How It All Started
In 1982, Brenda and Gregory J. Hamer, Sr. created B&G Food Enterprises, LLC when they received a franchise from Taco Bell to operate a restaurant in Morgan City, Louisiana. Today, B&G operates over 150 restaurants in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. B&G is the largest Taco Bell Franchisee in Louisiana and maintain our Corporate Headquarters in Morgan City, Louisiana.
In 1997, Brenda and Greg received their first KFC franchise. We acquired our first Long John Silver’s in 2011. Today, B&G is a franchise of Taco Bell, KFC, and Long John Silver’s.
Brenda and Greg began their partnership as juniors at Morgan City High School, and they were married in 1967, while Greg was still attending LSU.
Brenda is not only the Corporate Secretary of B&G, but she is also the center point of the family. Nothing delights her more than spending time with her three children and her nine grandchildren.
Greg Sr. is the CEO of B&G and prior to going full time into B&G was active in the oilfield service industry for over 20 years prior to going full time into B&G.
- His public service included 12 years in elected office at both the city and parish (county) level; he also served on a public hospital board and the Louisiana Coastal Commission and the University of Louisiana Board of Trustees.
- His civic activities have been numerous, and his restaurant activities include being Emeritus Director of the National Restaurant Association and a past Chairman of the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation and a current trustee. His long tenure with the Louisiana Restaurant Association has seen him honored as President in 2000, and as a member of the LRA Hall of Fame. He was also honored as Active Member of the Year and Chapter President of the Year. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce recognized B&G as company of the year in 1998, and Greg was Citizen of the Year in 2017. The Community Foundation of Acadiana honored Greg as Philanthropist of the year in 2011.
- He is a supporter of several organizations related to Louisiana State University and a rabid Tiger fan. He is a current member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Ourso College of Business at LSU and on the Board of the Tiger Athletic Foundation (TAF). He is also on the Board of the Community Foundation of Acadiana.
B&G has grown to provide a livelihood for well over 3000 employees, without whom our success could not have been achieved. Our biggest blessing has been that the success of B&G has enabled all of our children and their spouses to be active in the business which has kept our family close.
B&G is a family business, and we strive every day to treat all of our employees as we would want to be treated.