After all, it takes one to know one. The team at Jackmont Hospitality is a diverse group of individuals who know a thing or two about achieving excellence in the industry (see Awards page for clarification). Our company environment is one that emphasizes a strong sense of family, professionalism, quality of life-work balance, and perhaps most importantly, fun. Jackmont Hospitality invests in our employees to help them grow within the company – many of our executives began their career as store managers. We believe in promoting from within and selecting the best talent for the right opportunity.

Pete McKnight

Unexpected Beverage Choice
Pete’s favorite drink is tequila – could that have something to do with his nickname, “Julio?” We may never know…

Family Man
Pete has been married to his wife Gretchen for 31 years, has two sons, a daughter-in-law and a Golden Retriever named Ella.

Coach McKnight
Instead of letting his basketball skills rust, Pete volunteers his time as a middle school basketball coach for Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Cincinnati, OH.

Brenda Branch

Signature Drink
Grey Goose and tonic with three limes.

Par for the Course
Brenda's "me time" is tee time.

She Might be “Nana”
But she doesn’t cook. Boiled eggs are her specialty!

Craig Hacklander

Perfect Meal
Pizza and popcorn.

Signature Drink
Beer. Goes great with his “perfect meal.”

Catch Him if You Can
Craig loves to run.

Ronnie Boukhari

Ronnie and wife Julie were married on December 13, 2014 (12.13.14) in Maui, Hawaii

Animal Lover
Ronnie volunteers with the Humane Society of Broward County to help dogs get adopted into loving families. At home, he dotes on his English bulldog, Bogo.

Southern Florida is the perfect place for beach lover, Ronnie. When he’s not at work, you can find him on the beach – jogging, playing sports, or just enjoying some R&R.

Charlye Batten

Root for the Home Team
Charlye loves to cheer on the Atlanta Falcons and is a former season ticket holder

Happy Hour
Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri…with a hint of Grand Marnier

Second Helpings
Charlye enjoys volunteering with the Atlanta Community Food Bank

John Faison

Signature Dish
Chicken Marsala or Piccata

Home is Where…
John is. He loves to spend time at home with his children.

He gets his 8 glasses a day, and then some.

Dakita Plant

Next on her radar are…Jamaica and Colorado.

Full House
Dakita’s parents have 13 brothers and sisters – EACH! Family reunions can get quite exciting as she has more than 70 first cousins. 

Cola Wars
Dakita’s Favorite Drink is good old “Pepsi” even though she lived in Coke nation for 18 years.

Lazaro “Laz” Dominguez

Home Cook
Laz is a seafood lover, Fried Hog Snapper is his all-time favorite dish.

Married happily to his wife of 10 years, Tracie, the couple has two young children. He loves to spend his free time riding bikes or going fishing with his daughter, 9, and son, 6.

Bring the Heat!
Laz is passionate about his Miami sports teams, and says the Heat will make a full comeback this year!

Andrew Pierson

20 Year Veteran
Andrew began his career with Jackmont Hospitality in 1996 and is celebrating two decades with the company in 2016!

Weekend Warrior
When he’s not at work, you might find Andrew in the saddle, biking around Atlanta, or possibly on the basketball court, or chasing around his twin 12 year old sons.

Talented Baker
Andrew’s favorite dish to cook is peach cobbler, and he makes a mean batch of cinnamon monkey bread with cream cheese icing, too.

Nancy Fournier

Gator Zone
For college football Saturdays

Signature Drink
A glass of Pinot Grigio- the bigger the better!

Who’s Hungry?
Nancy knows her way around the kitchen and loves to cook.

Dave Orr

More Than a Home Cook
Dave graduated from the culinary school Johnson & Wales, which explains his finely-tuned cooking technique.

Long Restaurant Career
Dave has been in the restaurant industry for more than 15 years, working in his own restaurants and managing others across the Southeast, including in Atlanta, Birmingham and Fort Lauderdale.

Bald and Proud
Some believe that Dave once had hair, but is there any photographic evidence?

Donnell Gibson

Helping Hand
Donell tutors his family members in Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Grammar, and Classical Literature

Keep It Classic
To help him unwind, Donell listens to opera and symphony music.

When the classical music doesn’t cut it, Donell and his family escape to one of their two favorite vacation spots: Oahu, HI and Orlando, FL.

Jim Sarcia

Florida Fan
A graduate of the University of Florida, Jim loves cheering on his alma mater’s Gators but his absolute favorite team to watch is the Miami Dolphins.

Keep It Simple
Jim’s signature cocktail is just Irish Whiskey on the rocks.

Young Love
Jim has been with his lovely wife Julie more than 25 years! They dated for 10 years before they were married.

Todd Richards

Pump up the Jams!
Chef Richards is also a DJ of house music and disco!  

Green Thumb
Chef Richards is an avid gardener.  

Let’s toast
Champagne is Richards’ drink of choice for any occasion

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