Gammon is a Columbus native who grew up in Gahanna, Ohio. While still in high school, he started working in the local hospitality industry as a bar back, busser and host, then went on to hone his sauté and grill skills. Over time, Gammon took opportunities to learn all aspects of the business from the ground up and to perfect his craft.
Before joining Firebirds in 2014, Gammon was a general manager for Cheddar’s Casual Café. Prior to that, he was an assistant manager for The Cheesecake Factory, director of food and beverage for Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites and district manager for Panera Bread. He received a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University.
“Marlon has shown time and again what it takes to be one of Firebirds’ top partners, boasting terrific guest satisfaction based on social media, review sites and internal reviews,” Eason says. “Under his leadership, the restaurant has continued to foster a comfortable and engaging environment, not only for guests, but for Firebirds’ team members as well.”
"The journey towards operational excellence has led me [to Firebirds], where we take pride in everything we do," says Gammon. “It’s an honor to be recognized for the team’s efforts.”