Benjamin Scott Cornwell
Company: Burgers & Barley
Position: General Manager
WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN CHARLOTTE AREA?
TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOU?
I fell in love with Charlotte as soon as I moved here and plan to stay here. I have a golden retriever puppy named Thor. I love superhero movies, visiting the mountains, and spending time with my girlfriend. I have been in the service industry for 15 years and love my job at Burgers & Barley. I am very dedicated to my staff and want nothing but the best for all of them. I treat them as family and vice versa.
DURING YOUR TIME VOLUNTEERING FOR A COMMUNITY ACTIVITY OR PROJECT, WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT?
I helped dig and build a sewage system in Acapulco for a children’s home for children who lost their families. This experience was life-changing because it made me appreciate being as privileged as I have been. It made me realize all of the things we take for granted on a daily basis.
IN YOUR OPINION, HOW DO YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY? PLEASE BE AS DETAILED AS YOU CAN.
Working in the restaurant industry, I am always connecting to the community. We connect with local breweries and serve their beer to help them gain recognition. Many of these local brewers are small businesses as is our restaurant. Supporting other small businesses is key to my approach when running my restaurant. It’s all about gaining relationships with the surrounding area.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OR INTEREST?
I love taking my dog to the dog park, visiting other small restaurants, cooking, playing guitar, and singing. I love superhero movies so much that my girlfriend and I named our dog Thor.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE THAT YOU STAND BY?
“Attitude makes a difference” I wrote it on a board in our office at Burgers & Barley and it has become a motto for all the staff.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS? 10 YEARS?
In 5 years I hope to be a regional manager of 3 restaurants in the York County area. I really enjoy working for Jason Cloud and hope to continue to do so for a long time. In 10 years I hope to own my own restaurant or become an owner of a profitable food truck that I can travel the country with.
CAN YOUR SHARE ONE THING THAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?
I want to own a food truck or open my own restaurant one day.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU USED YOUR PASSPORT?
I used it to travel to the Bahamas with my friends about 6 years ago.
WHAT IS A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NO ONE KNOWS?
I am adopted.
WHO IS YOUR HERO?
My dad. A few years ago he was diagnosed with cancer and was in remission until a few months ago when he was again diagnosed with Leukemia. He is still fighting and always remains positive through what life has thrown at him. I hope to one day be as strong as he is.
WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The One Minute Manager
WHAT WAS THE LAST MOVIE YOU SAW?
The last movie I watched was The Book of Eli
WHAT WAS THE LAST CONCERT YOU SAW?