Hall of Fame 2018InducteeGreg Cutchall began his life in the restaurant industry in 1981 at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Omaha, NE. Greg spent his early career working long and hard as manager, catering manager, marketing director and eventually Vice President. By 1986 he had become President/CEO and 20% owner of the 12-location franchise. In 1989 Greg began Cutchall Management Company and over the next 25 years he would open over 100 restaurant concepts. Greg also expanded his business to vending and catering contracts across the Omaha Metro Area, some of those venues include Century Link, TD Ameritrade, and Mid America Center to name a few. Currently Greg owns and operates 44 restaurants in 5 states under 8 different brands. He has received numerous industry awards over the years. Greg is the 2019 Chairman of the Multi Unit Franchise Conference in Las Vegas.Greg Cutchall was born in 1952 in Tucson, ArizonaEnlisted US Naval Reserve 1971Attended University of Nebraska –OmahaBegan his career in the industry in 1971 at Kentucky Fried Chicken in OmahaHe was manager, catering manager, marketing director, and Vice PresidentGreg organized leveraged buy-out of the 12 locations and became President/CEO and 20% partner1986Sold out of Kentucky Fried Chicken in 1989 and started Cutchall Management Company with one Julio’s in Lincoln followed by over 100 restaurants opened or acquired over the next 25 yearsFounder of the following hospitality concepts: The Exchange, Bum Steer Steaks, Rib Ranch, Cat Daddy’s, Burger Star, Big Cheese, and Progressive ParkCo-founder of: Kith & Kin Southern Kitchen, Omaha Design Center, and Salty Senorita in ScottsdaleFranchisee of: KFC (14), Sonic (12), Famous Dave’s (17), Paradise Bakery (10), Tin Stars (4), Rock Bottom (1), Lolo’s Chicken & Waffles (3), Egg & I (4), First Watch (5), Domino’s (12), Twin Peaks (2) and Julio’s (3)Owner of Jams American Grill (2), named one of the 10 best restaurants in 2015, 3 Cheers Neighborhood Bar & Grill and Austin’s SteakhouseVending or catering contracts to include: Century Link, TD Ameritrade, Ralston Arena, Stir Concert Cove, Mid America Center and Pinnacle Bank PGA Golf TournamentAwards and recognition to include: INC 500 Fastest Growing Companies 3 years in a row, Operator of the Year USA, KFC Highest Sales Increase USA (First Watch), Nebraska Beef Award (Bum Steer), Spoke at National Restaurant Association, Washington DC, named 2019 Chairman Multi Unit Franchise Conference in Las VegasSupports the following through the CMC Charity Golf Tournament: Salvation Army, American Heart Association, ALS, Boys & Girls Club, Youth Emergency Services, JDRFSupports Wounded Warriors Family Support through Rock Bottom 5K Rock & Run for CharityCurrently owns and operates 44 restaurants in 5 states under 8 different brandsHe and his wife Molly have been married for 19 years, children; Chase, Cory, and Cydney, 4 grandchildren; Colt, Cameron, Carson and Cierra.https://omahahospitalityhalloffame.com/51-new-arartments-2/189-greg-s-cutchall
"If it's not exceptional, it's unacceptable." With 48 restaurants in six states, Cutchall Management Company (CMC) has ranked in INC. Magazine's list of the 500 fastest-growing companies four years in a row--an honor shared by only two other companies in the nation. Building on a solid foundation of restaurant management that spans more than four decades, CEO Greg Cutchall has created a corporate culture that emphasizes great brands, great people, and exceptional service. CMC's restaurants include multiple locations of First Watch, Domino's Pizza, Paradise Bakery-Cafe, Sonic Drive-In, Famous Dave's BBQ, Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles, Jams American Grill and many others. Cutchall and his wife Molly recently became partners in Omaha Fashion Week and the new Omaha Design Center. CMC also provides catering and vending services throughout the Omaha metro area. Supported by a strong leadership team in Arizona, Nebraska, Iowa, Nevada, Utah and Texas, CMC is well positioned for additional growth. CMC ranked among the Top 10 Employers in 2009.
Cutchall Management Company is pleased to partner with the Pinnacle Bank Championship to provide food for the event including catering for the chalets and VIP suites and Corporate Hospitality.In addition, the First Watch First Stop will welcome guests with a Coffee/Mimosa/Bloody Mary Bar; Public Dining on Hole #9 will offer Sonic, Paradise Bakery and Famous Dave's to the public; and Jams & Pitch join forces with Grey Goose on Hole #17.
New Jams owner hints at expansion for restaurantBy Sarah Baker Hansen / WorldHerald staff writer | Posted: Friday, September 11, 2015 12:30amIt’s been a year of change for Jams Bar and Grill, and the change just keeps coming: the Omaharestaurant has a new owner, again. Omaha based Cutchall Management has purchased 65 percent of the ownership of Jams, 7814 Dodge St.Greg Cutchall, president and CEO of Cutchall Management, said he plans no menu changes at Jams.In fact, he said it was important to him that chef Jeff Newman, who has been at Jams for 15 years,and manager Chris Wray, who came on at the beginning of 2015, stayed at the restaurant.The two will remain coowners. Aaron McKeever and Marcus Herbert also will remain partners inthe restaurant.Cutchall does plan some interior design changes, including the removal of some of the communaltables in the center of Jams dining room. He said two of the three tall communal tables will each bereplaced with four hightop tables. The change is rooted in the idea that Jams is a popular spot forworking lunches, and some diners don’t like to talk business next to strangers.A few of the finishes in the restaurant might also be swapped out, he said. Any other changes will beon the back end of the restaurant and have to do with computer systems and inventory.Cutchall also said he hasn’t ruled out another location of Jams — in Omaha, or elsewhere.“We have not identified a second location. The second one would likely be in Omaha somewhere,”he said. “But we don’t buy a brand unless we see an opportunity to expand, and there is a chance.”Cutchall said business at Jams is bigger than ever since the debut of its new look and menu at thebeginning of the year. “Since Aaron and his partners bought it a year ago, it is up 20 percent,” Cutchall said. “So it’s doing considerably better.”Cutchall said among the improvements that drummed up new business were the addition of Sundayhours and a brunch menu.Cutchall owns and operates 50 restaurants in five states under eight different brands includingParadise Bakery, Sonic, Dominos, First Watch, Rock Bottom, Famous Daves, Tin Star Taco Bar andLoLo’s Chicken & Waffles.
As a boy working in his father’s south Omaha A&W Drive-in, Greg Cutchall couldn't imagine anything else besides being a restaurateur. his dad, Ray Cutchall, and uncle Bob Cutchall, owned several A&Ws and Kentucky Fried Chickens.Helping out at his father’s A&W in the summers became a rite of summer for young Greg, who lived the rest of the year in Tucson, Ariz., with his mother and siblings. His folks divorced when he was small. He recalls working trash cleanup and dishwashing details at the restaurant. He wanted to be just like his dad when he grew up and run his own fast-food joint. By his late teens, though, he found a new passion in photography. He enrolled at the University of Nebraska at Omaha fully intent on staying one year and then furthering his photo training in California. But his studies took a back seat to earning money from the portraits he shot and from an Indian jewelry shop he and a brother opened at the Westroads Mall.Read More Here