Aspen Creek Grill Names Bloomin' Brands Vet Bern Rehberg President
Aspen Creek Grill, with eight locations in three states, announced that Bern Rehberg was named president of the full service, comfort casual restaurant and bar concept.
As president of Aspen Creek Grill, Rehberg will drive the overall brand strategy and performance of the business with a continued focus on guest experience, operational efficiency, and growth of the brand.
After nearly 30 years of restaurant operations, senior management expertise and leadership, Rehberg takes the helm of the Aspen Creek Grill restaurant concept, known for comfort fresh food made-from-scratch daily and bar fresh cocktails.
“Bern has a collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit and exceptional brand leadership expertise that made him a natural fit for Aspen Creek Grill’s strategic growth plan,” said Steve Madinger, CEO of Aspen Creek Grill. “He has a value-driven philosophy and a proven track record for successfully developing brands that rise to the top of the casual dining industry.”
Before his role at Aspen Creek Grill, Rehberg was instrumental in the steady growth of Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, and Metro Diner in key leadership positions, including his work as the Vice President of Operations at Bonefish Grill. Rehberg most recently brought the Florida-based Metro Diner brand to the Midwest, opening six new restaurants in Indiana and Kentucky in two years.
Rehberg is an Indiana native and currently resides with his family in Westfield. He has served on the Board of Directors for The Boys and Girls Club, as well as the boards for both the Kentucky and Indiana Restaurant Associations.