The award recognizes individuals who exhibit dedication to the Jack in the Box brand and its franchisee community.
The Jack in the Box National Franchise Association has announced Dean Gordon as the recipient of this year’s Chairman Award at the organization’s annual conference held in Kona, Hawaii. The award recognizes individuals who exhibit dedication to the Jack in the Box brand and its franchisee community.
Mr. Gordon and his team oversee the sourcing, contracting and distribution services for the Jack in the Box company-owned and franchised restaurants.
“As the vice president of Supply Chain Services, Dean has been able to work with suppliers to streamline distribution as well as lessen the impact of changing commodities costs,” said Anil Yadav, chairman of the National Franchise Association board of directors. “The work Dean’s team is responsible for is critical to franchise owners, and we are very pleased to recognize his contribution in this way.”
Mr. Gordon has distinguished himself throughout his career in the foodservice industry, joining Jack in the Box in 2009 as Division Vice President of Purchasing. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Gordon was Vice President of Supply Chain Management for Potbelly Sandwich Works, based in Chicago. He also served as Executive Director of Procurement with Applebee’s International and Vice President of Supply Chain Management for Prandium, Inc., operator of the El Torito, Chi-Chi’s and Koo Koo Roo restaurant concepts.
Mr. Gordon is a member of the Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group Steering Committee of the National Restaurant Association, where he chairs the Educational Subcommittee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from California State University, Sacramento, and an MBA from California State University, Long Beach.
The Jack in the Box National Franchise Association (JIB-NFA) is comprised of franchise owners in the Jack in the Box system. Its board of directors consists of 15 franchise owners with a combined ownership experience of 177 years.
Any franchise owner in the Jack in the Box system may join the JIB-NFA. