President & Chief Executive Officer
Andy Lansing is President and Chief Executive Officer of Levy Restaurants, an innovative and award-winning company specializing in restaurants and premium sports and entertainment dining. Andy has been at the forefront of the Company’s explosive and strategic growth. Under his leadership, Levy has topped 140 locations in North America and around the world, with more than 30,000 team members delivering Levy’s signature hospitality to guests.
The Company has been recognized as one of the 10 most innovative companies in sports by Fast Company magazine. Levy, the only foodservice company on the list, shared this honor with industry greats like Nike, ESPN, and the Boston Red Sox. Andy began his career with Levy Restaurants in 1988 as Vice President and General Counsel, overseeing and directing legal affairs for the Company. He was promoted to Executive Vice President for Levy Restaurants in 1991, and President and Chief Operating Officer in 1995. In his tenure, Andy has directed, managed, and actively recruited the industry’s top specialists to become part of Levy’s team and foster the Company’s strategic growth.
In 2004, Andy was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer. Andy also spearheaded the formation of Levy Cares, the charitable arm of the Company. Under his direction, Levy Cares has become a national charitable presence, supporting local children’s causes and providing food and shelter to the homeless and hungry in each of its markets. Since its inception, the program has expanded to encompass Levy’s care for the environment, community, and the health and wellness of guests, maximizing the positive impact on the world we share.
In 2014, Andy initiated the launch of E15, an advanced analytics and emerging technology subsidiary of Levy Restaurants that supports a wide portfolio of clients in multiple industries by planning and implementing strategic technology. E15 evaluates technology platforms, applications, and hardware options, and identifies top technology trends impacting the fan.
Andy is an active contributor to Chicago’s business and charitable communities. He is a member of the Chicago chapter of the World Presidents’ Organization. He was recognized as one of the city’s top 40 business leaders under 40 by Crain’s Chicago Business and as one of Restaurant Hospitality Magazine’s Rising Stars in recognition of his contributions to the industry.
A committed leader at the University of Michigan, his alma mater, Andy serves on the College of Literature, Science and Arts School’s Dean’s Advisory Council, and the Organizational Studies Leadership Committee.
Andy’s personal passion for magic has been incorporated into the entrepreneurial culture of Levy Restaurants to inspire the creativity in team members to wonder and develop new ideas. His unique style of motivation and leadership has been featured on NBC television, in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the New York Times.