Brian Ludwig

Brian Ludwig

Director of operations

Darden restaurants


About Me

Brian Comer Ludwig - Summary:

Brian Ludwig most recently served as the director of operations at Darden Restaurants. A company focused on sustainability, Darden oversees Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, Red Lobster, and a number of other community mainstays. Brian Ludwig provided the policy and procedural guidance that enables the company to serve numerous customers each day.

In his free time, Brian Comer Ludwig leads an active personal life that includes a variety of cultural, athletic, and charitable endeavors. An avid golfer, he has leveraged his expertise to a number of charitable competitions. A six-year participant in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 100 Holes of Golf fund-raising challenge, Brian Ludwig has raised more than $50,000 in donations for the society's research and outreach efforts.

A former board member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's central Florida chapter, Mr. Ludwig continues his commitment to volunteerism through Camp Good Days and Boggy Creek Camp. Both organizations support children and families facing serious illness. Camp Good Days assists families affected by cancer, and Boggy Creek Camp provides opportunities for fun and companionship for children with serious illnesses.

Brian Ludwig- Work Experience:
Darden Restaurants
Director of Operations
Orlando, FL 32837
Directs and manages overall operations of restaurants through D.O.'s, on-site visits and analysis of reports. Ensures that territory achieves financial commitments and guest satisfaction standards.  Provides strategic and tactical guidance on developing restaurant operations, standards and guidelines including service, product preparation, sales, guest relations, alcohol awareness, safety/security, marketing and GM development.  Ensures direct reports perform all necessary administrative and accounting duties promptly and properly. This includes preparing/overseeing and submitting of accurate daily/weekly/monthly paperwork, ensuring cash handling procedures, maintaining and controlling of restaurant assets, maintaining food and beverage inventory, compiling with local, state and federal laws, regulations and guidelines, adhering to the restaurant operating budget, and managing service contracts.
Review and monitors capital expenditures within each restaurant and for assigned territory.  Analyzes systems and procedures for continual improvement of earning goals. Provides strategic direction for sales, operations and promotions.  Supervises territory manpower, i.e., hiring, assignment, training, motivation, evaluation, promotions, discipline, and termination of restaurant management personnel. Responsible for D.O. development, evaluation, training and discipline.
Brian Ludwig-  Education:
Jan 1, 1980 - Jan 1, 1983
University of South Florida
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Tampa, FL 33620
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success serving Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee.
Brian Ludwig- Charitable Activities:
Participated in Leukemia society "100 holes of golf" for 6 years raising over $50,000 in donations.
Brian Ludwig- Interests:
Fishing, Golf, Running and Frisbee, Documentary films, Alternative music and sports radio, Favorite vacation spots - Florida keys, All of Italy and any new adventure.  Business: Sustainability at all levels starting with employees, community and facility. 
Brian Ludwig- Groups and Organizations:
Leukemia and Lymphoma society in Central Florida, Boggy Creek camp of Central Florida, Camp Good Days in Tampa, Florida


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