Mr. McPhail brings over 30 years of experience in the restaurant business to the 5280 Burger Bar management team. He is the former President and CEO of the Cozumel Restaurant Group, which has operated as El Arroyo since 1987. Under his direction, El Arroyo became one of Austin’s most recognizable and iconic restaurants and expanded to a second Austin location along with franchises in Houston, Dallas and New Orleans. Mr. McPhail sold the company in early 2012.
As the former owner and operator of a large restaurant group, Mr. McPhail provides expertise in staffing, purchasing, menu creation and design, inventory control, marketing and all other facets of the restaurant industry. Mr. McPhail is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (1976). He was named the Restaurateur of the Year by the Austin Junior League (2001) and has received the prestigious Carlyn Nelson Award for Civic Service. He is a currently a member of both the Texas and National Restaurant Associations and sits on the State of Texas Safekeeping Board of Trustees.
Mr. Redlinger brings over 15 years of entrepreneurial experience in property management and development to the 5280 Burger Bar management team. He is the founder and former President of Pioneer Ridge Management, a Steamboat Springs based property management firm sold to The Resort Group in 2006. In 2006 he founded Redlinger Properties, a Colorado based property development firm with projects in Steamboat Springs, Sacramento, California and Ajijic, Mexico.
As a manager and developer of high end resort properties, Mr. Redlinger provides expertise in marketing, design, rental management, construction management, sub-contractor relationships and leasing. He received his JD with an emphasis in Real Estate Law from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1995. In 2010 he was named the National Association of Custom Homebuilders Builder of the Year. His projects include the Over the Edge Chalet, recently named one of the top 10 rental properties in North America by Reuters/MSNBC.