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David Barr

David Barr

Founder and Chair
PMTD Restaurants

David Barr sits on the board of directors for public and private entities in the restaurant and jewelry industries. Restaurants include Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouses, Sullivan’s Steakhouses, Mrs. Fields Cookies, TCBY, and Don Pablo’s Mexican Grill. In the jewelry industry, he is Chair of the Mazzacchelli’s and Zamel’s brands in Australia, which have more than 130 retail locations, and in the U.S. he is on the Board of Directors of Charles & Colvard. He also is the founder and Chair of PMTD Restaurants and its affiliates, the franchisee and operator of 23 KFC and Taco Bell restaurants. During 2011 and 2012, he has been a frequent speaker on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its expected impact on the retailing, specifically the restaurant sector. In an attempt to educate lawmakers on the impact of the ACA on small businesses, David has met with senators, congressmen, and been in a press conference with Senators McConnell and Rubio. Most recently, he has met with White House and Treasury officials to discuss the impact of the ACA on restaurant jobs. He has spoken publicly on the healthcare issue with Neil Cavuto on Fox News, and on Fox & Friends. He has been written about in the New York Times, Fortune magazine online, International Business Times, and the Washington Examiner. 


Brands: KFC, Taco Bell

Recent Articles Featuring David Barr

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Videos Featuring David Barr

Multi-Unit Franchising Conference: 2018
Legislation & Impact on Franchisee Business
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Multi-Unit Franchising Conference: 2015
Planning Infrastructure for Growth
Multi-Unit Franchising Conference: 2015
Planning Infrastructure for Growth
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