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Tuesday
Aug162011

Billy Grimm Named President of GrillSmith Restaurants

TAMPA, Fla. – Billy Grimm has been named president of GrillSmith, (http://www.grillsmith.com), a refined-casual chef-inspired restaurant concept with six locations in Tampa Bay that specializes in innovative and creative interpretations of classic American dishes. GrillSmith is affiliated with Front Burner Brands, a restaurant management company headquartered in Tampa, Fla.

In this role, Grimm presides over GrillSmith’s overall operations including culinary development, training, purchasing and distribution, marketing and finance and accounting. He also oversees the company’s strategic growth. Previously, Grimm was vice president of emerging brands for Front Burner Brands.

About GrillSmith
With six locations in the Tampa Bay area including Brandon, Carrollwood, Clearwater/Countryside, Lakeland, New Tampa and South Tampa, GrillSmith (http://www.grillsmith.com) is a relaxed, refined, yet approachable restaurant that offers innovative and creative interpretations of classic American restaurant dishes that surprise the palate, engage the mind and excite the senses. GrillSmith, established in 2004, is an affiliate of Front Burner Brands, a restaurant management company headquartered in Tampa, Fla. For more information, visit www.grillsmith.com.
 
About Front Burner Brands
Front Burner Brands (formerly known as TGS Management) is a restaurant management company headquartered in Tampa, Fla. It is affiliated with the corporate owners of and its management services extended to The Melting Pot Restaurants, founded in 1975 with more than 140 locations in North America and more than 15 locations currently in development, GrillSmith with six locations in the Tampa Bay area, Burger 21 with one location open in Tampa and other new franchise concepts in development.