Patrick Whalen Owner – Operator
Patrick is a career hospitality professional. With a somewhat modest start as a busboy in a small neighborhood joint in his teens, Patrick has strategically moved up each step of the ladder over the last 15 years. By utilizing his expertise in brand management, sales, operations, and service, Patrick has established himself as one of the top people in his field.
Both 5Church and Nan and Byron’s were the result of a collaborative partnership between Patrick and his partners. Award winning service, great top and bottom line numbers, and consistent long term growth are the backbone of Patrick’s management style and strategy.
In 2013, Patrick was selected as one of the cities Top 40 under 40 by The Charlotte Business Journal. At the age of 32, he was the second youngest honoree chosen.
“Fundamentally my job is to take care of people, staff and customers alike. Whatever successes our businesses have been able to enjoy are a direct result of being populated by great people.”