Marquis Top Business and Financial Professionals

Brian Rorris

Title: Owner
Company: 1) Alleged Lee’s; 2) Quinton’s Bar & Deli; 3) Coa Cantina
Location: Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Brian Rorris, owner of Alleged Lee’s, Quinton’s Bar & Deli, and Coa Cantina, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in food service and hospitality.

With over two decades of experience in the food service and restaurant industry, Mr. Rorris has established himself as a dedicated and successful entrepreneur. He currently owns Alleged Lee’s, Clinton’s Bar & Deli, and Coa Cantina. His journey began during college, where he worked as a bartender and quickly advanced to a managerial position. Influential mentors played a significant role in his early career, guiding him and setting the foundation for his future endeavors. After only a year and a half, he decided to invest in his own venture, and for nearly two decades, he has successfully run his own bars and restaurants.

Mr. Rorris’s responsibilities encompass all aspects of the business, including menu and cocktail development, inventory management, accounting and marketing. He is actively involved in training new employees and overseeing events. Despite the demands of his role, he remains hands-on and present, ensuring his team’s success and the smooth operation of his establishments. His hard work and commitment to excellence have earned his establishments numerous accolades. Alleged Lee’s has been recognized for having the best whiskey menu in Des Moines for two consecutive years. His establishments have also received awards for Best Sandwiches in Iowa City and Best Happy Hour in Cedar Rapids. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in developing Chomp, an app-based delivery service created as a co-op by restaurant owners in Iowa City, providing a convenient alternative for customers seeking food delivery.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Mr. Rorris is actively involved in various civic organizations, including the Civic Club, the Knights of Columbus, Truman Charities, Sasha Bruce Youthwork, and Young Catholic Professionals. Looking ahead, he plans to expand his business and explore new concepts. He also aims to focus more on real estate investments, leveraging his success to continue making a positive impact in the restaurant industry and beyond. He attributes his success to hard work, honesty and a positive approach to business. His advice to aspiring professionals in the industry is to remain straightforward, focus on teaching and developing employees and stay hands-on and present in their operations.

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