JOHN BEAN PRESIDENT/CEO
John alongside his mother, Myrrl Bean, and Harvey Seifert opened the first of the Eat With Us restaurants, Harveys, in 1982. John is responsible for the executive supervision of the company. He describes his job as “making sure everyone is doing his or her job.”
John attended Mississippi State University and enjoys following his alma mater’s sports teams and playing golf.
BERNARD BEAN CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
Bernard began working for his family’s restaurant business in 1982. He continues to supervise the daily operations of all the different restaurant concepts by encouraging store management and team members to “see what our guests see.”
Bernard enjoys running and following Mississippi State sports, the college from which he graduated.
ROBIN FANT VICE PRESIDENT / CTO
Robin began his restaurant career at Bulldog Deli in 1981 while attending college at Mississippi State University and then purchased in 1984. He was one of the founders responsible for creating the McAlisters Deli concept in 1992. Robin partnered with the Beans in 1997 to create and open Sweet Peppers Deli locations thus joining the Eat With Us Group. Robin oversees workplace systems and technology as well as operations.
Robin attended Mississippi State University and enjoys working out, following College Athletics and family activities.
PAT CAMPEAU PARTNER/AREA MANAGER OF FULL SERVICE
Pat began his career at the Eat With Us Group in 1983. He manages systems, specifications and quality compliance for the full-service restaurants within the organization. He enjoys the challenges of the restaurant business and the sense of accomplishment in seeing guests repeatedly enjoying their time spent in Eat With Us restaurants.
Pat attended Mississippi State University and graduated from the University of South Alabama. Pat enjoys following Bulldog sports as well as his family’s activities, tennis and tinkering with and restoring BMWs.
ROBERT FORT CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Robert began working with Eat With Us Group in 1985 in accounting and financial planning. He is responsible for financial planning for the entire group.
Hunting, gardening and sporting events are among his favorite hobbies. He is a 1990 graduate of Mississippi State University.
BRYANT BEAN PARTNER
Bryant joined the Eat With Us Group in 2018 and has worked in management at Sweet Peppers Deli, Bulldog Burger Company, and Harveys. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Banking & Finance and worked in that profession for several years before joining the company. He enjoys carrying out our mission of “Making Guests Happy & Creating Great Guest Memories.”
Bryant enjoys spending time with his wife & kids, golf, and MSU athletics.
MEREDITH FRASER OFFICE MANAGER
A vital part of the Eat With Us Group, Meredith keeps business running smoothly. She began her employment in 2005. Her self-moniker, “Gal Monday through Friday,” is appropriate for her work in processing daily sales packets, coding and inputting invoices, supply requisitioning, overseeing the guest recovery program and managing online gift card orders.
Meredith spends her leisure time gardening, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She attended Heritage Academy and Mississippi State University.
ASHLEY WILSON VP OF PEOPLE
Ashley began with Eat With Us in 2011 at Harveys in Columbus. She managed the restaurant for 6 years before starting her current role as Human Resources Director, involving recruiting, retention, and handling all payroll.
Ashley graduated from Mississippi University for Women with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. She enjoys concerts, watching reality television and spending time with friends and family.
CHARLOTTE PHILLIPS CONTROLLER
A member of the team since 2000, Charlotte’s responsibilities include financial reporting, budgeting, accounts payable, tax compliance, asset management and maintenance and vendor management. One of her favorite aspects of working at the Eat With Us Group is that it is a “small but large” company that has provided her with many challenges and rewards throughout the years.
Charlotte holds a BS degree in accounting from Mississippi University for Women and an MBA from Mississippi State University. She enjoys traveling the U.S., golf, reading, camping, and spending time with her granddaughters.
JORDAN TARTER Director of Sales and Marketing
Jordan began working for the Eat With Us Group as a server in 2017 at the Harveys Tupelo location. She then transferred to Harveys Starkville where she worked her way up to Dining Room Supervisor. Before starting her current role as the Director of Sales and Marketing in October of 2021, she interned with the VP of People, Ashley Wilson. She is responsible for coordinating all media and sales efforts for the Eat With Us Group.
Jordan graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Human Resources and Industrial Applications. She has a passion for people and loves everything do to with coffee, music, and her dog.
MATT BRONSKI CORPORATE CHEF
Corporate Chef, Matt Bronski, is originally from Detroit, MI. He worked and trained under a European chef through the American Culinary Federation apprenticeship program and graduated in 1992 from the Oakland Community College in Farmington, MI. Matt has competed in the Culinary Olympics held in Europe. There he won gold in 1992, and silver in 1996 and 2000. Other accomplishments include achieving his Certified Executive Chef Certification.
Matt is a devoted Michigan Wolverines football supporter.
DUSTON PRICE Sommelier | Beverage Director
Duston is a Mississippi native and a lifelong restaurant professional. Over two decades, he worked for restauranteurs in Memphis, Seattle, and Atlanta before returning to the Eat With Us Group.
Duston serves as the Beverage Director for all our full-service restaurants and has earned accreditation with the Court of Master Sommeliers. In his role, he selects gorgeous new wines, works with local breweries, and creates unique craft cocktails for all our menus. He also plans wine dinners and works closely with all our bar managers and bartenders to ensure our beverage programs provide guests with a unique and modern dining experience.