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Chris Lewellen

Lew's Grill & Bar
President
Bringing a unique perspective to the hospitality industry, Chris Lewellen worked in reverse learning his expertise in the bar restaurant business as a customer first then an owner operator. At an early age he worked and managed his family sports retail stores and learned the marketing business as director and campaign manager at a very successful political marketing company. Lewellen then decided to quit his job for his dream of owning his first bar with his brother, Andy. They had zero restaurant industry experience between them, but Lewellen’s strong business, marketing background, and hands on experience were able to learn the business from the ground up. Their first concept Lew’s Grill & Bar was an immediate success and now their company owns three concepts along with investments in commercial real estate in and around their businesses. They also own successful trademarks for “Das Boot” and other proprietary names associated with their concepts.