President and CEO
Location: Charlotte, NC
At all of Showmars Restaurants’ more than 30 locations, there is minimal office space for managers. The result, says Konstantine Zitsos, is a communal work environment where everyone works side by side. This adds to the family environment that Showmars has always maintained, but also gives employees the sense that their potential for growth in the company is unlimited. Zitsos says many of the company’s current operating partners and managers began their careers long ago on the kitchen line. In addition to fostering professional growth in this way, Showmars has worked to create a nurturing and respectful work environment that offers flexibility to spend time with family, and the opportunity to focus on social responsibility.
“Treat your customers and employees as if they were sitting in yiayia’s (grandma’s) kitchen. Warmth, respect, honesty (and great food) are the foundations of any great relationship.”