Mac’s Hospitality Group (MHG) has announced that Jay Spungin has joined its team as Director of Operations, overseeing operations and beverage for the eight Carolinas locations of the Group’s flagship brand, Mac’s Speed Shop. Spungin is also responsible for operations at the four other brands under the MHG umbrella – SouthBound, The Music Yard, BackStage Lounge and The Studio, all in the South48 Complex on South Blvd. in Charlotte.
“I am thrilled to be joining this team of leading hospitality professionals,” Spungin said. “Together, we’ll be making high-impact decisions that shape everything from service standards to company culture.”
When he was growing up, Spungin’s family ran three restaurants in Downtown Durham, long before it became one of the culinary epicenters of North Carolina. His roots in the Triangle restaurant community gave him opportunities to work with chefs such as Scott Howell and Ashley Christensen. Before joining MHG, Spungin had moved to Charlotte to take a job as General Manager for Jon Dressler, owner of Rare Roots Hospitality.
“It’s been a real coup for us to bring Jay onto our team,” said Shang Skipper, President of MHG. “No one knows more about what it takes to lead a growing hospitality group through all kinds of operational environments. His ideas and expertise will serve us well as we innovate and move forward into the future.”