Mexican quick-service restaurant (QSR), QDOBA, has appointed seasoned restaurant industry executive Jim Sullivan as its new chief development officer.
“Jim brings a unique perspective and strong leadership approach, backed 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 serve us well in connecting with new franchise partners, expanding our nationwide footprint, and reaching new heights as a company.”
Sullivan brings more than 25 years of experience in real estate, franchise development, and site acquisition management. He will lead all restaurant development activities, including market planning, site selection, real estate negotiations, franchise sales and any additional activities that will enable him to support the company’s aggressive growth plan, the company said in a statement.
“As a fan of the company, I’m thrilled to be joining QDOBA at such a pivotal moment in its next phase of expansion,” said Sullivan. “In my new role, I will be focused on entering new markets and strengthening our brand presence in existing markets.”
In his new role, Sullivan will be a part of the company’s executive leadership team.