Yum! Brands veteran to elevate operations initiatives
Cicis announced today the hiring of Jini Foust as its new Chief Operating Officer, responsible for overseeing franchise and corporate operations, operations service, and training. Foust brings more than 30 years of multi-unit restaurant experience with a proven history of driving operations strategies that increase sales and deliver elevated guest experiences.
“Jini adds incredible depth and experience to our operations team and will be an invaluable asset as we continue to enhance operations excellence in all of our restaurants,” said Cicis CEO Darin Harris. “She is uniquely qualified to lead operations at this stage in our growth as we advance our brand.”
Foust is a highly accomplished restaurant executive. Her career spans 10 years with McDonald’s Corporation and 23 years at Yum! Brands in progressively responsible roles in both operations and human resources leadership. She most recently served as Vice President of Company Operations & Facilities Maintenance for Taco Bell Corporation, where she was responsible for leading more than 900 company restaurants with system-wide revenues of over $1.5 billion.
“My love for restaurants started in high school when I took my first job and has grown throughout my career. Now I’m excited to bring that passion to Cicis,” said Foust. “I look forward to working with Darin and his outstanding executive team and getting to know the franchisees and other local operators who do such a great job of delivering on our unique value proposition to guests from coast to coast.”
Cicis is known and loved for its unlimited pizza, pasta, salad, soup and dessert buffet. It is dedicated to going Beyond Pizza and feeding individuality by enabling its guests to find the tastes they love.
Cicis: BEYOND PIZZA.
Cicis invented the Unlimited Pizza Buffet concept, driven by a belief in making life more flavorful by empowering guests to find the flavors they love. At nearly 450 restaurants strong in 33 states, Entrepreneur recognized Cicis on its Franchise 500 list in 2015. Cicis also won the Technomic 2014 Consumers’ Choice award for best kid-friendly quick service restaurant. For more information about Cicis, visit cicis.com or Facebook.com/cicis.