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Joseph K. Wong
President and CEO, J & A Food Service

CSU Long Beach

B.S. Management (1973)
  • Owns 40 restaurants in four different companies throughout California and Oregon, including Applebee's, Marie Callender's, Burger King, and Logan's Roadhouse.
  • Employs 2,400 people, each who has the opportunity to earn college scholarships provided by his company.
  • Was named Restaurateur of the Year in 2004.
  • His company, AB Enterprises, which runs 11 Applebee's Restaurants, was ranked 87th out of 200 restaurant franchises by Restaurant Finance Monitor in 2005.
  • A native of Hong Kong, he came to the United States to attend college at CSU Long Beach.

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