Phil Hickey

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Rare Hospitality International, Inc.

Phil Hickey

Phil Hickey

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Rare Hospitality International, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Bugaboo Creek of Warwick, Inc.
The Capital Grille of Boston, Inc.
Innovative Restaurant Concepts, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

2237

Primary Location

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Number of Boards

14

Birthday

1955

Age

65

Number of Awards

1

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Senior Advisor at Angelo, Gordon & Co. LP (Private Equity Group)

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Former Vice Chairman at National Restaurant Association

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at National Restaurant Association

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer at National Restaurant Association

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Publisher at Atlanta Business Chronicle

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Founding Member at Georgia Restaurant Association

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President at Central Atlanta Progress, Inc.

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Vice Chairman at Travelport GDS

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Senior Vice President-National Foodservice Operations at Coca-Cola North America

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Phil Hickey
Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Rare Hospitality International, Inc.
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Business

Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university located in East Lansing, Michigan, United States and is the first land-grant institution that was created to serve as a model for future land-grant colleges in the country under the 1862 Morrill Act. Michigan State has been labeled one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League. Following the introduction of the Morrill Act, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is the ninth-largest university in the United States, with 47,800 students and 2,954 faculty members.

Memberships
Member
Current

WPO (World Presidents’ Organization) is the next chapter of the YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) experience for members ages 50 and older and was established as a continuation of the lifelong leadership journey that began in YPO. WPO members enjoy the same great benefits as YPO members as well as several WPO-specific benefits tailored for their unique needs.

Career History
President
Prior

Bugaboo Creek of Warwick, Inc. owns and operates casual dining restaurants. It focuses on entertaining chain restaurant that will amuse both children and adults. Bugaboo Creek was founded in 1910 and is located in Atlanta, GA.

President & Chief Operating Officer
Prior

Innovative Restaurant Concepts, Inc., part of DineEquity, Inc., is an American company located in Marietta, GA, specializing in eating places. On 24 Mar 95 Applebee's International, Inc., now part of DineEquity, Inc. acquired Innovative Restaurant Concepts, Inc. for $51.80 million.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1997 - 2007

Rare Hospitality International, Inc. owns, operates and franchises restaurants. It offers offers menu items, including signature steaks, salmon, shrimp, chicken, ribs, pork chops, burgers, seafood, prime ribs, and wine. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL.

Boards & Committees
Chairman
2013 - Current

Miller's Ale House, Inc. owns and operates a chain of restaurants. It offers steaks, pasta dishes, fresh seafood, healthy salads, sandwiches and homemade desserts. Its full-service bar features beers, plus wine and liquor. The company was founded by Jack Miller and Claire Dorothy Miller in 1988 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL.

Director
2011 - Prior

Radiant Systems, Inc. provides hardware and software solutions to the hospitality, retail, and entertainment industries. It focuses on delivering site systems, including point-of-sale, self-service kiosks, mobile ordering and payment devices, back-office systems, site management technology and business services such as customer loyalty programs, electronic gift card management, comprehensive reporting systems management, payment processing and centralized data management. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Alpharetta, GA.

Director
2009 - 2012

O'Charley's LLC operates and franchises restaurants. It operates under three restaurant concepts: O'Charley's, Ninety Nine Restaurant, and Stoney River Legendary Steaks. The O'Charley's menu features, including hand-cut and aged steaks, baby-back ribs basted with a sweet, yet smoky BBQ sauce, fresh salmon, a variety of seafood and salads. The Ninety Nine Restaurant menu features a wide selection of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, beef, chicken, and seafood entrées and desserts. The Stoney River menu features several offerings of premium Midwestern beef, fresh seafood, and a variety of other gourmet entrees. The company was founded by Charley Watkins in 1971 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

Director
Current

National Restaurant Association operates as a foodservice trade association. It advocate for pro-restaurant regulation and operational freedom. The firm provide advocacy and representation, educational networking, tools and solutions, and research and insights. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

TO SELL AND MARKET METRO ATLANTA AND GEORGIA GLOBALLY AS THE PREMIER CONVENTIONS, MEETINGS AND TOURISM DESTINATION IN THE REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE AND FAVORABLY IMPACT THE ATLANTA ECONOMY THROUGH CONVENTIONS AND TOURISM.

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2005

National Restaurant Association operates as a foodservice trade association. It advocate for pro-restaurant regulation and operational freedom. The firm provide advocacy and representation, educational networking, tools and solutions, and research and insights. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Transactions
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Darden Restaurants, Inc. purchases Rare Hospitality International, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2020
International Foodservice Manufacturers Association - Silver Plate Award
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