Sunny Street Café announced today the hire of Mike Minniear as Director of Operations for the restaurant chain. Minniear has been in restaurant operations for over twenty five years and will apply his extensive skills and experience to assist in Sunny Street’s accelerated expansion plans.
“Joining an organization that believes in the simple premise of customer service made my decision to join Sunny Street Café an easy one,” said Minniear. “Couple that with tasty food in a great segment, and I’m excited at where we are heading.”
As Director of Operations, Minniear is in charge of overseeing six company-owned restaurants, as well as coordinating new store openings, and implementing and enhancing current systems and standards across the chain’s 11 other franchised locations.
“Mike brings a wealth of directly related industry experience to our concept,” said Scott Moffitt, President of Sunny Street Café. “He will play a key role in leading our operations team as we continue to expand the system nationwide.”
Minniear has 23 years of experience working with Bob Evans Farms, Inc, where he served in multiple roles including Director of Operations, overseeing 704 restaurants and managing over $1 billion in gross sales. He brings expertise in food and labor efficiencies, guest satisfaction, employee development and restaurant throughput.
“I’m very excited to be returning to my roots in the expanding breakfast and lunch segment,” said Minniear. “The continued growth in this day part coupled with Sunny Street Café’s commitment to unique, fresh made food, outstanding service to the guest and a deep connection to the communities which we serve makes this the best possible opportunity to grow our system and make a positive impact on our guests, employees, franchisees and neighborhoods.”
Sunny Street Café operates 17 franchised locations in Ohio, Texas, Missouri and Alabama, and Edmonton, Alberta, open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Restaurants feature a wide variety of breakfast and lunch fare, including signature dishes such as “big as the plate” buttermilk pancakes, Stuffed Biscuits and Gravy, Tex-Mex Omelette, Southwest Turkey Club, Buffalo Chicken Salad, homemade soups, fresh fruit, and from-scratch muffins. Restaurants also offer full service catering, take out and special event hosting. Franchise opportunities are currently available for both first-time owners and existing operators and developers. For more information, visit www.sunnystreetcafe.com.