Ron Petty, a restaurant industry veteran who is currently Chairman of the Board of Eegee’s Restaurants, will be the featured speaker at the ACG-Arizona Breakfast on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

The event will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort Gold Ballroom.

“We are excited to have someone with Ron’s background in such a dynamic industry speak at our April breakfast,” said Sanat Patel, Board President of ACG-Arizona. “He should have some interesting and valuable insight into how the food service industry is evolving and changing in the current economic climate. The food industry is a key growth industry in Arizona and the Southwest Region.”

Petty has held the position of Chairman, President or CEO of some of America’s largest restaurant chains. His experience includes leading Burger King Corporation, Miami Subs, Denny’s, Peter Piper Pizza, Del Taco and several other significant companies. He also currently sits on the board of Encanto Restaurants of Puerto Rico, a franchisee of 190 Yum Brands restaurants, and Dessange International NA, a French company with 4,000 salons and spas in 42 countries.

Eegee’s was founded in 1971, and has expanded over time to now have 23 locations throughout southern Arizona. The popular restaurants are ranked as the #1 caterer in Tucson by number of events catered, and has a significant charitable program in the Tucson area.

Tickets are $49 for ACG members if registered by April 17 and $59 for ACG members after April 17; and $69 for non-ACG members if registered by April 17 and $79 for non- ACG members after April 17.

Tickets may be purchased by visiting or calling 602-448-3981.

Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is a global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Today ACG stands at more than 14,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 56 chapters in North America, Europe, and Asia. The Arizona chapter of ACG includes representatives from corporate investment and private equity groups, financiers, venture capitalists and supporting consultant services. For more information, visit