Minneapolis — Leading casual and quick-serve restaurant brand veteran Aric Nissen has joined Restaurant Technologies as chief marketing officer. Previously, Nissen served as vice president of revenue management for Subway, helping build out revenue strategies for the global chain.
His role at Restaurant Technologies, a top provider of foodservice cooking oil and hood and flue management solutions, will be to lead the company marketing efforts through the next stages of growth, following on the successful acquisitions of AutoMist and Grease Lock. These solutions, along with the company’s flagship Total Oil Management system, are used in more than 30,000 restaurant, casino, hospital, hotel, education and other foodservice kitchens across the U.S. to increase safety, efficiency, quality and productivity.
“This is a home run hire for Restaurant Technologies,” says Jeff Kiesel, CEO, RTI. “Aric has a proven record of success everywhere he has been. He’s passionate about this industry and our customers and brings a wealth of experience that we can apply to strategic marketing immediately.”
In addition to Subway, Nissen’s leadership positions with Famous Dave’s, Leeann Chin, Country Kitchen and Dairy Queen gave him deep expertise in foodservice business strategies, operational efficiencies and equipment. At Dairy Queen, he oversaw the company’s Blizzard brand and more than doubled the product line in size to $800 million in less than 5 years.
Restaurant Technologies serves more than 30,000 quick-service and full-service restaurant chains, independent restaurants, grocery delis, hotels, casinos, universities and hospitals nationwide. Restaurant Technologies helps foodservice operators make safer, smarter, more efficient and more sustainable kitchens through their cooking oil and hood and flue management solutions. Total Oil Management automates the cooking oil process from storage and handling to filtration, monitoring and disposal of used cooking oil. AutoMist® automates hood and flue cleaning, and Grease Lock™ hood filters slow grease buildup. Headquartered in Mendota Heights, Minn., Restaurant Technologies is a privately held company, currently operates 41 depots and has more than 1,000 employees serving customers across the United States. For more information, visit www.rti-inc.com.
SOURCE: Restaurant Technologies