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Will Davis

Will Davis, 39

President of Site Services

David's Burgers


Professional achievements
• Helped open 11 restaurants in 14 years.
• Oversee multiple departments including IT, maintenance, marketing, catering, customer service and Manna Foods.
• Developed and managed Manna Foods, which handles all paper/food purchasing, production and distribution for David’s Burgers and Jess’s Chicken.
• Secured government grants in order to expand the production capacity of our commissary and to become USDA certified.

Community involvement
Help coach junior team tennis.

First job and lesson learned
“My first job was cleaning doctors’ offices with my mom. It taught me that in order to make a living you have to hustle. Also, that every person within an organization has a key role in the overall success of the company.”

Mentor and lessons learned
“I have had the privilege to work with many people whom I would call my mentors. Currently, I would have to say David Bubbus. He shows up to work excited every single day. He reminds me to count my blessings and tells me daily that “we are not running this place,” meaning that God is in complete control. Our responsibility is to focus on the little things and always try to do the next right thing.”

Professional “aha” moment
“When I figured out that we are not just making burgers, that we have been given an opportunity to impact the life of every customer who comes through our doors. Our job is to create a culture that brightens someone’s day.”

Most valuable lesson learned
“That you never know what someone in life is going through and that one interaction with them could change their day and sometimes their life.”

Professional inspiration
“My inspiration would be my family, the ability to provide them what they need.”

Top challenge facing Arkansas
“Substance abuse and poverty.”

Advice for future 40 Under 40 honorees
“Surround yourself with the right people. People who love you and want you to succeed.”

Career dream as a child
“Professional basketball player.”

Most fulfilling career moment
“When my wife and I were financially stable enough to begin homeschooling our kids.”

Making Arkansas more attractive to young professionals.
“I think Arkansas should already be attractive to young professionals. There are a lot of great career opportunities and it’s a beautiful place to live.”

Best thing about Arkansas
“The best thing about Arkansas is the fact that you can be in the city experiencing great restaurants, shopping and entertainment yet be minutes away from some of the best trails, fishing and outdoor experiences in the nation.”

Where you see yourself in 10 years
“In 10 years, I will still be leading and mentoring young professionals.”

Advice to your 18-year-old self.
“Be humble, work hard and pray more.”

How you define success
“Being able to provide for my family and being surrounded by people who want me to succeed.”

One word to describe you


40 Under 40

June 10, 2025

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