Entrepreneurs: In Conversation with Cindy Galardi Culpepper
Cindy Galardi Culpepper
CEO and Chairman
“That’s the way I really changed the company – to ensure we hire people who are optimistic and on board with the philosophy of our firm.”
Cindy Galardi Culpepper is CEO and Chairman of Galardi Group, which owns some of the most successful fast-food chains in the United States. Founded by her late ex-husband in 1961, Galardi Group franchises Wienerschnitzel, Hamburger Stand, and Tastee Freez. The company is headquartered in Orange County, has 68 corporate employees that oversee the restaurants that collectively generate over $290 million a year in sales.
Galardi Group is parent company of Wienerschnitzel, which has more than 300 stores across the United States.