Hospitality

BLAKE CASPER

CO-OWNER, CASPERS CO., TAMPA

The siblings’ grandfather, Fritz Casper, opened the first McDonald’s in Tampa in 1958. His son, Joe, bought it in 1976 and Joe’s son, Blake, bought it in 1999. After graduating from Southern Methodist University Law School in 1995, Allison joined the family business with her husband, Robby Adams. Blake joined in 1996 after graduating from the London School of Economics. In the beginning, both siblings worked as assistant managers, store managers and area supervisors.

Since their father’s death in 2005, Blake and Allison have opened locations in other markets, including 10 McDonald’s restaurants in Jacksonville. To date, the company owns 64 locations in Florida, making it the largest McDonald’s franchisee in the state. Since 2010, the siblings began expanding the company’s restaurant offerings into the individual, independent restaurant space under the hospitality company Oxford Commons.

In addition, the siblings oversee Caspers Service, an umbrella organization that offers a range of services to commercial outlets, including HVAC, construction, plumbing, electric, equipment and kitchen design.

George Aguel

Visit Orlando

Michael Brown

Travel + Leisure Co.

Blake Casper

Caspers CO

Allison Casper

Caspers CO

ED CHILES

CHILES GROUP

Frank J. Del Rio

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

Arnold Donald

Carnival

Carol Dover

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

Robert Earl

Planet Hollywood

Richard Fain

Royal Caribbean Cruises

Michelle Fee

Cruise Planners

Maryann Ferenc

Mise en Place Hospitality Group

Don Fox

Firehouse of America

David Grutman

Groot Hospitality

Randy Hassen

McKibbon Hospitality

David Hoffmann

Hoffmann Family of Companies

Gene Lee

Darden Restaurants

Kim Lopdrup

Red Lobster Seafood

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo

Celebrity Cruises

Julian MacQueen

INNISFREE HOTELS

Tom McAlpin

Virgin Voyages

Richard Millard

Trust Hospitality

Alice Norsworthy

Universal Parks & Resorts

Marcellus Osceola Jr.

Seminole Tribe of Florida

Lou Plasencia

Plasencia Group

Mary Rogers

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Daniel Schwartz

Restaurant Brands International

Jeff Vahle

Disney World Resort

Marcel Verbaas

Xenia Hotels & Resorts

Michael Walsh

Ocean Properties Hotels

STEPHEN P. WEISZ

Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Tom Williams

Universal Parks & Resorts