Distinguished Speaker Series: Featuring Larry Lavine

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 4:00pm to Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 4:45pm

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UNT Lyceum - University Union
Co-sponsored by the College of Hospitality, Merchandising and Tourism


Larry consults, conducts speaking engagements and has led and operated restaurants chains in the US and abroad. He has developed brands and has consulted with companies for more than 40 years. He has served on advisory boards and national organizations and brings knowledge and experience in brand development, team building, culture building programs, menu development, site evaluation and operating experience in expanding brands. Larry founded and served as Chili’s (Brinker Int.) president and led it through the IPO. He purchased and expanded Tia’s TexMex throughout the Southwest and has developed and led the expansion of many private restaurant chains in the US. Larry has worked with major restaurant chains in rebranding, concept refinement, as well as consulting in team building to achieving a motivated team, building a strong emphasis on a cultural development program and complete menu development. He has proven programs for building continual improvements in food quality and hospitality, along with review processes to keep brands fresh and competitive.

About the Distinguished speaker Series

The G. Brint Ryan College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series provides students and faculty with an opportunity to learn from prominent executives and leaders in the business community.

Each month during the semester, a different speaker is brought to campus to offer new perspectives and first-hand information about the complexities of the business world. Past topics have included successful management styles, possible career paths, critical industry-related issues, and qualities conducive to successful business leadership.

These lectures enhance the educational experience of students in the G. Brint Ryan College of Business, while inspiring them to seek new ways to meet the challenges of tomorrow.