Nathan’s Famous Names Senior Vice President, Restaurants

Jericho, N.Y. — Nathan’s Famous has hired James Walker, CFE, as the company’s senior vice president, restaurants. He joins the company from Subway where he was vice president, North America, overseeing all franchised restaurants in the U.S. and Canada.

“We are excited to have James on board to lead our all-important restaurant division,” says Eric Gatoff, CEO of Nathan’s Famous. “While our success over the last decade has largely come from our product licensing and foodservice businesses, Nathan’s started as a restaurant company in 1916. James’ skill set includes extensive experience in restaurant operations, franchising and product development. Adding someone as accomplished and innovative as James demonstrates our continued commitment to our restaurant business operations.”

Previously, Walker has held president, chief development officer, senior operations and new product development positions for brands such as Baja Fresh®, Cinnabon®, Johnny Rockets® and Subway®.

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SOURCE: Nathan’s Famous

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