Acclaimed Mediterranean café taps Robert Brown as Vice President of Operations and Lynn Edwards as Vice President of Human Resources and People Operations
Taziki’s Mediterranean Café has established its reputation as the go-to place for fresh, modern Mediterranean fare. Now, the acclaimed café is pushing that bar even higher with a pair of industry experts added to its Executive Leadership Team this year – Robert Brown is now at the helm of Operations as Vice President and Lynn Edwards was recruited to build Taziki’s HR as Vice President of Human Resources and People Operations.
Brown enters his new role with a wealth of experience in tow, having led Franchise Operations and Operations Services teams at Huddle House for the previous five years. Prior to that, Brown also held an assortment of leadership roles at Melting Pot, as well as various franchise operations support roles in his 22 years at YUM Brands. He received his Certified Franchise Executive designation in 2018 and has been partnering with restaurant franchisees for over 25 years.
A military veteran of the United States Coast Guard, Brown is excited to tap into all that he has learned over the years and lead Taziki’s Company and Franchise operations teams, while also guiding Supply Chain, Standards and Innovation. He makes his home in Atlanta with his wife and three daughters.
Edwards brings more than 25 years of progressive human resources experience with him and is excited to continue building high-impact teams and creating winning cultures with the brand. He joins the popular Mediterranean café after most recently serving as Vice President of Field Human Resources with CKE Restaurants Holdings – the parent company of Hardee’s and Carrl’s Jr. brands. Edwards also served as the National Director of Field HR for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.
Like Brown, Edwards is a proud military veteran, having served in the Army. He is now tasked with recruiting, retaining and training both corporate personnel and in-restaurant teams at Taziki’s. He lives in Murfreesboro with his wife and three sons.
Founded by Keith and Amy Richards in 1998, Taziki’s Mediterranean Café is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. Taziki’s is a fresh celebration of the Mediterranean diet with a colorful menu that offers handcrafted, elevated, affordable fare the entire family enjoys. For the sixth year in a row, the Mediterranean diet has been ranked best overall diet in the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings. Much of the original menu is still the same, with added efficiency in the process and technology to make the brand a systems-driven, scalable operation. This year the brand is celebrating 25 years of success and now serves its modern Mediterranean fare to customers at almost 100 locations in 16 states.
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