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Newk’s Eatery Hires Visionary to Lead the Company’s Growth Initiative

The 10-year-old, fast-casual Newk’s Eatery brand has hired franchise development veteran Chris Cheek to oversee the company’s aggressive growth both through new, seasoned multi-unit franchise operators and through expanded area development agreements with existing Newk’s franchisees. As Chief Development Officer, Cheek will help meet the company’s goal of growing the […]

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Rita’s Italian Ice Appoints New Franchise Development Executive to Accelerate Continued Growth

Franchise Sales Veteran, Eric Taylor, Selected to Lead the Popular Frozen Treat Brand’s Domestic and International Development Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with over 600 stores in 24 states, announced the appointment of Eric Taylor, a 15+ year franchise industry veteran, who has been selected as […]

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Smashburger Appoints Chief Development Officer, Further Expands Franchise Pipeline

Smashburger, the national better burger restaurant known for its fresh, smashed to order burgers, today announced it has promoted David Biederman to the position of Chief Development Officer, where he will oversee Information Technology, Purchasing, and Real Estate, in addition to his previous responsibilities leading Construction and Development. “Dave has […]

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James Walker Named Chief Development Officer Of Johnny Rockets

All-American restaurant franchisor, Johnny Rockets, announces the appointment of James Walker as Chief Development Officer (CDO). With more than twenty years experience, Walker brings advanced knowledge and expertise in franchise development to the Johnny Rockets team. Previously, Walker served as the CDO for the Tampa Florida based Beef ‘O’ Brady’s and The Brass […]

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McAlister’s Deli Names Jeff Sturgis As Chief Development Officer

McAlister’s Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Sturgis to the newly created role of Chief Development Officer, where he will lead development functions including franchise sales, real estate, store design and construction. “We are excited to welcome Jeff to the McAlister’s team,” […]

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Toppers Pizza Announces Chris Cheek as Chief Development Officer

Toppers Pizza, an eclectic franchise pizza delivery brand, is thrilled to welcome Chris Cheek to the Toppers family as the brand’s first Chief Development Officer. Cheek’s impressive and extensive resume prepares him perfectly for this new role, which will include franchisee recruitment, as well as working closely with both franchisees […]

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Church’s Chicken Appoints Tony Moralejo Chief Development Officer

Church’s Chicken President and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Hyatt announced today the appointment of Tony Moralejo as its Chief Development Officer responsible for domestic and international expansion for the globally recognized quick-service chicken chain.  His responsibilities also include franchising, reimaging, construction and real estate management. Tony reports directly to Jim […]

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Wingstop Promotes Dave Vernon to Chief Development Officer

Wingstop today announced Dave Vernon has been promoted to Chief Development Officer where he will be responsible for the overall growth of the franchise network, including domestic, international and non-traditional expansion. Vernon joined Wingstop in October 2010 as vice president of franchise sales and was promoted to vice president of […]

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First Watch Restaurants Names New Chief Development Officer

Award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch restaurant First Watch today announced the addition of another key executive to its management team in the hiring of Richard Renninger as chief development officer. Renninger joins First Watch with more than 20 years in the real estate and restaurant industry. As chief development officer […]

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Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. Names John Todd Chief Development Officer

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRGI) the parent-owner of the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana brands, has named industry veteran John Todd as its Chief Development Officer. Todd, who will report to Fiesta Restaurant CEO Tim Taft, will be responsible for all facets of Fiesta’s real estate and development, including site […]

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Tossed Hires Real Estate Veteran A. Michael Toroyan as Chief Development Officer

Tossed, home of garden fresh salads, crepe wraps, grilled panini and sandwiches, has announced the hiring of A. Michael (A.T.) Toroyan as Chief Development Officer. Toroyan, a 20-year veteran of the restaurant real estate, and franchising, will bring even greater momentum to Tossed’s strong and growing franchise development efforts across […]

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