Thad JoinerChief Executive Officer, Managing Partner
- Hometown: Lilburn, GA
- Lives in: Braselton, GA
Despite my desire to be a fordhook, I am without a doubt a coffee bean: a morning man who gets 90% of his work done prior to noon, full of energy and packing a big punch whether you want it or not.
Thad was born and raised in Gwinnett County, Georgia, and still lives there with his wife, Emily, and two children, Trace and Mia. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves while attending Valdosta State University.
Thad founded his first company, TS Express, and bought his first restaurant at age 21. It quickly grew and he sold to partners after just one year.
After selling in 1997, Thad moved back to Atlanta and began his career with The Winston Group, a Golden Corral franchise group. There he served in many roles, opening seven locations over nine years and winning many awards, including the National Sales Volume Increase award three times.