Veteran Management Whiz Brings Expertise to Rapidly Expanding Pizza Pioneer
Today, RAVE Restaurant Group [NASDAQ: RAVE], parent company of Pizza Inn and the leading fast casual pizza chain Pie Five Pizza Co., announced expansion of its leadership team to include a new Vice President of Purchasing and Supply Chain, Brad McDaniel.
In his new role, McDaniel will oversee all supply chain activities and ensure no hungry pizza patron has to sacrifice a single topping in their quest for the perfect pie. His strategic and tactical development of vendor relationships, procurement and quality improvements will also ensure revenue growth through cost saving and market evolution.
“Quality ingredients are at the heart of both Pie Five and Pizza Inn’s business models,” said Randy Gier, CEO of RAVE Restaurant Group. “Brad brings over 15 years’ experience in procurement and inventory management with a proven track record of successfully increasing profits and enhancing customer satisfaction — He will be a great addition to our dream team of key executives and will play a key role as we continue to position RAVE as a world-class restaurant operating system.”
Before joining RAVE, McDaniel directed purchasing and supply chain efforts for Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants and Fruge Seafood Co. Under his leadership, Dickey’s earned the number four spot on Fast Casual’s 2015 Top 100 Movers & Shakers list and CNBC’s America’s Fastest Growing Restaurants with a unit growth of 28 percent in 2014. Brad brings his eye for top emerging business ventures to RAVE, ensuring the brand will continue to top the industry.
Dallas-based Pie Five Pizza Co. is a subsidiary of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVE). RAVE owns, franchises and supplies more than Pie Five and Pizza Inn restaurants operating domestically and internationally. Pie Five Pizza Co. is the leading brand in the rapidly growing fast-casual pizza space, offering individual handcrafted pizzas with fresh ingredients made to order in less than five minutes. Named among Fast Casual’s Top “Movers & Shakers” for three consecutive years, a 2012 Hot Concepts winner by Nation’s Restaurant News and one of “10 Hot New Restaurant Chains from Established Brands” by Forbes.com, the company currently has 50 locations in 15 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit PieFivePizza.com.