Founder of Maki Fresh, Jinsei Sushi, and Miss Dot’s restaurants
Cassimus, a Birmingham native, played football at the University of Alabama and was a member of the 1989 SEC Championship team. In 2000, Cassimus took his mother Zoe’s concept and started the company that grew Zoe’s Kitchen into a national brand that now operates 170 restaurants and employs over 3,500 people. He is also the founder of restaurants Maki Fresh, Jinsei Sushi, and Miss Dot’s. He has a charitable foundation that, among other initiatives, provides full scholarships for underprivileged students at the University of Alabama. He is also a popular motivational speaker.
Alma Mater: The University of Alabama (undergraduate degree in finance)
On my Bucket List: Fly my plane around the world
Passions: Bow hunting, snowboarding, and kite boarding
Favorite Charity: Big Oak Ranch
Dessert: Caramel Baby Bites from the Pastry Art Bake Shoppe