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Mr. John E. McGrath

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Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (843) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: j***@***.com
Jem Restaurant Group Incorporated
2 Wharfside St # 20
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
United States

 
Background

Employment History

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  • Founder
    Momolith software solutions
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"This is a unique opportunity in ...
www.postandcourier.com, 3 Feb 2009 [cached]
"This is a unique opportunity in a very difficult operating environment," said John McGrath, JEM's owner.
Yahoo - Back Yard Burgers Announces 40-Unit Development Agreement With Black Angus Burgers, Inc.
biz.yahoo.com, 23 May 2002 [cached]
Black Angus Burgers, Inc. is solely owned and controlled by John McGrath of JEM Restaurants.Mr. McGrath is a majority owner of various entities under the JEM Restaurants umbrella.JEM Restaurants, based in Charleston, South Carolina, currently operates approximately 60 restaurants as a franchisee of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut brands of YUM!Brands, Inc., formerly Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc.Mr. McGrath is a former market manager for Taco Bell and became a Taco Bell franchisee in 1998.Yum!Brands, Inc. is not a party to the development agreement with Black Angus Burgers, Inc.
As of May 23, 2002, the Back Yard Burgers, Inc. restaurant system comprised 104 units, including 38 company-operated stores and 66 franchised stores.Expansion plans for the remainder of 2002, inclusive of the restaurants to be opened under the development agreement with Black Angus Burgers, Inc., include four company-operated stores, seven franchised stores and five outlets co-branded with Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and/or KFC operations under the Multi-Brand Development Agreement with YUM!Brands, Inc.
JEM Restaurant Group, ...
www.chainleader.com, 3 Feb 2009 [cached]
JEM Restaurant Group, headquartered in Charleston, SC and owned by John McGrath, operates over 100 Taco Bell and Pizza Hut franchised restaurants in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida. The 40 unit acquisition was tendered under a new operating entity, Southeastern Pizza Group, LLC.
"This is a unique opportunity in a very difficult operating environment," Mr. McGrath stated. "We believe the Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands are well positioned in the marketplace and our parent company, YUM! Brands, has excellent leadership at its helm. Pizza Hut continues to introduce compelling new menu offerings of great quality food at attractive price points."
"JEM Restaurant Group is teaming up with the former COO of Pizza Hut, Jerry Buss, to assemble an outstanding team of restaurant operators to run the 40 Pizza Hut restaurants in Southeastern Pizza Group," added Mr. McGrath.
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, is the world's largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants, with nearly 36,000 restaurants in over 100 countries and territories. Yum! Brands, Inc. is publicly traded(NYSE:YUM).
CONTACT: John McGrath of JEM Restaurant Group, +1-843-958-8660
SOURCE JEM Restaurant Group
Back Yard Burgers Announces 40-Unit Development Agreement with Black Angus Burgers, Inc.
www.backyardburger.com, 23 May 2002 [cached]
Black Angus Burgers, Inc. is solely owned and controlled by John McGrath of JEM Restaurants.Mr. McGrath is a majority owner of various entities under the JEM Restaurants umbrella.JEM Restaurants, based in Charleston, South Carolina, currently operates approximately 60 restaurants as a franchisee of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut brands of YUM!Brands, Inc., formerly Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc.Mr. McGrath is a former market manager for Taco Bell and became a Taco Bell franchisee in 1998.Yum!
John McGrath, owner of ...
www.charleston.net, 4 Feb 2009 [cached]
John McGrath, owner of JEM Restaurant Group, at a Goose Creek restaurant that's among his properties. McGrath's company has bought 40 Pizza Huts in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.,
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John McGrath, owner of JEM Restaurant Group, at a Goose Creek restaurant that's among his properties. McGrath's company has bought 40 Pizza Huts in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
Despite the sour economy, fast-food restaurant operator John McGrath is grabbing a bigger slice of the pie.
The Mount Pleasant resident said Tuesday that his Charleston-based JEM Restaurant Group has added to its quick-serve dining stable by snapping up 40 Pizza Hut locations in Georgia, Alabama and northeast Florida. His company also owns and operates Taco Bell franchises.
"This is a very unique opportunity in a very difficult operating environment," McGrath said in a statement. "We believe the Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands are well-positioned in the marketplace, and our parent company, Yum Brands, has excellent leadership at its helm."
In an interview, McGrath added: "This segment of the economy is countercyclical. I have no reservations about an acquisition such as this."
He said cash-strapped families still want to eat out and that they are looking more to fast-food restaurants over pricier dining segments to save money.
"It's a fairly simple formula," McGrath said.
He also said it could take more than a year before economic conditions start to improve.
"The pipeline is cash, and this is the first time that it has been snapped," McGrath said.
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McGrath believes the timing of his expansion is good because Pizza Hut introduced lasagna to its menu last week, adding a new item that also can be delivered. He's also bullish about the future look of Pizza Huts across the country, such as the one that opened in January on U.S. Highway 52 in Goose Creek. The image update calls for a sports-bar atmosphere, with large screen TVs and team paraphernalia on the walls.
In addition, he said, a new marketing campaign is set to kick off later this year for Pizza Hut's WingStreet line to promote the chain's different types of chicken wings.
McGrath's newly acquired restaurants included nine each in Columbus, Ga., and Jacksonville, Fla.
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JEM now operates more than 100 Taco Bell and Pizza Hut franchises in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida, McGrath said.
"I had a long-term goal of getting over 100," said McGrath, who started the business in 1998 after acquiring 13 local Taco Bells.
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McGrath said he hopes to add more Taco Bell and Pizza Hut franchises as opportunities arise.
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