Founders Group International Hires Paul Zito As Director Of Food & Beverage
Industry Veteran Will Enhance Dining Experience at FGI’s 22 Clubhouse Restaurants
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Founders Group International, one of the leading golf course ownership groups in the Southeast, has hired Paul Zito as Director of Food and Beverage for the company’s 22 golf courses.
Zito, who spent more than 17 years with Carrabba’s overseeing 12 restaurants and more than 1,000 employees that generated $39 million in annual revenue, will bring a proven track record of innovation, management skill and industry knowledge to FGI.
He will further invigorate FGI’s restaurant operations while bringing a new level of service and creativity to the company’s banquet and event operations. Zito will also work closely with FGI’s growing membership to enhance menu options at the company’s courses, which include Pine Lakes Country Club, the Grande Dunes Resort Course, Pawleys Plantation and TPC Myrtle Beach.
“We are fortunate to have clubhouse restaurants that can serve players, members and local residents a meal that equals the quality of golf Founders Group International offers,” said FGI President Steve Mays. “Many of our golf courses are an integral part of established communities, and the hiring of Paul Zito will allow us to provide a more comprehensive dining experience. We look forward to incorporating Paul’s expertise and creativity into our food and beverage operations.”
Zito will also work with club committees to enhance the member dining options at each of the company’s properties.
He has a long track record of team-building, revenue growth and training, all valuable qualities for a company with dining options as diverse as FGI offers.
For more information, visit www.FoundersGroupInternational.com.
About Founders Group International
Founders Group International (FGI) is the foremost golf course owner-operator company in the Southeastern United States. Formed in 2014 through various purchases and the 2015 acquisition of National Golf Management, FGI owns and operates 22 golf courses (423 holes) in and around Myrtle Beach, S.C., America’s seaside golf capital.
Those courses include Pine Lakes Country Club, the “granddaddy” of Myrtle Beach area courses; TPC Myrtle Beach, host site of the 2019 NCAA Division I men’s golf regional and Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship; and Grande Dunes Resort Club, home of the Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center.
FGI administers www.MBN.com, a leader in online tee time bookings, as well as package outlet Myrtle Beach Golf Trips. With the help of Golf Insider’s 100 percent player-generated course ranking system, thousands of golfers plan and assemble their ideal golf itineraries through FGI’s assets, including “top-100 caliber” courses Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club, King’s North at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club, and more than 80 other Myrtle Beach area courses.