A shared passion for food and hospitality by owners Rodney Savoy and Robert Gagnard resulted in the creation of Double R Restaurant Group, LLC in 2011. Double R seeks to create a portfolio of restaurant concepts that represent value with a focus on fresh and comforting food. It is the mission of Double R to create a positive and collaborative work environment for our team members while delivering exceptional dining experiences to each guest who walks through our doors.
Robert and Rodney’s entrance into the hospitality industry began in 2006 with the purchase of Café Roma, a neighborhood-friendly Italian restaurant in Lafayette, La. The name was later changed to Romacelli Bistro e Vino, which serves fresh, Italian cuisine with a Cajun flair. Since 2006, two more Romacelli’s have opened in the Lafayette area, and future growth plans are to expand throughout Louisiana.
After many trips to the beaches of Destin, FL, Rodney’s interest was drawn to the breakfast, brunch, and lunch concept of Another Broken Egg Cafe. The first purchase of an Another Broken Egg franchise was in Baton Rouge, LA towards the end of 2011 and was the event that established Double R as a company. Today, Double R currently operates Another Broken Egg locations in much of the Southeast, including the Carolinas, Georgia, Texas, and Florida.
The Double R Experience
The success of Double R can be directly linked to our culture that puts an emphasis on always making sure that we are taking care of those on our teams who are responsible for creating memorable guest experiences. Our belief is that from the time a customer enters the front door to the time they leave the cafe, they should feel like being on holiday and as comfortable as they would in their own home. The attention to detail from a welcoming atmosphere to high quality food and an engaged team are just as important as great, hospitable service. With that in mind, it is our neverending goal to earn guests for life.
We know that if you choose to dine with us, you will enjoy our food as much as we do. Double R is committed to developing our brand under the same principles instilled from the start: great value, excellent food and exceptional hospitality. Bon Appetit!
Jon VeselinovskiTerritory Manager I Dallas Fort Worth
Growing up, quite literally, in the back of our family restaurant in Michigan since before I could walk, restaurants have always been in my DNA. I used to come home from school and go straight to the family shop to help with dishes, cook, serve, or work the register. I learned many principles like work ethic, sacrifice, and humility. Serving others was instilled into me at a very young age and is a core value of mine to this day. The business behind the restaurant had always intrigued me, so I studied Management at Central Michigan University. I followed that curiosity to stops including managing concessions at a Minor League Baseball stadium to managing multi-unit independent restaurants.
Some of the many reasons I was drawn to Double R Restaurant Group are the company’s roots in genuine Southern Hospitality, the passion for our people including our team and guests, and the made from scratch food and cocktail offerings. My passions include cooking, leadership, teaching and coaching, so it’s a very natural and perfect fit with Double R Restaurant Group. I love developing our people and seeing them grow and reach their potential. “Leaders Eat Last” is a quote I heard some years ago that has stuck with me and embodies what I strive for, to make sure everyone from guests to our team members are happy and taken care of before myself. I’m excited to be a part of such a great company and look forward to seeing you at one of our locations!
Bryan RambergTerritory Manager | North Carolina
I have been in the hospitality industry my entire life. I began bussing tables at the age of sixteen and quickly fell in love with the fast paced environment the industry had to offer. I've had the luxury of working almost every position in the restaurant while doing so in fine dining, full service & QSR. After being born and raised in Michigan, I have also lived in Arizona and North Carolina. I enjoy developing people into great leaders through empowering the people who work for me, being fully engaged in their needs, utilizing systems & procedures, building staff morale, and raising the standard on customer satisfaction.
I started my journey with Double R in May 2019. I was very interested in Another Broken Egg because of its scratch kitchen concept. Great food is an extreme passion of mine as well as spending time with my wife & two children, sports & anything outdoors. I was happy that Double R offered a good work/life balance opportunity that shared the same core values that I too have been taught throughout my career. Putting people first is something that Double R preaches and I'm a firm believer that having the right people is the key to success. I am proud to work for a company who values & appreciates the people who work day in and day out to make our customers leave with a smile on their faces.
