Corporate Organization

Carl W. Sahlsten is the Vice President of Red Elephant Pizza and has been involved in the restaurant industry for 20 years. He is responsible for overseeing the growth of Red Elephant. Prior to Red Elephant, Mr. Sahlsten was Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Development for Outback Steakhouse, Inc. His responsibilities included managing the acquisition and development of over 100 restaurant locations a year for all Outback Steakhouse concepts including Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, LeeRoy Selmon’s, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Roy’s, and Cheeseburger in Paradise. Prior to heading up Real Estate and Development, Mr. Sahlsten served as the President of Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Inc. He oversaw all aspects of the company including the growth of the concept from 6 to 70 restaurant locations across the country.

Mr. Sahlsten is a graduate of the University of Florida and resides in Odessa, Florida. He has been married to his wife, Julie, for 20 years, and they have two children.