Caspers Company is a third generation family owned business run by Blake Casper, along with his sister Allison Casper Adams and her husband Robby Adams. Their grandfather, Fritz Casper opened the very first McDonald’s in Tampa on South Dale Mabry in the spring of 1958. Now, they carry on the legacy of their father, Joe Casper, and continue their legacy of a people-first culture and a commitment to their employees and community.
After graduating from Southern Methodist University Law School in 1995, Allison and her husband Robby Adams both joined Caspers Company and enrolled in the second-generation operator program (only because a third-generation program did not exist). They worked in operations as assistant managers, store managers, and area supervisors. In 1999, they opened their own first restaurant. Today they own two locations, and Allison is a partner with Blake in Caspers Company.
Blake Casper joined the company in 1996 after graduating from the London School of Economics. He entered the operator program and worked as an assistant manager, store manager, and area supervisor. In 1998, Blake became operations manager for seven restaurants in St. Petersburg. A year later, he purchased the original S. Dale Mabry Caspers Company McDonald's from Joe.
In late 2000, a new chapter opened for Caspers Company when Blake purchased 11 restaurants in Tallahassee. 11 soon became 27 as Blake and his team catapulted the restaurants to success.
Following his father's death in 2005, Blake assumed the role of chairman and CEO of Caspers Company. McDonald’s guidelines required franchisees to operate in one market only and the Tallahassee locations were sold back to the corporation.
In 2018, corporate guidelines changed, allowing capable franchisees to operate in other markets and Caspers grew with the purchase of 10 additional McDonald’s locations in Jacksonville, Florida.
Blake and Allison's vision for Caspers Company is based firmly in the solid principles learned from Joe; they face the future with a razor-sharp focus on innovation, strategic growth, and a commitment to our image of excellence.