Director of Restaurant Operations
Michael Lee grew up in a small town in east Texas called Mt. Vernon, where he began his career in restaurants at 16 years old at the local Dairy Queen. After serving four years in the Air Force with a deployment in Baghdad, Iraq. He moved back to Texas to pursue his degree in Business from Texas A&M Commerce.
While going to school full-time, Michael got back into the swing of the restaurant business working as a server at Downtown Plano’s Urban Crust. After almost a year, Bonnie and Nathan Shea asked him to take over managing the bar operations at their new concept, Urban Rio.
After spending time managing the bar, he moved to managing the back-of-house operations and was promoted to General Manager in 2016. With the opening of Urban Seafood in 2021, Michael was promoted to Director of Operations / Corporate General Manager overseeing all three restaurants.
In Michael’s spare time, he loves spending time with his wife Rachel and their two dogs. He enjoys hunting and being in the outdoors.