Allen Tharp is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Allen Tharp LLC, of San Antonio, Texas and Olde England?s Lion and Rose British restaurant and pubs, as well as a minority partner in a chain of quick service chicken restaurants called Golden Fried Chick. Tharp also runs a small construction company that Allen Tharp?s endeavors provide over 800 jobs to San Antonians.
Allen Tharp LLC is a small company with approximately 650 employees . He founded this company in 1985 and has specialized expertise in many areas of the hospitality industry.
Allen Tharp LLC currently is responsible for operating a large, complex management and staffing contract for the military, specializing in professional food and equipment management contracts. Tharp?s company serves almost one million high quality meals per month to local military personnel.
Mr. Tharp?s technical expertise is manifested in the many years of accolades for outstanding contract performance that his company has received from the military and successfully competes against competitors like Marriott, Aramarc, Moor?s Cafeterias, Southern Food Services, etc?
Allen Tharp has also founded and developed a chain of British Restaurant/pubs called Olde England?s Lion and Rose, with around 150 employees in San Antonio. Tharp designed the Lion and Rose to replicate some of the finest pubs in London. Tharp was responsible for developing all operational aspects of the restaurant, from implementing a rigorous training system for all Lion and Rose employees to incorporating the best traditional British and American recipes, as well as all architectural and design aspects.
Tharp?s latest project is Golden Fried Chick, in which he purchased a minority interest with the intentions of not only expanding the concept in Texas, but also to take GFC to several regions in Asia including China.
Mr. Tharp has served as a liaison for Government and Legislative Affairs. He has also served as a speaker at various restaurant industry conferences and is an active member of the President?s forum.
A 1981 graduate of the University Of Texas Permian Basin, with a B.A. in political science, he was Suma Cum Laude and a member of the Dean?s honor role. He also minored in languages: Spanish and Russian and worked on a Masters in Business and attended the University of Irvine in California.