Ulysses Lee "Junior" Bridgeman
Bridgeman Foods, Inc.
Ulysses Lee "Junior" Bridgeman is the President and CEO of Bridgeman Foods Inc. His company owns and operates over 160 Wendy's restaurant franchises across the country, making him the second largest owner of Wendy’s franchises in the world. He also owns over 118 Chili’s restaurants. He has over 11,000 employees and revenues in excess of $500 million. He is ranked #3 on the Restaurant Finance Monitor’s Top 200 franchisee-owned companies. Mr. Bridgeman also had a very successful career as a professional basketball player. After playing for the University of Louisville, he spent 12 years playing in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks. Mr. Bridgeman is also the recipient of the Louisvillian of the Year Award.