QDOBA Appoints Chief Development Officer, Head of International Business

by Katie Lee

San Diego — QDOBA has hired Jeremy Vitaro as chief development officer and head of international. The restaurant development veteran joins QDOBA from Little Caesars Pizza and Dunkin’ Brands; he will be responsible for QDOBA’s asset light development strategy, including new restaurant growth, system remodeling, refranchising, acquisition, prototype design and real estate and construction.

“We are thrilled with Jeremy’s decision to join the QDOBA leadership team,” says John Cywinski, CEO of QDOBA and Modern Market Eatery. “QDOBA is an exceptionally well-positioned brand and what I consider to be the best kept secret in the restaurant industry. I’m confident Jeremy is the right leader to partner with our franchisees to unlock our full potential, both in and outside of the U.S.”

Most recently, Vitaro served as chief development officer for Little Caesars Pizza, opening hundreds of new units over the past 3 years.

Before Little Caesars, Vitaro was an executive with Dunkin’ Brands for 18 years. From 2018 through 2020, as vice president of U.S. development, Vitaro opened more than 1,000 Dunkin’ restaurants. From 2012 through 2017, he was vice president of international development, where he opened more than 4,000 new Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins units.

QDOBA is a fast-casual Mexican restaurant with more than 750 locations in the U.S. and Canada. With Vitaro’s hire, the company plans to move forward on its development strategy to double the size of the QDOBA brand. For more information, visit www.QDOBA.com.


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