General Session Speaker

Kevin Bazner

President & CEO
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A&W Restaurants, Inc.

Kevin Bazner is a near 50-year veteran of the restaurant industry and has been involved with A&W Restaurants, Inc for over 30 years.  After joining the company in 1985, Kevin took over the International Division of A&W in 1988 based in of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he and his family lived for seven years.  Kevin remained Managing Director of A&W International until 2000 when he was made President and COO of the U.S. business.  He continued to serve in this position through 2003 and Yum! Brand’s purchase of the brand in 2003.  Following Yum! Brand’s acquisition, Kevin stayed active in the franchising industry as a consultant & investor. Throughout 2011, Kevin worked with the current shareholders to acquire A&W Restaurants from Yum! Brands and continued with the newly formed company as President & CEO. Kevin is committed to the long-term development of the iconic 100-year-old chain and is currently the Chief Executive Officer overseeing accelerated growth of the brand both domestically & internationally.



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