HR Hardball

Winging It with Charlie Morrison

November 30, 2020 John Reaves Whitaker / Charlie Morrison Season 1 Episode 9
HR Hardball
Winging It with Charlie Morrison
Chapters
HR Hardball
Winging It with Charlie Morrison
Nov 30, 2020 Season 1 Episode 9
John Reaves Whitaker / Charlie Morrison

Meet Charlie Morrison, Chairman and CEO of Wingstop Restaurants, Inc. In a first, I have Charlie visit me in the studio for a live conversation. We discuss foundational values, the business dynamic of the “pivot” during a pandemic, the importance of culture, and the critical component our restaurant employers play in the American ecosystem.

Charlie Morrison is Chairman and CEO of Wingstop Inc., where he is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the Company and its global operations. Charlie is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience with various companies including Pizza Hut®, Steak and Ale® Restaurants, Kinko’s®, and Boston Market®. He joined Wingstop in June 2012.

In June of 2015, Charlie led Wingstop in the completion of its initial public offering, listing the company which has been noted as the most successful IPO in the history of the restaurant industry.

Charlie is a recipient of distinguished restaurant industry awards including the 2015 Golden Chain Award and the 2016 Silver Plate award.

He serves on the Board of Trustees of the KSU Foundation and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory board for the College of Business at Kansas State University, of which he is a graduate. He also serves as Board Chair of Cristo Rey Forth Worth High School.

Charlie and his wife Debbie are proud parents to four grown children and reside in Southlake, TX.

 **The LinkedIn post to which I refer around minute 18:00:

“This morning, my thoughts and prayers go out to so many restaurant workers and the small business owners impacted that will again be out of a job because of the lockdowns that are crossing America. It saddens me that small business owners and chain leaders in our industry are portrayed as the problem by local politicians when so many work so hard to provide a safe, comfortable environment for people to exercise their right to eat out. The problem is really the rest 

Show Notes

Meet Charlie Morrison, Chairman and CEO of Wingstop Restaurants, Inc. In a first, I have Charlie visit me in the studio for a live conversation. We discuss foundational values, the business dynamic of the “pivot” during a pandemic, the importance of culture, and the critical component our restaurant employers play in the American ecosystem.

Charlie Morrison is Chairman and CEO of Wingstop Inc., where he is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the Company and its global operations. Charlie is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience with various companies including Pizza Hut®, Steak and Ale® Restaurants, Kinko’s®, and Boston Market®. He joined Wingstop in June 2012.

In June of 2015, Charlie led Wingstop in the completion of its initial public offering, listing the company which has been noted as the most successful IPO in the history of the restaurant industry.

Charlie is a recipient of distinguished restaurant industry awards including the 2015 Golden Chain Award and the 2016 Silver Plate award.

He serves on the Board of Trustees of the KSU Foundation and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory board for the College of Business at Kansas State University, of which he is a graduate. He also serves as Board Chair of Cristo Rey Forth Worth High School.

Charlie and his wife Debbie are proud parents to four grown children and reside in Southlake, TX.

 **The LinkedIn post to which I refer around minute 18:00:

“This morning, my thoughts and prayers go out to so many restaurant workers and the small business owners impacted that will again be out of a job because of the lockdowns that are crossing America. It saddens me that small business owners and chain leaders in our industry are portrayed as the problem by local politicians when so many work so hard to provide a safe, comfortable environment for people to exercise their right to eat out. The problem is really the rest