Congratulations to Paul Acker, who was recently named Chief Financial Officer of Addison-based Fish City Grill and Half Shells. This is the first time in the company’s 24-year history to have a CFO.
“We have a strategic growth plan, and Paul brings a wealth of experience helping organizations successfully manage growth internally and through strategic franchisee initiatives,” said co-founder Bill Bayne in a recent press release.
Acker comes to Fish City Grill from Snappy Salads, where he also served as CFO. Additionally, Acker was co-founder and CFO for Waterloo Restaurant Ventures, Inc., which was the largest franchisee for Romano’s Macaroni Grill.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Southern Methodist University (where he earned his MBA), Acker is also a Navy veteran who has strong volunteer experience with United Way and Habitat for Humanity.
Founded in 1995, Fish City Grill and Half Shells are full-service neighborhood joints serving fresh seafood in a comfortable setting. Their tagline is “Friendly Folks. Serious Seafood.” They’re connected to and involved in their local communities and believe that at rue neighborhood restaurant belongs to the people. Fish City Grill has 18 locations throughout Texas, Arkansas, Florida and Oklahoma. In an effort to tread lightly on the world, Fish City Grill is committed to fisheries and vendors that are environmentally conscious and fish legally from sustainable waters. With ten consecutive years of positive same-store sales growth, Fish City Grill has growth plans to open 2-3 new restaurants annually.
Good luck to Acker as he embarks on this new position. We can’t wait to see how this beloved restaurant will continue to grow!