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DRG Promotes Hanson to VP Role

Multiconcept operator Davidson Hospitality Group promoted Bill Hanson to vice president, food and beverage within Davidson Restaurant Group, the company’s dedicated food and beverage operating vertical. He previously served as corporate director of food and beverage operations for DRG.

Prior to joining DRG in 2018, Hanson launched the food and beverage division of Milkboy in Philadelphia. Milkboy started as a recording studio which eventually led to the opening of a restaurant, bar, coffeehouse, and live music venue. Subsequent locations were opened in Philadelphia and College Park Maryland. Earlier in his career, Hanson led operations and openings with Stephen Starr, including Buddakan, Alma de Cuba, Continental Midtown and Washington Square.

“Since joining the Davidson family in 2018, Bill and the DRG team have played an integral role in the transition of more than 60 hotel transitions growing from 80 restaurants and bars to 230 at present – plus banquets and catering,” said Davidson Restaurant Group Senior Vice President Greg Griffie. “Based on Bill’s steadfast leadership and dedication, the company’s food and beverage culture has shifted to a truly inspired entrepreneurial, restaurant-focused operation.”