Good Times Restaurants Names New CEO

by Katie Lee

Denver — The Good Times Restaurants Inc. board of directors has named Ryan Zink as the new chief executive officer of Good Times Restaurants Inc., effective immediately. Zink has served as acting chief executive officer and chief financial officer since October 2019.

“I have the utmost confidence in Ryan. As acting CEO, he has demonstrated outstanding leadership and the ability that will be needed to lead the company out of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and into a bright future,” says Geoff Bailey, chairman of the board of directors. “The board is excited about Mr. Zink’s fresh perspective and energy, coupled with his finance and operations experience.”

In his role as CEO, Zink will directly oversee both of the company’s brands and corporate functions. He will report to Bailey. The company does not intend to appoint a CFO at this time.

“I am honored to take the helm in a permanent appointment, even at such a turbulent time for our industry and our customers,” Zink says. “The foundation that our management team has built over the last 6 months has enabled us to be nimble and take immediate action to maintain both liquidity and operating capability through the pandemic. I am confident that as our nation’s crisis passes, our brands will be well positioned to capitalize on renewed demand for the high-quality food and unique experience that Good Times and Bad Daddy’s provide our guests.”

Zink joined the company in 2017 as its chief financial officer. Previous posts include senior vice president of finance and chief operating officer at F&H Acquisition Corp., parent of the Fox and Hound and Champps restaurant brands, for its Champps concept.

Good Times Restaurants Inc. (GTIM) owns, operates, franchises and licenses 39 Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar restaurants through its wholly-owned subsidiaries. Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar is a full-service “small box” restaurant concept featuring a chef-driven menu of gourmet signature burgers, chopped salads, appetizers and sandwiches with a full bar and a focus on a selection of craft microbrew beers in a high-energy atmosphere that appeals to a broad consumer base. Additionally, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Good Times Restaurants Inc. operates and franchises a regional quick-service restaurant chain consisting of 33 Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard restaurants located primarily in Colorado.



SOURCE: Good Times Restaurants Inc.

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