A proven leader with more than 30 years in the restaurant industry, Hopdoddy CEO Jeff Chandler joined award-winning Hopdoddy Burger Bar in 2016. During his tenure, he has led brand expansion doubling unit growth while building strong teams and achieving category-leading financial results.
In 2021, Chandler was also named CEO of HiBar Hospitality, a growth-focused umbrella company owned by L Catterton that in 2022 completed its first acquisition, Grub Burger Bar. In this role, he’ll continue leading both brands while seeking additional growth opportunities through mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to Hopdoddy, Jeff served as CEO for Opper-Melang Restaurants, where he was responsible for successfully increasing unit count 70% in two years. Previous restaurant industry leadership positions include president and managing partner at RAM International.