James enjoys working shoulder to shoulder, in cross functional teams, to build and exceed desired outcomes. He believes every day we are given an amazing opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives around us and become the best versions of ourselves. Let's make the most of it. Spread Joy, Enrich Lives, Serve Others!
James Kahler has over two decades of experience in operations, starting with his service in the US Navy. He is a former award winning multi-unit operatorwith Moe’s Southwest Grill®, where he served as a Franchise Partner / Director of Operations. After 8 years with Moe’s Southwest Grill®, James was recruited away to join Chicken Salad Chick®, in their early stages of development, as a Franchise Business Consultant, by Founders Stacy and Kevin Brown.
James played an instrumental role in the brand’s rapid growth from 38 locations, to over 200, while opening 42 new restaurants during his tenure. He developed a number of best practices and procedures, while focusing on developing, coaching, and mentoring top producing restaurant owners and management teams.
James consistently creates cultures that attract and retain the best talent by developing and nurturing his client's teams, who in turn, empathetically serve their guests.