Toronto — Redberry Restaurants has appointed Scott Lewis as the vice president, operations – Redberry Burger King. Redberry’s unprecedented growth called for the creation of this new role to shepherd planning and operations for the 22 new Redberry-owned Burger King locations planned for this year, for a total 146 Burger King restaurant count for the company.
A tenured QSR industry leader, Lewis has almost three decades of industry experience. As senior director of operations, he began his QSR journey at Yum!/Priszm Brands where he moved through various roles including overseeing KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut in western Canada as the senior director of operations. He also led multiple new store openings and brand conversions. Lewis then took a role with White Spot Hospitality, where he served as the brand leader for 65 traditional and non-traditional locations in British Columbia, Alberta and Asia — before joining The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro as president and chief operating officer. Most recently, Lewis served as the vice president of operations for Flanagan Foodservice where he oversaw the operations of various departments including warehouse, transportation, maintenance, health & safety, and quality assurance.
In his new role, Lewis will oversee and fulfill Redberry’s strategic vision as it relates to Burger King’s operating plans and standards. He will also lead Redberry Burger King operations leaders to continue to embody the brand values and deliver the best guest experience.
“Scott’s vast QSR experience and deep passion for our brands made him the obvious choice for this important new operations role,” says Chris Racine, COO, Redberry Restaurants. “Scott embodies Redberry’s brand promise to provide a leadership team that showcases an unrivaled business acumen and works together to create an environment where our partners, brands and team members are able to achieve the best versions of themselves.”
Founded in 2005, Redberry is Canada’s largest restaurant operator. Redberry has 160-plus restaurants across Canada, operating under the BURGER KING®, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands, with signed agreements for almost 400 additional restaurants over the next few years.
SOURCE: Redberry Restaurants