President & Chief Executive Officer
Roland is the founder and CEO of WKS Restaurant Group. He began building the company in 1987 with one restaurant and one brand. Today, with the help of very talented and dedicated team members in the restaurants and support center, WKS has grown to six brands operating in 19 states with 10,000+ employees. He is proud to operate these iconic brands which offer great food & great value to our guests. Roland believes each of our restaurants should be operated with passion and commitment. He has enjoyed watching the success of many, many team members who grow their careers and families through the business. Roland is blessed with his amazing and supportive wife Sandee, six great children, and fourteen wonderful grandchildren. He is often heard saying that he doesn’t work, because when you love what you do, it isn’t work…it is a form of joy!