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The industry veteran has more than 25 years of restaurant development and customer relations experience. 

Taffer's Tavern Names Leonard Hellebuyck General Manager of Upcoming Washington, D.C. Restaurant

Taffer’s Tavern, the innovative, full-service tavern concept founded by industry-leading hospitality expert and star of Paramount Network’s Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer, has appointed restaurant industry powerhouse, Leonard Hellebuyck, as general manager of the brand’s soon-to-open Washington, D.C. location next to Capital One Arena. Hellebuyck brings more than 25 years of restaurant development and customer relations experience to support Taffer’s Tavern’s entrance into the D.C. full-service restaurant industry. 

“Leonard’s experience in customer relations, operations and his knowledge of the ever-changing consumer marketplace makes him the ideal, results-driven candidate to introduce Taffer’s Tavern’s dynamic restaurant concept to the D.C. restaurant scene,” says Taffer. “As Taffer’s Tavern continues significant momentum, with plans to expand from two to seven locations across the country this year, I know Leonard will help establish a strong foundation for long-term growth in our nation’s capital."

Hellebuyck’s extensive experience includes leading Capital Restaurant Concepts’ diverse group of restaurants in and around the metropolitan D.C. area as area director and general manager. In this role, he managed the growth, daily operations, monthly inventory and the promotional event development for the portfolio of restaurants.  

“Taffer’s Tavern is the efficient, inviting, innovative concept that the restaurant industry needs,” says Hellebuyck. “I am delighted for the opportunity to help grow this brand and bring the outstanding menu items, vibrant atmosphere and the streamlined restaurant format to the D.C. area.” 

Together with Fransmart, the industry-leading franchise development company behind the explosive growth of brands like Five Guys Burgers and Fries and QDOBA Mexican Grill, Taffer’s Tavern is rapidly expanding its footprint across the United States and seeking franchisees to bring the innovative concept to new areas. 

The Washington, D.C. and Boston Taffer’s Tavern locations are now hiring for all positions. To inquire about career opportunities at Washington, D.C., Boston or other Taffer’s Tavern locations, visit https://www.tafferstavern.com/careers

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