Both Positions Will Serve Dual Roles Supporting Restaurant and Hotel Interests
The Plamondon Companies, the umbrella organization whose holdings include six franchised hotels and the operator and franchisor of more than 50 Roy Rogers restaurants in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, announced today that it has appointed Martin J. “MJ” Worsham Corporate Network Manager and Kevin Demeritt Director of Procurement. Both positions are based in the company’s headquarters here.
Worsham joins The Plamondon Companies from NCR, where his responsibilities included helping new Roy Rogers implement the NCR systems deployed in its restaurants. Reporting to Chief Financial Officer Ed Prensky, he will now be responsible for managing and maintaining computer networks for the company’s restaurant and hotel divisions. His efforts will include updating the POS and back office systems for all Roy Rogers Restaurants, providing technical and practical direction for the implementation of the Roy Rogers loyalty program and working with Roy Rogers’ existing and new franchisees on updating to and implementing the latest POS, kitchen, and back office hardware and software.
Demeritt most recently worked at Sodexo, where he managed supply management procurement programs for equipment and smallwares. He also has hotel experience in purchasing food and beverages for BF Saul Company and Hilton Hotels. At The Plamondon Companies, he will report to Director of Restaurant Operations Greg Seymoure and will be responsible for managing procurement functions for all company-owned and franchisee-owned Roy Rogers Restaurants. This includes, but is not limited to, cost control, sourcing and management of existing supply agreements for all food and non-food products.
Under ownership of The Plamondon Companies since 2002, Roy Rogers is enjoying resurgence in many East Coast markets. Time after time, loyal fans and new customers alike have been responding enthusiastically to the news that a new Roy Rogers restaurant is opening in their area. So far in 2016, those areas have included Edison, Brick, and Flemington, N.J., Aspen Hill, Md., and Gainesville, Va. The next Roy Rogers restaurant will open in Pasadena, Md., and more restaurants are scheduled to open soon. The company is seeking franchisees to develop select markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Information on the franchise offering and available markets can be obtained at www.royrogersrestaurants.com/franchising or by contacting the Roy Rogers franchising department at franchise@royrogersrestaurants or (301) 695-1534.
“We are on a steady pace of regrowth with our company-owned and franchised restaurants and are opening new locations on the hotel side as well,” said Jim Plamondon, co-president of The Plamondon Companies. “In September we’ll not only add our sixth new Roy Rogers restaurant this year in Pasadena, Md., but also will open a new hotel in Grovetown, Ga., marking our seventh hotel property and first under our franchise development agreement with Hilton. As we continue our expansion and look to deliver more value especially to our franchisees and our guests, we are committed to hiring and retaining exceptional personnel to fortify our corporate infrastructure. Both MJ and Kevin will be great resources to our organization in this regard.”
Based in Frederick, Maryland, the Plamondon Companies own and operate 24 Roy Rogers Restaurants and oversee 30 franchise locations in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Roy Rogers Restaurants are known in the industry as the “Triple Threat” – serving USDA choice top round roast beef, hand-breaded, fresh fried chicken and great tasting burgers. Unique to Roys is the Fixin’s Bar, featuring a variety of condiments, such as fresh lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, jalapeños and signature sauces. Amenities include drive-thru, flat screen TV and free Wi-Fi. For more on our business, promotions, products and franchise opportunities, visit www.royrogersrestaurants.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.