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Good Morning, Everyone. My name is Brittany McCardle. I grew up just minutes away from Christiana’s location in Stanton, Delaware. I am the only child to a single, Irish Catholic mother. My mom was both mom and dad for me as I have never met my father. My mom, with the help of her family, gave me everything I could have wanted as a child. I did not grow up in the best neighborhoods. I was lucky enough to attended two of the best schools in Delaware at the time, starting at Ursuline Academy from a young age to high school. Partly into Freshman year at Ursuline, I knew the atmosphere wasn’t for me, and I went to finish my education at St Marks High School graduating in 2006. Shortly after my graduation, I ended up in an extremely toxic relationship which caused my life to spiral out of control and lose sight of everything that mattered to me. I let a physically and mentally abusive relationship turn me into a person that even I couldn’t recognize in a mirror. After years of abuse, addiction, legal issues, I was able to rebuild my life and focus on a job that would turn into much more.
In September of 2008, I had an interview at the Ben Franklin Building for a new BWW coming on Limestone Road. After talking to multiple managers during the interview, I realized that this was the company I was looking for. It wasn’t the typical restaurant job. It felt like a home even before they had a building in place. The energy between the management team was incredible. I was offered a position on the Hospitality team. I didn’t know it at the time but this was the start of a new life for me. I can admit, my first couple years with BWW were rocky, as I was still fighting my own demons. With the support of BWW Limestone, I found a safe place.
I grew up in BWW, from a cashier – WCT – server – bartender – NRO team – Shift leader – Manager – AGM – GM – TGM. Reflecting on the last 10 years with H5H, I know the exact moment when I knew that the Hospitality Industry was for me. I was part of the NRO for Salisbury, but unlike other NRO, after the 3 weeks, I was asked to stay for 2 more weeks to help and be part of the management team. Those two weeks turned into little over a month, and I knew that I wanted to be a manager for Bdubs. I was doing what I loved, and it seemed I was pretty good at it.
I was given the chance to be a manager for Bdubs Limestone and I took it as chance to show everyone what I was made of (and prove some people wrong who thought I would never be successful). I knew that I wanted to be more than the average manager, I wanted to help team members grow and succeed. I wanted to be #1, the best of the best, the go to person for any information. I did not want anyone to have a one up on me for any reason. I had to perform at a high level, being mediocre wasn’t acceptable. Some of my greatest accomplishments in life came from my career with Bdubs. I received MVTM of the Year as an hourly employee, Rising Star Award, GM of the brand-new Christiana location, 1st 100% on Ecosure, GM of the Year, and HOH Team of the Year from BWW Corporation. I know being the General Manager in Christiana is not where my story ends, its just another chapter on my road to success. I do not know what is next for me; I do know I won’t stop until I reach the top. My ultimate professional goal is to reach the point where I no longer have to introduce myself.
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