Wild Eggs, a favorite breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant chain headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, announces the return of one of its founders – JD Rothberg, who assumes the role of Senior Vice President of Operations. With his homecoming, Rothberg pledges to elevate Wild Eggs into the premiere breakfast place, emphasizing the importance of high-quality food, company culture and unparalleled service.


“We’re thrilled to welcome JD back home,” said Andy Abbajay, CEO of Wild Eggs. “JD helped build an innovative concept that inspired the breakfast industry, and we know that with his support, passion and commitment to excellence, Wild Eggs will continue the momentum in 2024.”


“Leaving Wild Eggs nearly five years ago was humbling,” said Rothberg. “Founding this concept was a labor of love, and when I left, it was a period of mourning – Wild Eggs was my baby, but it afforded me invaluable insights and reaffirmed my passion for the restaurant industry. I hope to impart to our team that what we do is very important. People spend their precious time and hard-earned money with us, so it’s our duty to exceed their expectations.”


As Senior Vice President of Operations, Rothberg will oversee day-to-day operations. He said his goal is to continue Wild Eggs’ success and use his operational experience to help elevate the guest experience.


Rothberg emphasizes the pivotal role of personal connection in fostering memorable guest experiences. “In an industry inundated with options, our commitment to personalized service and genuine hospitality sets Wild Eggs apart. Our team members are the heart and soul of our operation, and nurturing their talents and fostering a culture of excellence is paramount to our success.”


Rothberg said he is looking forward to contributing to the restaurant chain’s ongoing expansion and momentum of the company. “Wild Eggs’ new leadership team has made remarkable changes with technology, process and culinary innovations – specifically, getting the platform ready for aggressive growth plans with new catering options, franchising expansions and innovative menu items, and I look forward to contributing to this momentum. By upholding the standards and goals that defined Wild Eggs at its inception, we’re ready to expand our reach.”


Rothberg left Wild Eggs in late 2019 to pursue different avenues, including most recently serving as Director of Operations for Bluegrass Restaurants Holdings. Rothberg said the decision to return to Wild Eggs felt like the right time.


“The stars aligned, and it feels like coming home,” says Rothberg. “My kids grew up in Wild Eggs – it’s part of our family. I’m eager to embark on this new chapter and contribute to the expansion of the Wild Eggs brand. I greatly appreciate the opportunity Andy Abbajay has given me. He has shown tremendous support and confidence in me, and I couldn’t be prouder to represent Wild Eggs again.”


To learn more about Wild Eggs, visit www.wildeggs.com.


About Wild Eggs

Wild Eggs, a contemporary breakfast, brunch, and lunch restaurant headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, was acquired by a private equity fund on January 18, 2023. Since its establishment in 2007, the restaurant has garnered national acclaim for its innovative approach to traditional breakfast fare, characterized by scratch kitchens and the use of the freshest, highest quality ingredients available. Renowned for its creative, chef-driven menu, Wild Eggs offers a selection of signature dishes, such as the Kalamity Katie Border Benedict, Potato Head Casserole, Mexico City Chilaquiles, and the award-winning Kelsey’s KY Brown. These offerings epitomize the restaurant’s commitment to delivering elevated culinary experiences with a unique twist on beloved classics.


For more information, visit www.wildeggs.com.