GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meritage Hospitality Group, Inc. (OTCQX: MHGU), one of the nation’s premier restaurant operators, announced today that Robert Potts has been appointed as the Company’s General Counsel.  In this role Potts will lead the company’s legal and compliance strategies and activities. 

Potts has been a consulting attorney for the Company since 2011 and served as the Company’s Vice President of Real Estate from 2001 to 2008. 

“We are excited to bring Robert onboard as General Counsel.  He’s been a tremendous partner and his background, passion and understanding of our business make him uniquely suited for this role”, said Meritage CEO Robert Schermer, Jr.  

Potts received his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and resides, with his family, in West Michigan.  

About Meritage

Meritage Hospitality Group is one of the nation’s premier restaurant operators, with 314 restaurants in operation located in Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Meritage is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, operating with a workforce of approximately 10,000 employees. The Company’s public filings can be viewed at, under the stock symbol MHGU, or the Company’s website

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Meritage Hospitality Group, Inc.

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