Co-founder & CEO of Four Foods Group Shares His Journey To owning Over 200 Restaurants & Managing Over 5200 Employees
Andrew began his career as an entrepreneur at the age of 23.
Over the past 2 decades, Smith has raised over $320 million in business funding, created over
16,000 jobs, and built and sold three technology businesses to private and public companies.
Today, Andrew leads Four Foods Group, a multi-brand restaurant operations company with 162
restaurants across the U.S. He is also a Managing Partner of Mercato Partners Savory Fund, a
private equity fund focused on emerging brands within the food & beverage industry.
Andrew was a recipient of the 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year® award, BusinessQ Magazine
2018 Entrepreneur of the Year, and recently was honored with BusinessQ’s Hall of Fame Award
Four Foods has been recognized as an Inc. fastest growing company the past 8 years.
Being a serial entrepreneur and selling his first 3 companies (5:27)
Dealing with adversity and learning just to hustle (13:30)
The power of having a mentor (14:10)
Positivity Breeds Success (15:56)
Transitioning from tech to restaurant (19:53)
What has found him the most success (25:15)
Finding the joy in the journey (38:43)