Jack in the Box Inc. Promotes Del Taco’s COO to Brand President

by Katie Lee

San Diego — Jack in the Box Inc. has promoted Del Taco’s chief operating officer, Chad Gretzema, to Del Taco brand president. He replaces John Cappasola, who has stepped down from his role as Del Taco president & chief executive officer.

“Chad has been an instrumental part of the executive team at Del Taco that has compiled an impressive 8 consecutive years of positive franchise same-store sales,” says Darin Harris, CEO of Jack in the Box. “He has been a champion for Del Taco operators, franchisees and guests as the chief operating officer and I am confident his proven leadership and strategic vision will further drive our combined company to the next phase of growth. Chad has been an incredible partner in bringing our two brands together, and is helping us maximize the benefits of our increased scale and shared services to leverage best practices and synergies across the brands.”

Gretzema has been with Del Taco since 2012 and was most recently chief operating officer, having previously served as senior vice president, strategic planning & innovation and senior vice president, operations support and engagement. With more than 25 years of food and restaurant industry experience, Gretzema has held positions in operations, training and marketing at Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Noodles & Company and Oscar Mayer Foods.

Jack in the Box Inc., founded and headquartered in San Diego, is a restaurant company that operates and franchises Jack in the Box®, one of the nation’s largest hamburger chains with more than 2,200 restaurants across 21 states, and Del Taco®, the second largest Mexican-American QSR chain by units in the U.S. with approximately 600 restaurants across 16 states. For more information, visit www.jackinthebox.com and www.deltaco.com.



SOURCE: Jack in the Box Inc.

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