Management Team

John C. Metz Chairman and CEO

On board since our inception in December 2008, John leads by example, putting his years of success in the franchise vertical to work to guide and build the Hurricane Grill and Wings® brand. Since 2002 John has been president of RREMC, LLC and president of Continuum Courtyards, LLC.  These companies, and affiliates of these companies, own, operate, and/or manage restaurants and hotels, including Denny’s, Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn, and senior living facilities. In addition, John is president of RREMC IV, LLC, a franchisee of Dairy Queen. His previous experience includes being president of Roadhouse Grill and a former franchisee and operator of Bennigan’s restaurants.

Interview with John C. Metz
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Martin O’DowdVice Chairman

Martin is a well-known restaurant industry veteran with over 30 years of experience.   He has been chief executive officer of three public restaurant companies over the past 20 years.  Martin has immense expertise and knowledge of the business and a proven track record of building highly successful organizations. Prior to joining Hurricane Grill & Wings®, he served as president and CEO of Famous Dave’s of America in Minneapolis, successfully developing the organization from 18 units in the Midwest into a 130-unit national concept. Prior to this, Martin was president and chief operating officer of Rainforest Café.  His experience also includes executive positions with Elephant & Castle, Hard Rock Café International, Steak & Ale, and Holiday Inn Worldwide.

Interview with Martin O’Dowd
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