Executive Team

John-Bean

JOHN BEAN, PRESIDENT/CEO

John alongside his mother, Myrrl Bean, and Harvey Seifert opened the first of the Eat With Us restaurants, Harveys, in 1982. John is responsible for the executive supervision of the company. He describes his job as “making sure everyone is doing his or her job.”

John attended Mississippi State University and enjoys following his alma mater’s sports teams and playing golf.

 
Robin Fant

ROBIN FANT, VICE PRESIDENT

Robin began his restaurant career at Bulldog Deli in 1981 while attending college at Mississippi State University and then purchased in 1984. He was one of the founders responsible for creating the McAlisters Deli concept in 1992. Robin partnered with the Beans in 1997 to create and open Sweet Peppers Deli locations thus joining the Eat With Us Group. Robin oversees workplace systems and technology as well as operations.

Robin attended Mississippi State University and enjoys working out, following College Athletics and family activities.

 
Bernard Bean

BERNARD BEAN, CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Bernard began working for his family’s restaurant business in 1982. He continues to supervise the daily operations of all the different restaurant concepts by encouraging store management and team members to “see what our guests see.”

Bernard enjoys running and following Mississippi State sports, the college from which he graduated.

 
Patrick Campeau

PAT CAMPEAU, PARTNER/AREA MANAGER OF FULL SERVICE

Pat began his career at the Eat With Us Group in 1983. He manages systems, specifications and quality compliance for the full-service restaurants within the organization. He enjoys the challenges of the restaurant business and the sense of accomplishment in seeing guests repeatedly enjoying their time spent in Eat With Us restaurants.

Pat attended Mississippi State University and graduated from the University of South Alabama. Pat enjoys following Bulldog sports as well as his family’s activities, tennis and tinkering with and restoring BMWs.

 
Robert Fort

ROBERT FORT, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Robert began working with Eat With Us Group in 1985 in accounting and financial planning. He is responsible for financial planning for the entire group.

Hunting, gardening and sporting events are among his favorite hobbies. He is a 1990 graduate of Mississippi State University.

 

BRYANT BEAN

Bryant joined the Eat With Us Group in 2018 and has worked in management at Sweet Peppers Deli, Bulldog Burger Company, and Harveys.  He graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Banking & Finance and worked in that profession for several years before joining the company.  He enjoys carrying out our mission of “Making Guests Happy & Creating Great Guest Memories.”

Bryant enjoys spending time with his wife & kids, golf, and MSU athletics.  

 

SHANNON MCPHERSON – DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING

Shannon began working for Eat With Us as a server in 2009, working her way up to assistant manager before starting her current job as Director of Sales & Marketing. She is responsible for coordinating all media and sales efforts for the Eat With Us concepts.

Shannon graduated from Mississippi State University. She enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and movies.

 
Meredith Fraser

MEREDITH FRASER, OFFICE MANAGER

A vital part of the Eat With Us Group, Meredith keeps business running smoothly. She began her employment in 2005. Her self-moniker, “Gal Monday through Friday,” is appropriate for her work in processing daily sales packets, coding and inputting invoices, supply requisitioning, overseeing the guest recovery program and managing online gift card orders.

Meredith spends her leisure time gardening, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She attended Heritage Academy and Mississippi State University.

 

ASHLEY WILSON – VP OF PEOPLE

Ashley began with Eat With Us in 2011 at Harveys in Columbus. She managed the restaurant for 6 years before starting her current role as Human Resources Director, involving recruiting, retention, and handling all payroll. 

Ashley graduated from Mississippi University for Women with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. She enjoys concerts, watching reality television and spending time with friends and family.

 
CharlottePhillips

CHARLOTTE PHILLIPS, CONTROLLER

A member of the team since 2000, Charlotte’s responsibilities include financial reporting, budgeting, accounts payable, tax compliance, asset management and maintenance and vendor management. One of her favorite aspects of working at the Eat With Us Group is that it is a “small but large” company that has provided her with many challenges and rewards throughout the years.

Charlotte holds a BS degree in accounting from Mississippi University for Women and an MBA from Mississippi State University. She enjoys traveling the U.S., golf, reading, camping, and spending time with her granddaughters.

 
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MATT BRONSKI, CORPORATE CHEF

Corporate Chef, Matt Bronski, is originally from Detroit, MI. He worked and trained under a European chef through the American Culinary Federation apprenticeship program and graduated in 1992 from the Oakland Community College in Farmington, MI. Matt has competed in the Culinary Olympics held in Europe. There he won gold in 1992, and silver in 1996 and 2000. Other accomplishments include achieving his Certified Executive Chef Certification.

Matt is a devoted Michigan Wolverines football supporter.

 

JOE WALLACE – SWEET PEPPERS CULINARY DIRECTOR

Chef Joe travels to all Sweet Peppers Deli locations and assists them in back of house operations. He is also responsible for menu research and development, COGS and labor improvements, along with training.

Joe has two degrees; one in Business Management and one in Culinary Arts. He loves cooking for his family and friends and playing softball.