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Joe Melton

Chief Operating Officer

Joe joined Mici in 2018 to oversee all aspects of Mici’s operation. He leads both corporate and franchise operations teams, oversees training, and manages Mici’s R&M program. Joe comes to Mici after a highly successful 24-year career at Outback Steakhouse. Joe started as a server in 1993 and held progressive roles of increasing responsibility including Service Tech, Food Tech, and Managing Partner. Joe was given the prestigious Managing Partner of the Year award four times and then achieved the #1 restaurant on the balanced scorecard out of 672 locations in the Outback system for two consecutive years. In Joe’s first stint as Joint Venture Partner, he spent two years turning around the Michigan/Ohio market from 45th in the company’s metrics to 5th. Joe spent much of his time at Outback Steakhouse working with key franchise partners and has a passion for providing support in the areas of restaurant growth, development, and marketing to generate top line growth and improve store margins. Joe lives in Castle Rock, CO. He spends winters skiing and summers perfecting his smoked brisket for backyard bbqs with wife Christine and children Sam, Tori, Mia and Mason.