Mike Davis is an accomplished hospitality and restaurant industry professional, with over 26 years of expertise in multiple facets of the restaurant business. While earning his B.S.B.A in hospitality management at Appalachian State University, he began his management career in the hotel and tourism industry in Blowing Rock, one of North Carolina's premier travel destinations.
His career then took him to Atlanta, where he became a unit director for the fast-casual restaurant concept Jason's Deli. After 12 years with Jason's Deli where he served a major role in the east coach growth and expansion of the company, Mike partnered with Robb Stamey as an operating partner with the Shane's Rib Shack of Charlotte franchise group, managing the operations of four stores throughout the Charlotte area. In addition to his partnership of 44 Mills, Mike is also the owner/founder of North State BBQ in Charlotte, NC.
Throughout his career, he has specialized in creating and developing great workplace culture, execution of large-scale catering events, enhancing guest experience, and implementing systems to ensure the highest levels of operational efficiency.
In addition to his expertise in restaurant operations, Mike has been a fixture in the Charlotte area nightlight scene over the past decade, both performing and booking entertainment in some of the region's most popular venues.
When not in one of his restaurants, Mike can be found supporting the area's constantly changing culinary and craft beer culture, passionately following his App State Mountaineers, or relaxing at his home in Tega Cay with his son, Hampton.