Duffy’s Sports Grill is the premier casual dining, sports themed concept in South Florida that serves over 5 million customers a year and is continuing to grow rapidly throughout the state of Florida.
Since purchasing a 50 % ownership in four locations in 2001, Emmett has grown Duffy’s to 24 locations with an annual sales volume approaching $100,000,000. Emmett’s leadership skills were fine honed with over 25 years of experience serving as Division President at the diversified, premier New York City based Restaurant Associates.
Duffy’s has grown into a regional legend staying true to its core as an unpretentious, neighborhood gathering spot with simple food you love. By offering a wide variety of top quality menu options, all the sports programming available on huge plasma TVs and a premium signature ‘ for 1 Happy Hour, Duffy’s is a hit with men, women and children alike.
Paul Emmett has developed a strategic formula for restaurant success in developing the Duffys’ concept. Emmett’s clear vision on quality and hospitality combined with developing a management team focused upon accountability and responsibility has led to positive company growth year over year. Empowering employees and promoting growth through the culture at Duffy’s has contributed to a lower than industry average turnover rate which further adds to the success of the organization. Adding value to joining Duffy’s has been a tenet of its success. The development of the prized proprietary Duffy’s MVP Rewards program has aided in customer retention and increased guest frequency. The MVP program was developed over 10 years ago with the core mission to know our customer better and to reward our customer for loyalty. The knowledge of who our customer is combined with the vision to be partnered with national sports teams that are locally based, gives Duffy’s the consistent edge to be THE place for sports entertainment.
In 2009, Duffy’s was proud to be named the “Official Sports Grill” of the Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Miami Marlins and the Miami Heat. Emmett’s strategic plan was to be in partnership with all major South Florida professional sports, a goal that was achieved in 2 years. These strategic alliances have given Duffy’s the edge in the sports entertainment field.
In addition to having a presence at many of the sporting events throughout the region, Emmett has developed Duffy’s branded outposts at both Miami Dolphins Sun Life Stadium and Florida Panthers BB&T Center. This affiliation of Duffy’s with all the pro sports teams in the region has served to further position the chain as the premier sports grill in South Florida.
Paul Emmett is committed to giving back to the local communities that support the Duffy’s brand and ensures that the company participates in charitable giving at every opportunity. In addition to supporting their sports partners’ charitable foundations, Duffy’s has also partnered directly with Special Olympics of South Florida, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida and Honor Flight of South Florida supporting their fundraising initiatives. Emmett has made time to get involved in the local community directly. He has served on the Board of Directors for Palm Beach County Economics Council and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Palm Beach County Conventions and Visitors Bureau.