Founder, President

Carrie Luxem

Founder, President & CEO

As a human resources professional with more than 15 years’ experience, Carrie has dedicated her entire career to helping restaurant owners and operators navigate the complexities of HR policy. Since founding Restaurant HR Group in 2010, her customized approach has reached dozens of clients, spanning the gamut from start-ups to more seasoned concepts. Because of her success with early-stage restaurants, she is often sought out to assist with the design and implementation of HR policies as well as design customized internal leadership programs.  For more than a decade, Carrie served as the Director of Human Resources for Potbelly Sandwich Works. She was a key player in the ten-year expansion of Potbelly, which included growing the chain from three restaurants in one market to more than 200 restaurants in ten markets. Carrie’s ability to develop and structure the company’s recruiting and HR functions greatly contributed to the company’s exponential growth. Carrie has been featured in Nation’s Restaurant News, Independent Restaurateur Magazine, and Entrepreneur. She has also been a guest on Chicago’s AM 560 Remarkable Radio.

Chief Operating

Meghan Griffiths

Chief Operating Officer

Meghan joined Restaurant HR Group in 2010, initially serving as the Director of HR with a focus on HR policy implementation and recruiting. Because of her insights and expertise, Restaurant HR Group experienced rapid growth, eventually landing Meghan in her current role as Vice President of HR. She’s passionate about nurturing client relationships and devising solutions that allow clients to reach their full capabilities and vision. Meghan also sources all of the internal talent for Restaurant HR Group, ensuring top-notch HR professionals are available for our clients.
Now, with more than a decade of experience addressing the restaurant industry’s specific HR needs, Meghan’s expertise falls into three primary categories: recruiting and staffing support, HR policy development, and payroll and benefits.
Previously, Meghan spent six years with Potbelly Sandwich Works, during which she developed a solid recruiting plan for the chain’s expansion. Thanks to her efforts, Potbelly grew from 35 stores to over 200 in just a few short years.

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