Dean McPhail is the CEO of Restaurant Partners Hawaii which owns and operates P.F. Chang’s China Bistro in the state of Hawaii. P.F. Chang’s Waikiki opened on March 31, 2008.
McPhail has extensive experience in the restaurant and quick-service restaurant business. Beginning in 1999, McPhail was CEO of JJC Hawaii, LLC, which owned and operated Jamba Juice stores in Hawaii until December 31, 2012. In 1996, McPhail and his business partners launched the Starbucks brand in Hawaii. McPhail was president of Coffee Partners Hawaii, the exclusive licensee of Starbucks Coffee stores in Hawaii. In January 2006, Coffee Partners Hawaii sold its 95% interest to Starbucks Coffee Company.
McPhail was also president and CEO of Pacific Video Entertainment Corp. (PVEC), the Blockbuster Video franchisee in Hawaii and Guam which was sold to Blockbuster Entertainment Group in March 1996. From December 1988 until its sale, PVEC developed, owned and operated 16 Blockbuster Video stores in Hawaii and 2 in Guam and was consistently recognized as achieving the highest volumes and having the best-operated franchise stores in Blockbusters national franchise community.
Dean holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Regis College in Denver, Colorado.