Posted on: Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
Brian Spencer serves as president of Young and Associates, an employee-owned company that operates a chain of Shoney's restaurants in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The business started in 1971 with the opening of 3 Shoney's restaurants, and now has grown to 8 locations. While the home office for this organization has been located in Bristol, Tennessee, Brian has recently started arrangements for moving the headquarters to Hillsville, Virginia.
Brian and his wife, Susan Duncan Spencer ('86) make their home in Hillsville, and Brian says he is pleased to "...bring attention to a wonderful town that has been so good to me and my wife...."
According to the Carroll News, Brian oversees 380 employees. Brian is known throughout the communities he serves as someone who highlights the work of area artists and provides funding to student art education programs, and he wishes to continue that tradition moving forward.