Faces of LongHorn Steakhouse | Chris Hefner
At LongHorn Steakhouse, our team members serve as the faces of our brand and ambassadors of our core values. They make an impression on every guest who walks through our front doors, delivering great food, an engaging atmosphere and unmatched service. We are strong and successful because of our people, each with diverse talents and backgrounds, who respect each other and enjoy working side by side to serve our guests and communities.
At 18 years old, Chris Hefner took a restaurant job as a college student. And he’s never left.
Today, nearly 20 years later, the managing partner of LongHorn Steakhouse restaurant in Charlotte, NC, Chris values the camaraderie of his team and the excitement of a busy workplace that doesn’t tie him to a desk or computer.
"You can only do so much as an individual. But when you’re part of such a large team — your restaurant, region, division or even LongHorn Steakhouse as a whole — you can really make your mark."
Chris is especially proud of the annual dinner he and his team host in Charlotte for breast cancer survivors and caregivers, an event made more meaningful by a team member who has successfully battled breast cancer. “It’s more than doing the right thing. We’re (also) helping out one of our own.”
About the FACES of LongHorn Steakhouse
With the FACES of LongHorn Steakhouse, each week we introduce a few of our many amazing team members. You’ll hear their stories and learn why they enjoy working in a fun, supportive environment that makes them feel like part of our family.