A lifelong restaurateur, DAN SIMONS is an effective and inspiring team leader with a knack for creative management and staff development, while delivering profitability and innovative branding. He is a frequent speaker at industry and educational events, able to translate his experience into tangible lessons for a wide range of audiences, including those beyond the hospitality industry. He has participated in the FranklinCovey Leadership Symposium and teaches an annual 7-week course at the George Washington University School of Business.
SIMONS and his partner, Mike Vucurevich, operate Farmers Restaurant Group, which includes Founding Farmers, Farmers Fishers Bakers, Farmers & Distillers, and Founding Spirits Distillery. Run like a big family operation, they give every employee their direct cell phone numbers and host quarterly trainings on company essentials, as well a life tools, such as time management. They invest time and money in their people, working to help them grow and prosper.
Connect with Farmer’s Restaurant Group entities:
- Founding Farmers DC:
- Montgomery County Founding Farmers:
- Founding Farmers Tysons:
- Farmers Fishers Bakers:
- Farmers & Distillers:
- Founding Spirits:
- Founding Farmers KOP:
- Founding Farmers First Bake Cafe & Creamery:
- Founding Farmers Reston: