David Barr is currently Chairman of Your Pie, an investment partnership of Georgia Oak Partners. In addition, he sits on the Board of Directors of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (a NASDAQ restaurant company), BrightStar Care (a franchisor of home healthcare agencies), The Spice & Tea Exchange (a franchisor of spice and tea retail shops), Capriotti’s Sandwich Shops, Inc. (a franchisor of premium sandwich shops), Bistro Group (a large franchisee of TGI Friday’s), and PMTD Restaurants LLC (a franchisee of KFC).
Barr was previously the Chairman of Rita Restaurant Corp. (the owner and operator of Don Pablo’s Mexican Restaurants) from 2009 to 2014, the Chairman of The Jewellery Group ( the third largest retail jeweler in Australia) from 2011 to 2014, and the Chairman of Samuels Jewelers, Inc. (the United States’ 7th largest specialty retail jeweler) from 2000 to 2006. He has also previously held board positions at Mrs. Fields and TCBY, as well as Charles & Colvard. Barr began his career in Atlanta with Price Waterhouse (1986-1991) and then joined Pizza Hut, Inc. within its finance department (1991-1994). From 1994 to 1998, Barr was the CFO and then the CEO of Great American Cookies, a franchisor and operator of 367 mall based cookie stores. In 1998, Barr, on behalf of the shareholders, sold the Great American Cookies Company to Mrs. Fields.
Barr resides in the Atlanta metropolitan area with his wife, Cynthia. He sits on the Board of the International Franchise Association where he has been elected to the Executive Committee of the association. He also sits on the Advisory Board of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.