QDOBA Mexican Eats Appoints Jim Sullivan as Director of Development
Former CKE Restaurant Holdings Executive to Strengthen Leadership of First Fast Food Restaurant Chain and Help Drive Future Growth and Expansion
SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – QDOBA, The Company Voted Best Fast & Casual Mexican Restaurant Chain in 2019, 2020 and 2021 by United States Today 10Best, today announced the appointment of Jim sullivan, a seasoned executive in the restaurant industry with over 25 years of experience in real estate, franchise development and site acquisition management, to Director of Development. In his new role, Sullivan will lead all restaurant development activities including market planning, site selection, real estate negotiations, franchise sales and more to support the company’s aggressive growth plan.
“Jim brings a unique perspective and a strong leadership approach, supported by a proven track record of successfully accelerating franchise growth for some of the nation’s leading restaurant concepts,” said Keith guilbault, CEO of QDOBA. “His expertise and years of experience in growing brands similar to ours in size and scale will be of great use to us in connecting with new franchise partners, expanding our presence nationwide and reaching new heights in as a business. “
Sullivan’s accomplishments span 25 years and several major restaurant brands. Prior to joining QDOBA, Sullivan held senior positions at CKE Restaurant Holdings, parent company of Carl’s Jr, Hardee’s, Green Burrito and Red Burrito Concepts, including Executive Vice President of National Development and most recently Director of Development. There Sullivan was responsible for all home development, real estate and construction activities such as design, restaurant maintenance, real estate, market planning, asset management, franchise sales strategies. , compliance and more. Prior to that, he held a number of leadership roles including Director of Development for Friendly’s Ice Cream Corporation and was Director of Franchise Sales, Marketing and Real Estate at American Hospitality Concepts. Sullivan received his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Mini MBA from University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“As a fan of the company, I am delighted to join QDOBA at such a crucial time in its next phase of expansion,” adds Sullivan. “In my new role, I will focus on entering new markets and strengthening our brand presence in existing markets.”
Sullivan will be part of the company’s management team. For more information on QDOBA, visit www.QDOBA.com.
About QDOBA Mexican Eats
QDOBA is a fast-paced, casual Mexican restaurant with over 740 locations in the United States and Canada. Committed to bringing flavor to people’s lives, QDOBA uses ingredients prepared on site, by hand and fresh throughout the day, to create delicious menu options. Customers can experience the delicious flavors of QDOBA by savoring one of its signature menu options designed by a chef for convenience and ease or by customizing their burritos, bowls, tacos, quesadillas, nachos and salads to their personal taste. . For three consecutive years, QDOBA has been voted “Best Fast Casual Restaurant” within the framework of the USA today Top 10 Readers’ Choice Prizes. Find out more on www.QDOBA.com or on the QDOBA app, downloadable from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Fans can also connect with QDOBA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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