Joe GillieTerritory Manager | The Carolinas
I began my love of the restaurant business as a college sophomore studying accounting at North Carolina State University. I funded my college education by working in operations, mostly back-of-house roles, as line cook, production leader, and kitchen manager in casual dining restaurants. I also worked as a server, bar-back, and bartender. In the years since, I have worked in QSR, fast-casual, and polished casual concepts.
I started my journey with Double R in July of 2018 and now hold the role of Territory Manager in the Carolinas. I initially was attracted to working for Another Broken Egg Café not only because of the unique and exciting menu but also because of the quality of life of working only days and being able to be with my family at nighttime. After meeting the leadership team, I realized how aligned Double R was with my own personal values and principles.
It is extremely rewarding to work for Double R, a company that truly empowers its people and embodies the company’s values and principles daily. I am excited to be an integral part of such a highly competitive team that values the contributions of each and every team member.
Mike GravesTerritory Manager | Atlanta
I have been in the hospitality business my entire life. I started working in my father’s restaurant when I was ten years old, learning at an early age that I was passionate for food, beverage and the business itself. I continued in the restaurant industry throughout high school and college; in fall of 2012, one of my mentors gave me an opportunity to help open Another Broken Egg Cafe in the Atlanta area. I assisted with the opening of our Alpharetta cafe, then moved on to open our Vinings location as the General Manager. I was given the offer to serve as an area support manager and am now serving as the Territory Manager of the Atlanta market. As TM, I oversee and assist in the operation for our ABE locations in Atlanta, focused on the growth and development of our brand and people.
Working for Double R has been a challenging and rewarding experience. Having the evenings to spend with family has improved my quality of life, which is extremely hard to find in the restaurant business. I am blessed to work with an amazing team of operators, that strive to give every guest a first class dining experience, everyday. I am passionate about driving my team to give great results.
Michelle LoganTerritory Manager | SW Florida
My hospitality career started early. I have been in the industry for most of my adult life and find it to be both exciting and rewarding. The fact that I was given the opportunity to start my career with Double R Restaurant Group as a General Manager of our first Another Broken Egg Cafe South Florida location, on the island of Siesta Key Beach, has been a life changing experience. I have been fortunate to work with a great team in Siesta Key, and that commitment from that team has allowed me to grow to my current role. That team continues to be committed to excellent operations and building the brand. As we continued to grow our team and consistently deliver results in Siesta Key, we became a Certified Training Store. I am privileged to have trained and built relationships with many of our managers through the training program. With the growth of Double R, I was recognized for my hard work and dedication, becoming a District Manager and, most recently, a Territory Manager of West Florida.
I originally sought to work at Another Broken Egg Cafe for the quality of life and found much more with Double R. The hours of operation for ABE allow me to be with my son every night for dinner and bedtime. I have found a true work/life balance and, for that, I am forever grateful! My passion for Double R extends to our commitment to exceptional service, quality food and the growth of our people. No day is ever the same in the restaurant business, but through hard work and dedication Double R does offer a path to success. I am so thrilled to be a part of an amazing company!
Andrea LaCourDirector of Marketing
Welcome to Double R! My name is Andrea LaCour and as the Marketing Coordinator and Guest Experience Leader I have the privilege of developing and communicating all marketing efforts while instilling a fun and relaxed culture that is rooted in guest centered service and true appreciation of the talents of every team member. Being a southern gal myself whose best memories have always involved great food and company, I am constantly inspired by the lasting impact that a delicious meal coupled with genuine hospitality can have on our guest’s lives. This passion to truly connect and make memorable moments pushes me to discover ways that we can continue to go above and beyond for all who work for us and visit our Cafes!
Randy DanielDirector of Operations | Romacelli
After close to 20 years with another restaurant group, rising through the ranks of hourly and management positions, I decided it was a time for a change. When I began talking with Double R Restaurant Group, I saw an opportunity to join a young company that believes wholeheartedly in their people. Working in Double R for a year, my initial impression was true: we take care of our people. While Double R is a profit driven company, we believe that in taking care of our people our people will take care of us.
