Taffer’s Tavern Names Leonard Hellebuyck General Manager for Next Washington, D.C. Restaurant


Taffer’s Tavern, the innovative full-service tavern concept founded by a leading hospitality expert and star of Paramount Network’s rescue bar, Jon Taffer, has named restaurant industry giant Leonard Hellebuyck as general manager of the brand’s soon-to-open Washington, DC location next to Capital One Arena. Hellebuyck brings over 25 years of restaurant development and customer relations experience to support Taffer’s Tavern’s entry into DC’s full-service restaurant industry.

“Leonard’s experience in customer relations, operations and his knowledge of the ever-changing consumer market make him the ideal, results-oriented candidate to introduce the dynamic restaurant concept of Taffer’s Tavern to the DC restaurant scene,” says Taffer. “As Taffer’s Tavern continues its significant momentum, with plans to expand from two to seven locations across the country this year, I know Leonard will help establish a strong foundation for long-term growth in our nation’s capital. .”

Hellebuyck’s extensive experience includes leading Capital Restaurant Concepts’ diverse group of restaurants in and around the DC metro area as Regional Manager and General Manager. In this role, he managed growth, day-to-day operations, monthly inventory and promotional event development for the restaurant portfolio.

“Taffer’s Tavern is the efficient, inviting and innovative concept the restaurant industry needs,” says Hellebuyck. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to help grow this brand and bring the exceptional menu items, vibrant atmosphere and streamlined restaurant format to the DC area.”

Working with Fransmart, the industry-leading franchise development company behind the explosive growth of brands like Five Guys Burgers and Fries and QDOBA Mexican Grill, Taffer’s Tavern is rapidly expanding its footprint across the United States and seeking franchisees to bring the innovative concept to new areas. .

The Washington, DC and Boston Taffer’s Tavern locations are now hiring for all positions. To learn about career opportunities in Washington, DC, Boston or other Taffer’s Tavern locations, visit https://www.tafferstavern.com/careers.


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