John Crawford, who joined Roy’s Restaurants in October as vice president of operations, has been promoted to chief operating officer effective immediately.“In the short time John has been on the team, the impact he has had on Roy’s has been significant,” says Sunil Dharod, Dallas entrepreneur, philanthropist, and owner of SSCP Management, Inc.
Sage Restaurant Group—the Denver-based independent restaurant group dedicated to providing innovative, playful, and locally-tailored food and beverage experiences—announced a major new hire and several internal promotions as the company expands its corporate leadership team and continues to grow nationally.
Southern Proper Hospitality CEO Tory Bartlett announced an addition to the Atlanta restaurant group’s leadership team. New executive vice president of operations Alex Curley is now overseeing all restaurant operations for the company, which includes nine concepts and 21 restaurant locations.
Goalz Restaurant Group, recently formed franchise operator for three great brands: Captain D’s, Church’s Chicken, and Dog Haus, announced the appointment of Jeron Boemer as vice president of operations in Arizona.
Quiet Light Communications (QLC), a full-service, B2B, food and nutrition marketing communications firm is excited to announce the expansion of its creative, client services and digital teams in response to the company’s rapid growth.
Another Broken Egg of America, LLC, one of the nation’s fastest-growing breakfast and brunch restaurant concepts in the country, today announced the appointment of Clay Carson as the company’s new vice president of franchise sales and real estate development.
Paytronix Systems, Inc., an innovator in mobile loyalty and online ordering applications, mobile payment, and digital communication tools, today announced new additions to its sales organization. Eric Israel has been appointed head of global sales, Carl Gern has been named head of global partner sales, and Eddie Ayala is returning to the company as West Coast sales representative for Paytronix.
Hospitality company Hakkasan Group appointed Jacques Sorci as vice president culinary global. In this new role, Sorci will bring his global perspective and extensive experience to lead Hakkasan Group’s culinary teams worldwide.
Clare Reichenbach has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the James Beard Foundation. The announcement was made by Frederic M. Seegal, chair of the culinary nonprofit organization’s board of trustees.
The National Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced the swearing in of officers to its Board of Directors and Board of Trustees, respectively. Jay Stieber, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, will serve as Chair of the NRA board, and Sam Facchini, co-founder/co-owner and operator of Metro Pizza, will serve as Chair of the NRAEF board.
Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar announced leadership promotions from within the team.Tony Caballero has been named vice president of operations and training for Walk-on’s Bistreaux & Bar. Caballero joined the Walk-On’s team in 2008 as an assistant general manager for the second Walk-On’s location.
Kellogg’s recently announced that Kristin Kroepfl will join Kellogg as Vice President, Marketing and Sales Strategy for Specialty Channels effective January 22. In this role, Kristin will lead overall category and brand strategy for the Specialty Channels business.
California Pizza Kitchen named Jim Hyatt its new chief executive officer, effective immediately. Hyatt most recently held the same role at Ruby Tuesday, where he was part of the nearly 600-unit casual dining brand’s transition to a privately held company under NRD Capital.
Brinker International, parent company of Chili’s Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy, launched an educational program for employees Monday called “Best You EDU.” The program, developed in partnership with Pearson, provides opportunities for Brinker employees, ranging from hourly to management, the company said.
Lynn Minges, president and CEO of the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, has been tapped to serve as Chair of the National Council of State Restaurant Associations.The Council of State Restaurant Associations fosters collaboration and coordination among its 50 state restaurant association members and works in partnership with the National Restaurant Association to support over 500,000 restaurant businesses across the United States.