FLIP Burger Boutique Names New CEO

There are some exciting new internal changes taking place at one of Atlanta's hottest restaurants and burger empires. FLIP Burger Boutique successfully found a niche and catered to customers who wanted an elevated burger restaurant. Now with other locations, accolades from press and customers, a new internal promotion has taken place at the innovative home of anything-but-ordinary burger and fries. Find out who got promoted to top brass at FLIP Burger Boutique. The upscale and modern FLIP burger boutique is pleased to introduce Rick Tasman as the new CEO. Rick Tasman is a seasoned restaurant executive with more than 35 years of proven successes with some of the most well known and respected brands in the industry, most notably his 14 years with PF Chang's.

Tasman was an integral part of their growth as a Market Partner, Regional Vice President and lastly as Chief Operating Officer. During that time, PF Chang's grew from 5 restaurants to over 200. He began his career with S&A Restaurants before joining startup Grady's American Grill (Brinker) as their first Area Director. From there, he landed a position with Boston Market serving as COO of BC Great Lakes. He has vast experience expanding restaurant concepts and has excelled in creating both structure and team building skills necessary to guide these companies to success. "With Tasman's experience and proven accomplishments in the industry, he will be a great addition to our executive team," said Ron Stewart, Chairman and Co-Founder of FLIP. "We are well situated in Atlanta and Birmingham, and we expect that growth to continue throughout the southeast.

Tasman's depth of experience, leadership acumen, and track record of success are exactly what the company needs as we move forward." Tasman's appointment comes right at the mark of another growth expansion for the company. With two locations in Atlanta and one in Birmingham, FLIP is set to open its fourth location in the Poncey Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta. Once complete, this FLIP location will feature a highly anticipated rooftop patio with open air dining and outdoor service options while the interior decor will speak to FLIP's strong, modern design esthetic. About FLIP Burger Boutique FLIP is a modern hamburger boutique offering "fine dining between two buns." The menu, developed by creative director Richard Blais, redefines the classic hamburger. Located in Atlanta and Birmingham, FLIP is a contemporary, hip space that incorporates elements of fine dining with a creative, raw energy.

Open for lunch and dinner daily. For more information call 404.352.FLIP or visit www.flipburgerboutique.com . FLIP burger boutique has been well received by national media and food critics. Fox News wrote that FLIP burger boutique is "one of the top 10 burger restaurants in the US." Maxim Magazine said FLIP is "one of the best lunches" and Food & Wine wrote that "Richard Blais's 'burger boutique' is mod, ambitious and delicious." Wine & Spirits praised the pricing of the menu and its unique ingredients. USA Today touted FLIP as one of the 10 best shakes in the country. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution described the menu as "fun," allowing Blais to "play with the whimsical goofiness that makes him, well, him." For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ profile page.