Dallas — Smoothie King has appointed Chris Bremer as its new chief development officer. He will be responsible for implementing strategies to meet Smoothie King’s ongoing expansion plans and overseeing the franchise development, real estate, design and construction departments. He joins Smoothie King from Nothing Bundt Cakes.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chris Bremer to our executive leadership team,” says Wan Kim, CEO of Smoothie King. “Chris is an exemplary, purposeful leader, possessing a passion for leading teams in the food & beverage and hospitality industries and will undoubtedly make invaluable contributions to our rapidly-growing franchise system.”
Bremer spent nearly 6 years with TGI Friday’s as the development director in Asia Pacific, leading rapid expansion across the region. From 2006 through 2017, Bremer was the vice president of global franchise development at Brinker International, helping the brand expand from 90 locations to almost 400 in over 38 countries.
Most recently, since 2017, Bremer served as chief development officer at Nothing Bundt Cakes, leading the development team to double the size of the brand, which helped drive the sale of the brand to private equity.
The new addition to Smoothie King’s executive team comes as it recently signed several agreements to expand its footprint in key growth markets such as the Upper Midwest and Central Atlantic regions as well as Colorado and Texas.
Smoothie King Franchises, Inc. is a privately held, Dallas-based franchise company founded in 1973 with over 1,300 locations worldwide, including in the United States, Korea, Grand Cayman and Trinidad. For more information, visit www.SmoothieKingFranchise.com.
SOURCE: Smoothie King