DALLAS, June 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVE), the parent company of Pizza Inn and Pie Five Pizza, yesterday announced the promotion of Mike Burns to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective June 27, 2022. Burns previously served as Chief RAVE operations.
“Mike’s influence as a leader is felt daily throughout the company. Not only does he have a reputation for building high performing teams, he has enhanced our supply chain and franchise development initiatives,” said Mark Schwarz, President of RAVE Restaurant Group. “Overall, he helped us consolidate our operations and create efficiencies for both brands, contributing to our eight consecutive quarters of profitability.”
Prior to joining RAVE, Burns was vice president of operations for Pei Wei, where he led a team of multi-unit operators responsible for 80 restaurants in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Oklahoma. . Earlier in his career, Burns served as regional vice president, where he oversaw more than 175 Bojangles company restaurants.
“RAVE is a bold, nimble organization that gives me the opportunity to share my industry knowledge and impact two high-potential brands,” said Mike Burns, executive vice president and chief operating officer. operation. “Our franchisees and support team are some of the hardest working professionals in the restaurant industry and one of the many reasons we thrive.”
“Mike’s leadership has helped place RAVE in a remarkable position, especially in light of the operational and supply chain issues facing all brands,” said Brandon Solano, President and CEO, RAVE Restaurant Group. “The title of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer is appropriate for Mike’s contributions to our business and the high regard in which he is held by our team,” adds Solano.
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About RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc.
Dallas-based RAVE Restaurant Group [NASDAQ: RAVE] has inspired restaurant innovation and countless smiles from customers with its forward-thinking pizza concepts. The Company owns, franchises, licenses and supplies Pie Five and Pizza Inn restaurants operating domestically and internationally. The Pizza Inn experience is different from your typical buffet. Since 1958, Pizza Inn’s signature dough, homemade shredded 100% whole milk mozzarella cheese, fresh ingredients and house signature sauce combined with friendly service have solidified the brand as America’s favorite pizzeria. This, along with its small-town vibe, are hallmarks of Pizza Inn restaurants. In 2011 RAVE launched Pie Five Pizza, pioneering a fast casual pizza brand that transformed the classic pizzeria into a concept offering customization, sophisticated ingredients and speed. Pie Five’s artisan pizzas are freshly baked daily and feature homemade ingredients, creative recipes and mouth-watering crust creations. For more information, visit www.raverg.com and follow @pizzainnofficial and @piefivepizza on Instagram.