known for his high-level strategic thinking.
His specialties include concept development, re-positioning dated brands, industry trend analysis, franchise operations and support, hospitality design and development.