Gerry Carpenter, Director of Franchising
Gerry Carpenter serves as the Director of Franchising for one of the most exciting new restaurant franchises in the West—Bruges Waffles & Frites. He brings 18 years of experience in sales, marketing and public relations in a variety of industries.
Prior to his involvement with Bruges, Mr. Carpenter was involved in developing first-rate communication and marketing campaigns for companies such as the Utah Technology Council, Utah Transit Authority, and University Federal Credit Union. Through the positions held with these companies, he was able to cultivate relationships with the media, assist in the development of communication strategy and marketing campaigns, administer company websites, and launch social media campaigns.
Mr. Carpenter joined the Bruges team in November 2014. His responsibilities include franchise sales, franchise site selection, and marketing.
Mr. Carpenter first fell in love with Belgian waffles and frites when he lived in Belgium and France as young man. He speaks fluent French, but not a word of Flemish. That doesn’t stop him from loving every aspect of Belgian culture from the food to the comics to the incredible people he works with. He takes pride in being one of the early customers of Pierre’s original downtown Salt Lake City store, which he describes as having frites that taste exactly like the first time he tried them in Belgium in August 1989.