Andy Hooper

Chief People Officer


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Andy Hooper was a featured speaker at RestaurantSpaces’19. You can read the summary of this talk here.

Andy Hooper is a restaurant industry veteran with 15+ years of people, operations, brand and technology leadership experience. He has led diverse multi-unit teams for both domestic and international brands, responsible for shaping culture, product + culinary innovation, talent development and guest satisfaction + engagement.

Andy currently serves as tribe member and Chief People Officer for &pizza, leading a high performance team of Operations, HR and Training leaders to ensure &pizza has the best pipeline of talent to meet the performance and growth objectives of the business. His team builds capability through selecting outstanding people, developing and training the tribe, and championing the purpose-driven culture that makes &pizza a great place to work. Prior to &pizza, Andy served as the Chief Innovation Officer and Chief People Officer for Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, and earlier in his career he held a variety of leadership roles in HR for Burger King Corporation, both domestically and internationally. Andy holds a degree in Marketing and Human Resources from the University of Miami Business school. He and his family live on Capitol Hill in Washington DC.

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