David Barr

Chairman, PMTD Restaurants LLC; Managing Director & Partner, Franworth

David Barr currently sits on the board of directors of a variety of public and private entities, both domestic and international, with focus on consumer facing companies, including:

Franchisors

  1. Partner, Franworth (franchise development partner to franchisors) with equity interests in Lash Lounge, The Barre Code, CityRow, and Skoah)
  2. Chairman, Your Pie (fast casual pizza franchisor)
  3. Board of Directors of Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, Inc. (franchisor of premium sandwich shops)
  4. Board of Directors of Chicken Salad Chick (franchisor of specialty restaurants)
  5. Board of Directors of Dogtopia (franchisor of dog daycare)
  6. Board Observer of College HUNKS Hauling Junk and Moving (franchisor of moving and hauling services)

Franchisee

  1. Franchisee of KFC via PMTD Restaurants (31 units)
  2. Franchisee of Capriotti’s Sandwich Shops via EPS Restaurants (6 units)
  3. Franchisee of Spice and Tea Exchange via Spice of Life Management (3 units)
  4. Board of Directors of Domino’s Pizza – China (franchisee of all of China for Domino’s, approx. 450 units)
  5. Board of Directors of Outwest Restaurant Group (franchisee of 89 Outback Steakhouse restaurants)

Industry/Association

  1. Past Chairman, International Franchise Association (2019-2020)

 David Barr has previously held the following positions –

  1. Board of Directors of TITLE Boxing Club (franchisor of boxing fitness clubs) 2016-2020
  2. Board of Directors of Del Frisco Restaurant Group (dba Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouses, Del Frisco’s Grille, Barcelona, and Bar Taco restaurants; NASDAQ listed) 2008-2019
  3. Board of Directors of Bistro Group (large franchisee of TGI Fridays and McAlister’s) 2008-2016
  4. Board of Directors of Famous Brands (franchisor of Mrs. Fields Cookies and TCBY), 2007-2015
  5. Board of Directors of Real Mex (franchisor of Chevy’s and operator of El Torito), 2014-2015 
  6. Chairman of Rita Restaurants Corp. (dba Don Pablo’s Mexican Restaurants), 2007 to 2014
  7. Board of Directors of JB Weld (consumer package goods adhesive company), 2012 to 2015
  8. Chairman of The Jewellery Group (approx. 130 retail jewelry stores in Australia), 2011 to 2014
  9. Board of Directors of Wornick, Inc. (food manufacturer), 2013 to 2014
  10. Board of Directors of Consolidated Wings (franchisee of Buffalo Wild Wings), 2012-2013
  11. Chairman of Samuels Jewelers (7th largest specialty jewelry company in the U.S.), 2000 to 2006
  12. CEO of Great American Cookies (franchisor of 360+ retail cookie stores), 1994-1998

David began his career with Price Waterhouse (1986-1991) and then joined Pizza Hut within its finance department (1991-1994) before joining Great American Cookies as its CFO and then becoming its CEO.  

In recent years, Barr has been a frequent speaker on Capitol Hill and has met with congressional leaders and White House staff to discuss the impact of laws impacting small businesses and franchising.  In addition, Barr has been interviewed on CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business, and Bloomberg, and his experiences have been written about by New York Times and International Business Times.  David has also written OpEd pieces for Wall Street Journal.  David resides in the metropolitan Atlanta area.   

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