Joey's Management Team
Joe, with his wife, Theresa, opened the very first Joey's Seafood Restaurant in 1985; their first foray into the seafood restaurant business. Always the visionary, Joe is a charismatic leader who consistently develops new strategies to grow and expand the Joey's franchise business. Today, with more than 31 years of experience, and 46 Joey's locations in Canada, Joe remains very "hands-on" in overseeing the company. Joe also believes strongly in giving back to the community in which he achieved success. His philanthropic endeavors go far beyond Joey's.
Dave has been in the franchise restaurant business for over 20 years, both as a franchisee of another successful franchise and as a Joey's franchisor. Dave first teamed up with Joe Klassen and Joey's Seafood Restaurants in 1989. Joe and Dave began franchising in 1992, and have never looked back. Dave's experiences as a restaurant chain owner and franchisee have been instrumental in the transformation of the company as it evolved into a national leader in the fast casual restaurant sector.
Andy has more than 30 years' experience in the restaurant industry, 21 of which have been with Joey's. He joined Joey's after national and international experience with a major multinational restaurant chain. Andy has a B.A. (Hons) in Psychology from Queen's University. Starting as a Regional Manager he helped grow the company from 32 restaurants. As President, Andy oversees Development, Operations, and Marketing of the Franchise Company, including Joey's Seafood Restaurants and the exciting new Joey's Urban Restaurants.
Vice-President of Business Development
Rob has over 15 years experience in the restaurant industry. Starting at an early age as a dishwasher and busboy in his families' restaurant in Vancouver, Rob has worked his way through the ranks in the industry. Rob managed several prominent restaurants in Vancouver, BC and Calgary, AB before coming to Joey's Franchising. Rob holds a Diploma in Business Finance and Investment Management from Langara College in Vancouver, BC. Rob first joined the Joey's team as a Special Projects Coordinator and later as a Regional Manager. Rob now oversees Franchise Development, Franchise Sales, and Construction. On a daily basis he works with potential franchisees and manages the behind the scenes construction for all renovations and new development, and is responsible for lease asset management.