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About The Episodes
In this three part episode series, Rocky takes a trip down memory lane with four of his former employees, all of whom have gone on to serve as leaders within the Chick-fil-A Corporation. We are accompanied by Tim Douglass (Chick-fil-A Operator / Russellville, AR), Rob Kramer (Chick-fil-A Operator / Jacksonville, FL), John Francisco (Chick-fil-A Operator / Memphis, TN) and Kyle Brown (Chick-fil-A Interim Manager & Grand Opening Supervisor / Brownwood, TX). Each of them share their insight on what it was like to be lead by Rocky through out different stages of his leadership experience, as well as how they have been shaped into the leaders they are today.
Rob Kramer worked for Rocky from the years 1995 – 2000. His girlfriend at the time, now wife, was the first to work for Rocky. She soon convinced Rob to join the team. From that point on, Rob and Rocky’s relationship grew. Rob went on to become a leader himself, and is currently a Chick-fil-A Operator of the Jacksonville, FL – Regency Park location.
Kyle was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and soon moved to Clermont, Florida before he was even a year old. His father was a military background and was an absolute renaissance man, while his mother retired from her career to raise he and his brother, showing true commitment and care. He grew up battling Tourettes syndrome, which threw numerous obstacles at him all throughout his adolescence. Still, he was always active and involved with many sports, including Skateboarding and Basketball.
John grew up in Jacksonville, Florida with a twin brother and younger sister. He describes his parents as hard working blue collar people. His father is a plumber and his mother loves animals. When he was growing up, John would have to clean up after them as punishment. He credits this as the reason he’s not fond of pets as an adult. He also spend many summers working with his father in the attic during repipes. After floundering around for a couple years post high school, John met his girlfriend (now wife), Marybeth. It was she who convinced him to work for Chick-fil-A.