G-Companies is a collection of businesses and investments owned and operated
by the Glendenning Family Office (GFO) through its management company
G-Enterprises, Inc. G-Enterprises has specific expertise in the restaurant space where it manages its investment in three different brands across 18 states. Additionally, G-Enterprises manages the GFO real estate portfolio, a portfolio of publicly held securities and a group of alternative investments.
Doug Glendenning is the Principal Owner and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Glendenning is the Co-Chairman of Firebirds Woodfired Grill, a polished casual concept that he co-founded, and Viva Chicken, a rapidly growing fast casual upstart. He also served as a Board Member of Jimmy Johns Parent Company for nearly 10 years ending in 2016, with the successful sale of the concept to Roark Capital, but remains a large Jimmy Johns Franchisee.
In the public company arena, Mr. Glendenning served as Director, President and Chief Operating Officer of Lone Star Steakhouse throughout most of the 90’s. He was also a Director of the Hollywood Entertainment Corporation where he served as Chairman of the audit committee and the special committee that represented shareholders in the successful sale of the company in 2005.