Dallas — As Twin Peaks Restaurant continues the march toward its 100th restaurant, it will turn to a new leader to oversee its increased growth across the country and more markets around the globe. Industry veteran Ray Bodnar is joining the brand’s team as vice president of franchise sales and development.
Bodnar, who was most recently director of franchise sales for Captain D’s, brings more than 18 years of experience in franchising, enterprise sales and business development.
“Our goal in 2023 and beyond is to start painting the globe buffalo plaid,” says Joe Hummel. CEO of Twin Peaks. “We believe Ray is the perfect candidate to help us get there. We’re excited to hit the 100-restaurant mark this year and turn our focus towards growing our footprint stateside before switching to international growth. Ray’s experience and emphasis on relationship building will show everyone that Twin Peaks is the top sports viewing spot in the world.”
Bodnar is known industrywide for his broad experience in emerging technologies, franchise sales and development in the hospitality and telecom industries. His success speaks for itself, with huge wins at Dickey’s Barbeque Pit and Radisson Hotel Group. As the VP of franchise development at Dickey’s, Bodnar grew the number of total open franchises from 502 to 706 in 2021 and sold the largest multi-unit development deal in company history. As the VP of franchise development and sales at Radisson Hotel Group, Bodnar managed all seven brands in the southeastern region of the U.S. and closed the $32 million sale of the Radisson Red hotel in downtown Nashville, Tenn.
Founded in 2005 in the Dallas suburb of Lewisville, Texas, Twin Peaks now has 95 locations in the U.S. and Mexico. For more information, visit www.twinpeaksrestaurant.com and www.twinpeaksfranchise.com.
SOURCE: Twin Peaks