Meet the Great Steak Executive Team

Kari Combs

Vice President of Operations
Kari Combs, Vice President of Operations with Great Steak, brought more than 30 years of restaurant-industry experience with her when she joined Kahala in 2008. Whether as manager, kitchen manager, service & bar manager or director of training, she brought to each role a focused commitment to operations, quality product, local store marketing, brand standards, customer service, and profitability. Combs builds a strong rapport with franchisees and works closely with them — getting to know them and their business personally to best build their sales and improve their bottom line. She is strongly invested in their growth and wants nothing more than to see them be happy and do well. Combs combines experience, compassion and empathy with a hands-on, servant leadership approach to help franchisees achieve their goals.


John Wuycheck

Senior Vice President of Development
Mr. Wuycheck has served as Kahala Brands’ Senior Vice President of Development since September 2014. Mr. Wuycheck is a distinguished franchising professional who has worked for a wide variety of successful and nationally-recognized franchise brands, including HomeSmart® International, Edible Arrangements®  and Seattle’s Best Coffee® . As an accomplished and visionary development executive, Mr. Wuycheck helps Kahala franchisees make smart decisions when buying a world-class food franchise. He works hand-in-hand with each franchise business owner to design concepts, strategies and processes to build amazing franchise locations.

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