M E E T     T H E     T E A M

S O N N Y   C R U M P T O N 

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer


As co-founder of the Canyons Fresh Grill concept, Sonny helped develop and perfect the fusion of a great fresh menu with a cool, hip, active lifestyle.  He has more than 30 years of food and beverage industry experience, with 20 years spent in the franchising segment.  He served as VP of Store Development for Raving Brands restaurants, with a portfolio filled with some of the nation’s most exciting and appealing quick service restaurant brands including Moe’s Southwest Grill, Planet Smoothie, and Mama Fu’s Asian House. Sonny is a founding member of Moe’s Southwest Grill, and during his time with Moe’s, Sonny held the positions of VP of Franchise Development, and also as Senior VP of Operations for 365 locations nationwide.  He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a business management degree, and he loves the combination of fresh food, outdoor activities and prioritizing family and community connections.  Sonny works with new Canyons Fresh Grill franchisees to determine market appropriateness, site selection, and he is very involved in the build out, location launch, and oversight of ongoing operations. 

M A R K   C R U M P T O N 

Co-Founder & President

  • Co-founder of Canyon’s Fresh Grill

  • Mark brings more than 35 years experience in the technology field

  • 60+ years in retail customer-based businesses to guide the organization

  • He enjoys sharing his experience in sales, marketing, branding, and technology

  • Previous franchise partner in the fast casual restaurant concept Planet Smoothie

  • As a native of Warner Robins, GA, Mark and his father opened ten retail shoe stores across Georgia

  • Passionate about continuing the tradition of a family owned and locally operated business

  • Mark will guide unit growth and expansion strategies

  • Mark has a passion for food, football, outdoor activities; he loves his family and community

N I C K   S H E L T O N

Director of Systems

Nick’s role as director of operations with Canyons Fresh Grill is to develop and implement procedures, policies and ensure high standards for the brand. He is committed to the Canyons Fresh Grill culture, as he understands its value in the equation for success.  Prior to joining the franchise team, he spent four years with the Sedgwick Restaurant Group as GM of Aspens Signature Steaks, overseeing all aspects of operations.  Nick helps new franchisees in onboarding the dining room operations, specifically with training of front of house managers. 

G R E G   G O N Z A L E Z

Director of Operations

  • Greg is the go-to-guy for franchisees with all onsite operational needs

  • Greg has more than 25 years of experience in the food service industry

  • he is seasoned to provide solutions and professional development support to help franchisees be successful

  • he was Manager for California Dreaming in Kennesaw, GA

  • Greg was responsible for operations, food preparation, ordering, inventory tracking, menu development

  • He has a passion for mentoring team members to develop their best self

  • a leadership style that weaves the guest experience into every consideration

  • Greg’s background includes restaurant manager, server trainer, crew trainer, store opener, and more

  • during his tenure at fast paced restaurants including Olive Garden, Mancino’s, Uncle Bud’s, and McDonald’s

  • He holds the ServSafe certification for food and beverage safety from the National Restaurant Association.

B E N   M I L A M

Kitchen Chef

In his role as kitchen chef, Ben is responsible for the day to day, back of house operations for Canyons Fresh Grill, including scheduling, budgeting and training. During his twenty years of kitchen and restaurant experience he has worked in short order kitchens and diners, country clubs, and fine dining establishments. Ben provides kitchen manager training, instructing food quality safety standards, new product development and onsite evaluations for Canyons Fresh Grill corporate locations; he will do the same for new franchisees.

C A R S O N   H A T C H

Vice President of Development

  • University of West Georgia Graduate

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management / Focus in Strategic Business Management

  • Experience in account managing, commercial construction manufacturing, customer service, and serving

  • Passion for exceeding customer expectations and providing a unique and memorable dining experience

  • Carson has moved fluidly into the role of welcoming guest into Canyons Fresh Grill and making sure they can’t wait to come back

K E L L Y   C R U M P T O N

Social Media & Marketing Manager

  • University of West Georgia Graduate

  • Public Relations and Marketing Major

  • Experience in event planning, project managing, marketing, and graphic design

  • Specializes in growing social media platforms, creating graphics for advertising, and building a cohesive brand

  • Her mission is to create an atmosphere and online image that makes customers want to come back again and again 



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downtown WDSTK

335 Chambers Street

Woodstock, GA 30188