Dewey R. “Buddy” Brown currently owns and operates nearly 300 Hardee’s Restaurants, 10 Carl’s Jr.’s, 3 Dunkin Donuts, 1 Taco Bell and a Pizza Hut Express.

Buddy has been an Operator and Partner in Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s since 1998 and has been involved in restaurant operations for over 30 years from California, to Hawaii, to Colorado.

Buddy lived in Germany on an Air Force Base until he was 13, then moved with his family to Missouri where he attended high school and received his MBA from the University of Missouri.  He then headed to California to begin his career.

He now lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife, Lisa, and daughter, Emma. The Browns are big animal lovers as well, as they have 2 dogs, a cat, lots of chickens and 7 rescue horses.

Some Interesting Facts About Buddy:

  • Favorite Color: Purple
  • Favorite Food: Hamburger
  • Place He Would Most Like to Visit: Ireland
  • Favorite Hobby: Golf
  • Childhood Dream Job: Pilot
  • Little Known Fact: Buddy was born in Tripoli, Libya in Northern Africa.