Meet the 205: Betsy McAtee

With over 20 years of experience in the food industry, McAtee has spent her career in key positions for regional and national brands. During her time with Dreamland, she has served as director of marketing and purchasing, chief operating officer, and now chief executive officer. Dreamland BBQ Holding Company owns and operates seven restaurants in the Southeast and is the franchisor of the Dreamland Brand, a nationally recognized restaurant brand. McAtee holds a bachelor of science degree in geology and a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Alabama and obtained her MBA from the University of West Florida. She has lived in Birmingham since 1992 and is the mother to two girls, Ella and Campbell.

Beverage of Choice Sparkling flavored water with lime and a dash of pomegranate juice

On my Bucket List Sail around the United States, see the Iditarod in Alaska, and visit the D Day Invasion sites

Favorite Charity: Camp Smile-A-Mile

Smartphone App: Verse a Day, a daily Bible verse

Favorite Musician: Dave Matthews

Dessert: Dreamland’s banana pudding and our new Chocolate Dream