President & CEO
Britt Hunt is a member of a Nashville, Tennessee family of successful entrepreneurs whose legacy began in the restaurant business. His mother’s family opened Nashville landmark Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse in the midst of the Great Depression and prohibition era, his grandfather owned a drive-in restaurant, and his father and uncles founded Hunt Brothers® Pizza. Surrounded by so much entrepreneurial spirit, Britt always knew he would start his own business.
The pizza program that made Hunt Brothers® Pizza a blessing to its partners and a household name to its fans also became a springboard for Britt’s career, and now serves as the foundation for Lumina Foods® . “My dad had the biggest influence on me,” says Britt. “I always felt like anything was possible around him. He taught me that if you truly believe in something and work hard to achieve it, you will be successful.”
“It’s so important to have values and principles that anchor you and keep you grounded,” says Britt. “Things can get hazy in business; but if God, family, health and work are all going along perfectly at the same time – that’s success to me.“ With unfaltering commitment, Britt continues to build and grow his business around those priorities.
Britt frequently speaks to groups on the topics of entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, performance management and finding the right talent. He is a devoted husband and father to five wonderful children, and is deeply committed to philanthropy in his own community. Causes close to his heart include Fifty Forward, Hope Clinic for Women and the YWCA’s Re-New program.