A pair of dynamic team members achieve new milestones at the nation’s largest Italian QSR brand
Lexington, KY (Restaurant News Release) Fazoli’s today announced the promotions of two key executives on its leadership team – Vice President of Company Operations and Training, Tim Kimmel, and Vice President of Franchise Operations and Development, Wayne Wright.
“We’re proud and excited for Tim and Wayne to achieve these latest milestones in their Fazoli’s careers,” said Fazoli’s President Doug Bostick. “Combined they bring more than 55 years of experience to our best-in-class leadership team, and there’s no doubt that our entire business is better because of each of them. We’ve seen firsthand their integrity, passion for Fazoli’s and drive to succeed, no matter the challenge or obstacle placed in our way.”
Kimmel is a Fazoli’s team veteran, with almost 30 years of experience at the nation’s largest Italian quick-service restaurant brand. He began his career as a restaurant general manager and has proven invaluable in his multiple roles supporting the leadership team. Kimmel’s wealth of knowledge will be relied upon as he oversees the productivity of the brand and improves operational and training measures to enhance Fazoli’s overall business model.
Wright has nearly 25 years of experience in franchise investment, management and operations franchising with various restaurant brands. He has spent the past decade leading Fazoli’s franchisees to objectively analyze key performance indicators, weigh financial opportunities and improve daily operations to maximize profitability. Wright has a track record of encouraging open communication with franchisees to help customize solutions that fit their restaurant’s needs.
For more information about Fazoli’s, visit www.fazolis.com.
About FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands
FAT Brands (NASDAQ: FAT) is a leading global franchising company that strategically acquires, markets, and develops fast casual, quick-service, casual dining, and polished casual dining concepts around the world. The Company currently owns 17 restaurant brands: Round Table Pizza, Fatburger, Marble Slab Creamery, Johnny Rockets, Fazoli’s, Twin Peaks, Great American Cookies, Hot Dog on a Stick, Buffalo’s Cafe & Express, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Pretzelmaker, Elevation Burger, Native Grill & Wings, Yalla Mediterranean and Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses, and franchises and owns over 2,300 units worldwide. For more information on FAT Brands, please visit www.fatbrands.com.
About Fazoli’s: Fast. Fresh. Italian.
Founded in 1988 in Lexington, Ky., Fazoli’s owns and operates nearly 220 restaurants in 27 states, making it the largest premium QSR Italian chain in America. Fazoli’s prides itself on serving premium quality Italian food, fast, fresh and friendly. Menu offerings include freshly prepared pasta entrees, Submarinos® sandwiches, salads, pizza and desserts – along with its unlimited signature breadsticks. Fazoli’s is a winner of FastCasual and Steritech’s 2020 Excellence in Food Safety Award and ranked number seven on FastCasual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list in 2022. Additionally, it was named to Technomic’s “Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report” in 2022, selected as one of the “Top 50 Global Fast Casual Innovators in 2021” by Foodable, a “Top 200 Franchises in 2021” by Franchise Business Review, and an Entrepreneur 2018 “Franchise 500.” Fazoli’s was a recipient of the 2021 American Business Awards Gold Stevie Awards in Food & Beverage for Company of the Year.