In 2007, two friends and aspiring businessmen from Pensacola, Florida, Scott Zepp and Matt LaFon, opened the doors of their bar and retail establishment, World of Beer, to the public. Located in the community of Westchase in Tampa, FL, the concept was warmly embraced by the community. In fact, the interest in this unique concept was so profound that inquiries about how others could open a World of Beer in their neighborhood came in sooner and more frequently than Matt and Scott had anticipated. After much thought, they decided that the most effective way to bring their experience and concept to other communities was to grow the business through franchising.
Then in 2010, Scott and Matt joined forces with former Outback Steakhouse president Ben Novello and former Outback Steakhouse Executive Jim Pollard to help take the brand national. In January of 2013 World of Beer announced the appointment of Paul Avery as President and Chief Executive Officer with controlling interest and ownership. Avery brings many years of restaurant industry experience to his new role.
World of Beer is well positioned to service the continually growing craft beer trend, globally. With an attractive sales-to-investment ratio, a solid leadership team supporting operations, the introduction of our limited "Tavern Fare" menu and our diverse entertainment programs, World of Beer presents a compelling experience for a broad customer base.