Steve Weis, Vice President of Development
Steve Weis has nearly 30 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. He joined the Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) family in 2015 and currently serves as the company’s vice president of development.
In his role, he focuses on new restaurant development, locating new restaurant sites, analyzing how to improve current locations, and overall expansion of the company.
With vast knowledge of real estate and restaurant operations, Weis brings a specific expertise to the CMR executive team and is able to not only solve potential problems, but also help the company grow. He approaches every restaurant decision from a guest’s perspective asking questions, including: “How can we make this work best from a guest’s experience and for our associates? Will the guests like this location? From an operations perspective, can the company afford this concept?”
Prior to CMR, Weis most recently served as president of Max & Erma’s for nearly three years where he helped the company turnaround sales efforts. From 2004 to 2010, Weis was the regional vice president of Thomas & King, one of the largest franchise organizations for Applebee’s. He has owned a restaurant company, was senior vice president of operations for Jillian’s Entertainment, and has held restaurant leadership roles with KFC and Domino’s Pizza.
Weis graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public communication from The American University in Washington D.C. He currently serves on the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus and previously served on the boards of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission and the Dream Factory of Greater Ohio and on a committee for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.
Weis resides in Powell, Ohio, with his wife, Bridget, their two children, and two dogs. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and going to Columbus Crew games – he has been a season ticket holder for five years and hasn’t missed a single home game.