Daddy’s Chicken Shack Promotes 2 Executives to CEO and President

by Katie Lee

Castle Rock, Colo. — Daddy’s Chicken Shack has made two new promotions within its executive team. Tony Adams, who previously served as the vice president and chief of staff for Area 15 Ventures, will now be taking on the role of president for Daddy’s Chicken Shack, while Dave Liniger Jr. transitions from president to CEO.

Adams and Liniger Jr. have been a part of Daddy’s Chicken Shack through Area 15 Ventures, the private equity firm that acquired the brand last year amidst a major growth surge. Area 15 Ventures is owned by Dave Liniger, co-founder and chairman of global franchise powerhouse RE/MAX, who will continue to serve as a chairman for the Daddy’s Chicken Shack brand.

“I’m thrilled to be taking on a new position with Daddy’s as the brand continues to grow and be recognized as a category disruptor,” says Liniger Jr. “Our regional development program has enabled us to drive widespread growth, and now as we look toward our robust pipeline of future openings, we are in a fantastic position to take this brand to new heights.”

Adams and Liniger Jr. both bring stacked backgrounds in business ownership operations, ranging across a diverse spectrum of industries like real estate investment, mortgage, mergers & acquisitions, casinos and more. The duo’s experience across a broad range of categories has primed them as the ideal pair to further elevate Daddy’s Chicken Shack as the brand continues to capture the attention of entrepreneurs and consumers alike for its pressure-cooked chicken and chef-driven menu.

Daddy’s Chicken Shack is owned by Area 15 Ventures, LLC and overseen by REMAX co-founder Dave Liniger. The QSR brand has grown from a single location to over 100 units in development. For more information, visit

Area 15 Ventures is a Colorado-based private equity business owned by the Liniger family and highly skilled friends and employees. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Daddy’s Chicken Shack

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