As Chick N Max staffs for growth, restaurant industry veteran Tom Duhigg joins the executive team as senior vice president of operations.
“Tom is an experienced professional and we are grateful he has chosen to put his talents to work for our growing company. We’re restaurant people with a genuine love and appreciation for the magic that happens at the table—Tom fits right in,” says Max Sheets, president and CEO. “With the opening of the first two locations for the concept just this year, we are listening and fine-tuning right now and preparing for the future. Tom’s greatest strengths center on developing in-restaurant systems that reflect, and make repeatable, our company culture.”
The third Chick N Max location kicked-off construction this week. Also in Wichita, the restaurant will be the first on the city’s west side and the first with a drive-thru. In addition to the three restaurants, Chick N Max is building a commissary kitchen in central Wichita. A retail line of hot sauces and seasonings, also developed by the brand this year, are available for purchase in the restaurant and online.
“Tom brings decades of experience to our concept and is enthusiastic about our efforts to grow and expand. His expertise will initially help us implement online ordering, develop an official training program, and institute effective systems that ensure consistency across our growing system,” Sheets says. “We’re trying to do something big here and it requires advanced know-how. If you look at the team we’re building, it is clear that we are investing in the future.”
Read the full story in QSR Magazine online.