Los Angeles — FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc. has hired its first chief growth officer, Jeremy Theisen. Theisen joins FAT Brands with over 20 years of experience in significantly increasing the revenue stream for high-growth startups in the restaurant sector and will be focused on spearheading the growth of the development pipeline across the FAT Brands portfolio. This includes bringing new franchisees into the system and driving multi-unit expansion with existing franchisees.
Prior to joining FAT Brands, Theisen served as chief revenue officer of PathSpot, a hygiene management system geared towards the foodservice industry, where he not only grew the company’s contracted revenue by 15 times in 24 months, but also, was key in PathSpot’s overseas expansion in Europe and Australia. Theisen also served as chief sales officer of Punchh, the restaurant industry leader in loyalty and engagement programs, where he saw the company through its launch to generating $50 million in revenue prior to being acquired by PAR Technology Corporation several years later.
“Over the last several years, FAT Brands continues to reach new heights from a growth perspective,” says Andy Wiederhorn, CEO of FAT Brands. “While our acquisition strategy has been a key mechanism for growth, we have also been heavily invested in building out our deep, organic pipeline. This year has already been record-breaking from an opening standpoint, and we are just getting started. Jeremy is a great addition to our team to drive this growth forward exponentially in the years to come. His experience of quickly scaling companies from startups to industry leaders aligns with our fast-paced growth mentality.”
FAT Brands is a leading global franchising company that strategically acquires, markets and develops fast-casual, quick-service, casual dining and polished casual dining concepts around the world. The company currently owns 17 restaurant brands: Round Table Pizza, Fatburger, Marble Slab Creamery, Johnny Rockets, Fazoli’s, Twin Peaks, Great American Cookies, Hot Dog on a Stick, Buffalo’s Cafe & Express, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Pretzelmaker, Elevation Burger, Native Grill & Wings, Yalla Mediterranean and Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses, and franchises and owns over 2,300 units worldwide. For more information, visit www.fatbrands.com.
SOURCE: FAT Brands Inc.