Atlanta — Smalls Sliders, a cheeseburger sliders QSR concept, appoints Kris Douglas as its vice president of technology. In this role, Douglas will leverage his extensive experience as a technology thought leader in the QSR industry to lead the brand’s technology strategy development and planning while also managing its digital presence.
“Smalls Sliders has taken the restaurant industry by storm with just a handful of existing locations. I’m excited to introduce innovative technological solutions that will further enhance the customer experience and operational efficiencies as we grow to be a leader in the QSR space,” says Douglas. “I look forward to working closely with our executive leadership team to catapult our growth moving into the second half of 2023 and beyond.”
Most recently, Douglas led IT strategy and PMO execution at Inspire Brands (Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Jimmy John’s, Sonic and Dunkin’). In this role, he was primarily responsible for enterprise M&A-integration and restaurant technology strategy development.
“Kris is a brilliant business strategist and highly knowledgeable in the realm of technology, and we’re elated to welcome him to our growing leadership team,” says Maria Rivera, CEO of Smalls Sliders. “It’s no secret that technology integration has become indispensable to the restaurant industry in recent years. His leadership and expertise will give us the competitive edge needed to propel our brand forward as we expand nationwide.”
Smalls Sliders opened its first restaurant in 2019 and has since grown to eight locations throughout Louisiana, with more than 60 locations in the development pipeline. For more information, visit www.smallssliders.com.
Smalls Sliders was the brainchild of founder Brandon Landry, with former pro-football NFL quarterback Drew Brees joining him as an initial investor, and is backed by industry veterans at 10 Point Capital. The QSR restaurant focuses exclusively on craveable premium cheeseburger sliders, with every meal cooked to order. Smalls Sliders delivers both drive-thru and popular walk-up experiences, serviced from a unique modular construction design, allowing real estate flexibility and rapid construction of new restaurants.
SOURCE: Smalls Sliders