Chanticleer Holdings (HOTR) owns, operates and franchises fast casual and full service restaurant brands.
We’re passionate about our food, our guests and our team members and hope you will check out our restaurants and be part of our journey.
Michael D. Pruitt - Chairman/CEO
Michael Pruitt founded Avenel Financial Group, a boutique financial services firm concentrating on emerging technology company investments, in 1999. In 2001, he formed Avenel Ventures, a technology investment and private venture capital firm. In February 2005, Mr. Pruitt formed Chanticleer Holdings, Inc., which commenced operations in June 2005 with him as Chairman of the Board of Directors and President, roles he continues to serve today. In January 2011, Mr. Pruitt became a director of the board of Hooters of America, LLC. Mr. Pruitt received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, where he sits on the Board of Visitors of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration, the Coastal Education Foundation Board, and the Athletic Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Fred Glick - President
Rich Adams - President, American Roadside Burgers, Inc.
Rich Adams has more than 35 years of restaurant experience starting at the age of 16 scrubbing sidewalks for Carl’s Jr Restaurants. There, he worked his way through the ranks where he ultimately served as Regional Vice President. After 21 years with CKE, Rich moved to Louisiana where he became the Area Vice President for a Burger King Franchisee and led 100 restaurants. Mr. Adams joined Bojangles’ Restaurants in Charlotte, North Carolina and served for 10 years in different capacities, including Director of Training, and Vice President of Franchise Operations. In his five years as Bojangles’ Regional Vice President of Company Operations he led the company’s core market in Charlotte. Mr. Adams joined the Company’s subsidiary, American Roadside Burgers, Inc., in November of 2013 as the President and Chief Operating Officer, and he continues to serve in these roles.
Patrick Harkleroad - Chief Financial Officer
Prior to his CFO role at Trinity, Harkleroad served as Chief Financial Officer of Landmark Leisure Group (LLG) in Charlotte, NC, a development company with a national footprint that created, owned, and operated original restaurant and pub concepts, including Blackfinn Ameripub, Vida Mexican Kitchen, and Strike City Lanes. LLG also partnered with real estate developers to create dining and entertainment destinations in the pub, restaurant and entertainment industries.
Additionally, Mr. Harkleroad spent eight years in investment banking at Wachovia Securities, where he was primarily engaged in corporate finance and M&A advisory transactions focused on the Financial Institution & Specialty Finance sector, and at Harris Williams & Co, an investment bank focused on middle market M&A advisory services.
Mr. Harkleroad received his B.S. in Finance from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and earned an MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Management.
Troy M. Shadoin - Chief Accounting Officer
Investor and Media Contact:
7621 Little Ave – Suite 414
Charlotte, NC 28226