Pie Five and Pizza Inn invite brand-new operations and marketing leaders
Dallas, TX ( RestaurantNews.com ) RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVE) today revealed tactical management modifications and brand-new skill acquisition. The brand-new additions show a shift from brand name level management to a more unified management structure for all RAVE brand names.
Key modifications consist of the additions of Mike Burns as Chief Operations Officer and Douglas Kwong as Vice President of Marketing for RAVE.
Burns will lead operations for both Pizza Inn and Pie Five Pizza and Operations Services for all brand names. He brings over 10 years experience in business and franchise operations consisting of 8 years at Bojangles’ ’ Famous Chicken n Biscuits as the Director of Operations Support supporting business and franchise operations and as Regional Vice President supervising over 175 dining establishments. Most just recently, Burns directed operations at over 80 Pei Wei Asian Kitchen dining establishments.
Kwong will direct marketing for all RAVE brand names. He is a market veteran with tested success in producing digital marketing programs that raise visitor experiences and drive lucrative sales. He was most just recently Director of eCommerce and Digital Marketing at Pei Wei Asian Kitchen, where he handled eCommerce, media, and the commitment program. Kwong led the group at Pei Wei that took general digital sales from 8% of business earnings to 30% by carrying out brand-new innovation and releasing shipment collaborations.
““ I ’ m incredibly delighted to include such amazing skill to our group,” ” stated Brandon Solano, CEO of Rave Restaurant Group. ““ Mike is a real operator and comprehends the value of driving system economics and lucrative traffic. He will roll-up his sleeves and partner with our franchisees to enhance bottom line outcomes. Douglas is a well-rounded online marketer with strong experience in the digital arena. His work at Pei Wei led to social networks engagement rates 10,000% higher than the market average. He formerly ran digital marketing for Cici’’ s Pizza and is exactly what we require to improve our marketing.””
Bob Bafundo will be leaving his function as president at RAVE. Extra brand-new hires consist of Justin Smith as Senior Director of Operations for Pizza Inn and Aaron Archuleta as Director of Operations for Pie Five.
““ Our brand-new group brings a fresh point of view and modern-day technique to management at RAVE,” ” stated Solano.’“ I ’ m anticipating dealing with this skilled group to change business, drive earnings and win with customers.””
About RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc.
Founded in 1958, Dallas-based RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. [NASDAQ: RAVE] owns, runs, licenses and/or franchises 261 Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn dining establishments and Pizza Inn Express kiosks locally and globally. Pizza Inn is a worldwide chain including newly made pizzas, in addition to pastas, desserts and salads. Pie Five Pizza Co. is a leader in the in the fast-casual pizza area offering made-to-order pizzas all set in under 5 minutes. Pizza Inn Express, or PIE, is establishing distinct chances to supply newly made pizza from non-traditional outlets. The Company’s typical stock is noted on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the sign “RAVE.” For more details, please check out www.raverg.com .
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