Daddy’s Chicken Shack Appoints Dave Liniger Jr. as CEO and Tony Adams as President
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Daddy’s Chicken Shack Appoints Dave Liniger Jr. as CEO and Tony Adams as President

Fast Growing Chicken Concept Poised for Nationwide Expansion with Stacked Executive Team

April 24, 2024 // // CASTLE ROCK, Colo. – Daddy’s Chicken Shack, the QSR concept dedicated to serving up good livin’ and better chicken, announced today two new promotions within their 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 just 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,” said Dave Liniger Jr., CEO of Daddy’s Chicken Shack. “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.

The immediate focus of the Daddy’s Chicken Shack executive team lies in driving growth through new and existing territories, whilst supporting current franchisees as they prepare to open locations across the country. The brand’s newest openings in Colorado and Texas have proven to be resounding successes, with the grand openings creating local media buzz that garnered around-the-block lines from eager customers.

Ideal franchise candidates have a desire to provide quality, fresh ingredients to customers along with the idea of leveraging an unforgettable experience in bringing people together. The brand aims to attract individuals and groups with previous restaurant experience and who resonate with the brand’s values of bringing sunshine to communities by honoring inclusivity, good food and a memorable guest experience. To learn more about available franchise opportunities, visit

About Daddy’s Chicken Shack

Daddy’s Chicken Shack was born out of a love for good people and even better chicken sandwiches. Owned by Area 15 Ventures, LLC and overseen by REMAX co-founder Dave Liniger, Daddy’s Chicken Shack has grown from a single location to over 100 units in development thanks to its commitment to bringing unique flavors and a touch of sunshine to each community it's situated in. With an emphasis on an elevated, chef-driven menu, tech-enabled operations and flavor profiles fit for a king, Daddy’s Chicken Shack is poised to become your neighborhood’s next go-to spot.

About Daddy’s Franchising

The Daddy’s Chicken Shack Regional Developer Program provides qualified entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop a market with 1M or more in population by opening at least one location and having independent franchisees within the territory. Regional Developers derive income from soliciting qualified franchisees and ongoing support to independent franchisees within their territory.

About Area 15 Ventures, LLC

Area 15 Ventures is a Colorado-based private equity business owned by the Liniger family and highly skilled friends and employees. The private ownership allows for quick decisions and providing personal support and development. The focus is on emerging franchisors and high growth businesses that require an investment to scale their opportunity to the next level and benefit from the team’s experience in franchising both RE/MAX and Motto Mortgage. The Area 15 Ventures team bring vast experience in business development, marketing, franchise sales, Zee/Zor relationships, training and international expansion. For more information, please visit

SOURCE Daddy’s Chicken Shack


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