10th Annual Entrepreneur Lecture Series

Dan Fitzpatrick

Daniel B. Fitzpatrick is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Quality Dining, Inc. Founded in 1981; Quality Dining has evolved from two Burger Kings to a diversified restaurant holding company.

The organization operates more than 175 restaurants, including Burger Kings, Chili’s Grill and Bar, and Papa Vino’s restaurants.

Quality Dining is in the top 200 food service companies in the country, the top 15 of franchise restaurant organizations in the country and is one of Indiana’s largest private companies with a revenue base of more than $300 million.  Quality Dining employs more than 7,000 people.

Fitzpatrick was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, and is a graduate of the University of Toledo.  In 1996, he was honored as one of Indiana’s Entrepreneurs of the Year and the Operator of the Year Award from the National Restaurant Association.

Lecture Series Fitzpatrick has spoken at

2008 - "Franchisor / Franchisee"

2007 - "Corporate Franchising"