Jenkins native Phil Greer was recently inducted into the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.
With more than $200 million in annual sales, Greer Companies, of which Greer is chief executive officer, has more than 6,500 employees.
Greer Companies recently opened Coba Cocina in Lexington and is building a Hampton Inn opening near the University of Kentucky.
Greer opened his first Shoney’s in 1989, a Fazoli’s in 1994 and Chedder’s in 1996.
Greer’s son, Lee, has served as president of Greer Companies since 2002.
Greer is a graduate of Jenkins High School. As a scholarship football player for UK, Greer graduated with a degree in health, physical education and recreation.
Greer and Craig Dunn formed Dunn Greer Realtors in the 1980s. Greer has 40 years experience in real estate.