Experienced Company Management


Martin Palacios

Mr. Palacios is a founder and president of Zero’s Subs. Zero’s operates 30 franchised restaurants and has just celebrated its 51st year anniversary. Mr. Palacios has a reputation as a trend maker in the quick serve food industry. Mr. Palacios  helped grow the Zero's Sub chain with his cousins to over 30 stores ! He also grew the Zero's chain Nationally and Internationally. The Zero’s flagship restaurant is a long established iconic destination for tourists and locals in Virginia Beach. Mr. Palacios has also been involved with opening several other successful food establishments over his 51 years.  He brings a long history of success and experience in both quick serve and traditional dining experiences to the Craft Burger Bar business.


Tony Schmidt

Mr. Schmidt has been involved in the restaurant business for over 30 years starting at a young age in the Zero’s restaurants family that were founded by his father Gene Marty Schmidt & Marty Palacios. Tony’s experience includes opening a variety of different restaurants. Concepts include southwest style, quick serve and white table cloth upscale facilities. Currently Tony also operates a successful seafood restaurant with in Virginia Beach, VA. Tony has also been involved with the Zero’s Sub sandwich chain and is responsible for developing and enhancing the menu. Tony developed the menu for Craft Burger Bar and is an exceptional addition to the Craft Burger Bar management team.

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