Larry Smith

Global Enterprise Partner

Following a 37-year career in the restaurant industry, Larry Smith was an Executive Vice President with Ritchie International Branded Resource Group, an industry leader for taking food products from concept to commercialization. Smith shepherded some of the top names in the food service industry through the brand development process.

In his restaurant career, Smith was an Operating Partner for Buckhead Mountain Grill, was part of the founding senior management team for Rally’s Hamburgers, and later became a member of the senior management team of Shoney’s Restaurants and a franchise owner with four restaurants.

In his 15+ years at ERA, Smith has led his clients to realize millions in savings while also serving the ERA organization in various leadership roles, such as serving for five years as Chairman of the Franchise Marketing and Advisory Committee.  He now also assists people interested in becoming ERA franchisees in their journey of discovery.