Robby Kukler – Partner at Fifth Group Restaurants
Robby Kukler is a co-founder of the Fifth Group Restaurants. He graduated from Michigan State University and trained at the École hùtelière de Lausanne, the official institute of the Swiss Hotel Association. Robby and his team have grown from one place to seven concepts spread over multiple locations and added a catering company. His restaurants are some of the most loved and respected in the city. He focuses on operations and marketing, and is an active member of the Georgia Restaurant Association, Atlanta Community Food Bank, and “A Taste of the Highlands,” benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Jerry Darnell – CEO at Jerry Darnell & Associates
Jerry Darnell has been involved in franchising for almost 40 years and is known as the “Mayor of Franchising.” In addition to being the most connected man in franchising, he creating the concept of “Discovery Days.” He has worked tons of brand in every sector of franchising. Today, his company is dedicated to helping franchises grow efficiently. Jerry is part of VetFran and is an active in franchise political action groups.