Brian Livingston Returns to Firebird Restaurant Group as CFO

by Katie Lee

Dallas — Brian Livingston has returned to Firebird Restaurant Group, LLC as chief financial officer. Livingston served as CFO for Firebird and affiliates including El Fenix Mexican Restaurants from 2010 to 2014.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brian back to the team,” says Mike Karns, founder and chief executive officer of Firebird Restaurant Group, LLC. “Brian is a dynamic leader and played a key role in shaping Firebird during his previous tenure. We look forward to his leadership during our next phase of growth.”

During his time with Firebird, Livingston was instrumental in leading the original transaction to acquire El Fenix in 2008 and also spearheaded the financing for the acquisition of Snuffer’s and Sunrise Mexican Foods. He returns to Firebird after 3 years as chief executive officer for Celebrity Café & Bakery.

Firebird Restaurant Group, LLC is owned by its CEO, Mike Karns. Firebird now has six restaurant concepts, with 49 locations in two states: El Fenix Mexican Restaurant, Meso Maya, Taqueria La Ventana, Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar, Tortaco and its newest acquisition, Village Burger Bar. In addition to Firebird Restaurant Group, Karns owns Sunrise Mexican Foods, which produces high-quality Mexican food products for retail and foodservice operations coast to coast.

SOURCE: Firebird Restaurant Group, LLC

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