As Territory Manager of Louisiana, I oversee multiple concepts within Double R: Another Broken Egg Café, Romacelli Bistro e Vino, and Pour. It is incredibly rewarding to empower our people to effectively operate their restaurants, encouraging them to deliver superior service and food every day. I support my team with proper training and development, and a focus of always putting our people—both customer or employee—first.
There is no better feeling in the world then knowing you have made someone’s day a little better. I believe that if we truly care about our guests, making them and our people the most important thing, we will always succeed. It is my daily goal that any guest or team member that I interact with leaves happier then when they walked in the door.
Michael McDonald Director of Operations | Another Broken Egg Cafe
My life in the hospitality business began as soon as I could get a job. As long as I can remember I have been serving guests. During my time as a student at Louisiana State University I worked in restaurants learning everything I could about the business including bussing tables, serving, prepping food, and bartending. I graduated in 2001 with a degree in Marketing and was quickly recruited by a college friend to stay within the industry. In 2003 I began my career with Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers.
Over 14 years with Raising Cane’s I moved up the ranks from an Hourly Manager and eventually to Regional Vice President. During my time I was able to lead the Operations of over 90 restaurants, 6 Area Directors, and lead Franchise Operations all while directly working with the support office and the executive team to drive successful and profitable restaurants.
Early 2019 I felt led to search for an opportunity where I could share my experience with a new team and give back to others. If I learned anything in my career it is that people are our greatest asset, and I cannot be any prouder to be part of an organization like Double R that shares my passion for people. Here at Double R we offer great work-life balance paired with a great culture and a passion for excellence.
Dana BabinChief Financial Officer
One day a few years ago, I became acquainted with the President of Double R Restaurant Group through a mutual friend. At the time, I was working in a bank as a Financial Reporting Manager; I was very intrigued with the restaurant industry and the financial leadership needed by a young company. The genuine way in which Stuart spoke of his team compelled me to take a leap of faith and I joined on; I am so glad that I did. Food and customer service is way more exciting than interest rates!
I am responsible for all aspects of accounting, budgeting, cash management, and financial analysis for our many restaurant locations. My team works tirelessly to ensure payables, payroll, and financial statements are delivered accurately and in a timely fashion. The best part of my day is hearing stories about how we made a customer’s day; the stories give each dollar a name.
Mike GuidrozChief Operating Officer | RR Company
Michael Guidroz joined the RR Company team in 2013 as the Chief Operating Officer. He has an extensive financial background with past positions at Iberia Bank, Whitney Bank and Business First Bank.
Robert Gagnard is a Founding Partner in RR Company, River Ranch Development, Sugar Mill Pond and Southern Lifestyle Development. His background is in medical technology and business management. Robert was responsible for developing and operating over 125 blood plasma collection centers throughout the United States, through several companies. After several company sales, retired from active participation in plasma center businesses in 2010. He is now actively involved in creativity of developments, marketing and high level management. Robert seeks new opportunities for RR Company and its affiliates.
Rodney SavoyManaging Partner
Rodney is Managing Partner of RR Company of America, LLC, a diverse holding company that has majority ownership interests in real estate development, commercial and multi-family residential rental real estate, property management, a restaurant development company, and other various smaller business investments. He was a practicing CPA for 25 years primarily focused in business management and consulting. Rodney retired from active practice in 1996 to pursue real estate developments and other business interests including development of blood plasma collection companies with locations across the United States. After multiple sales of various plasma companies, he retired from the plasma business in 2010. He then ventured into the restaurant business - first, with City Club at River Ranch (private health/tennis/restaurant) in 2002, followed by the establishment of Double R Restaurant Group and the opening of their first concept, Romacelli, in 2007 (now operating in three locations). Double R is currently the largest franchisee of Another Broken Egg Cafe, a southern-inspired breakfast, brunch and lunch concept, with 32 Cafes operating in Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee and Florida. Most recently, the restaurant group acquired their newest concept, POUR Restaurant & Bar, that currently has 1 location in Louisiana. Rodney is the Financial Managing Member of Southern Lifestyle Development.