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Meet our curated team of business owners, operations managers, developers, managers, and chefs to help get you going!











Sonny Crumpton   co-founder and CEO

  • Develop and perfected Canyons' fusion of a great fresh menu with a cool, hip, active lifestyle

  • 30 years of food and beverage industry experience, with 20 years spent in the franchising segment

  • VP of Store Development for Raving Brands restaurants (Moe’s Southwest Grill, Planet Smoothie, and Mama Fu’s Asian House)

  • Founding member of Moe’s Southwest Grill

  • VP of Franchise Development for Moe's Southwest Grill

  • Senior VP of Operations for 365 Moe's locations nationwide

  • University of Georgia graduate with a business management degree

As the Canyon’s Fresh Grill welcomes new franchisees to the family, Sonny will determine market appropriateness, site selection, and aid the build out, location launch, and oversight of ongoing operations. 

Mark Crumpton   co-founder and president

  • Co-founder of Canyon’s Fresh Grill

  • Mark brings more than 35 years experience in the technology field

  • 60+ years in retail customer-based businesses to guide the organization

  • He enjoys sharing his experience in sales, marketing, branding, and technology

  • Previous franchise partner in the fast casual restaurant concept Planet Smoothie

  • As a native of Warner Robins, GA, Mark and his father opened ten retail shoe stores across Georgia

  • Passionate about continuing the tradition of a family owned and locally operated business

  • Mark has a passion for food, football, outdoor activities; he loves his family and community


As the Canyon’s Fresh Grill welcomes new franchisees to the family, Mark will guide unit growth and expansion strategies.

Matt Andrew   COO & Chief Development Officer 

  • Founder and CEO of Uncle Maddio's Pizza (50 unit fast casual pizza franchise)

  • Brand Leader & President for Moe’s Southwest Grill

  • Founding member of Moe’s Southwest Grill

  • Oversaw the franchise system for 365 Moe's locations nationwide

  • ​25+ years of franchise executive management experience

  • University of Florida graduate with a financial management degree

Greg Gonzalez   director of operations

  • 25+ years in the food service industry

  • Previous experience as manager and kitchen manager for California Dreaming in Kennesaw, GA

  • Has held roles such as restaurant manager, server trainer, crew trainer, store opener, and more, during his tenure at fast paced restaurants including Olive Garden, Mancino’s, Uncle Bud’s, and McDonald’s

  • ServSafe certified for food and beverage safety from the National Restaurant Association

Kelly Hatch   social media & marketing director

  • University of West Georgia Graduate

  • Public Relations and Marketing Major

  • Experience in event planning, project managing, marketing, and graphic design

  • Specializes in growing social media platforms, creating graphics for advertising, and building a cohesive brand

  • Passion for food and keeping our menu relative and exciting for customers 

  • Her mission is to create an atmosphere and online image that makes customers become Canyons regulars

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