Bar Louie Promotes Brian DeHart

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DeHart Previously Served as General Manager of the Restaurant Franchise’s Geneva, Ill., Location

Brian DeHart has been promoted to vice president of franchise operations for the Bar Louie franchise. Previously serving as general manager of the Bar Louie location in Geneva, Ill., DeHart will utilize his operations experience in his new position to enhance franchise owner relations and develop sales strategies. DeHart is joined on the leadership team by Steve Culbert, the new vice president of franchise sales and administration. 

“I am eager to help expand the Bar Louie brand into as many new communities as possible. Our goal is to become a household name across the U.S., known and celebrated for our unique menu, cocktails and inviting atmosphere,” DeHart said.

In addition to overseeing the operations of franchise locations and new restaurants, he will be responsible for Bar Louie’s corporate locations in Tennessee and Iowa. His goal is to seamlessly integrate both franchise and corporate operations to create a consistent guest experience.

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Brian DeHart is the new vice president of franchise operations for Bar Louie.

Bar Louie’s Growth Period

DeHart and Culbert are joining the Bar Louie team amid a growth period for the restaurant franchise; the brand recently singned a five-unit agreement with a Midwest-based hotel group that will bring Bar Louie locations to Chicago and Indianapolis markets.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Brian and Steve to our leadership team as I am confident they will significantly enhance and improve our business and franchise activities,” CEO Brian Write said. “With strong franchise interest driving our growth, evidenced by newly signed agreements, the addition of these seasoned executives signals a promising future for Bar Louie, where the sky’s the limit!”

Hospitality is Key

For food franchisors looking to reach their full operational potential, DeHart is a proponent of making hospitality key. “Anyone can choose to dine at home, but it’s our responsibility in the hospitality industry to entice the guest to dine out with us. This requires maintaining a positive, service-oriented mindset and consistently prioritizing best-in-class offerings in all aspects of the business.”

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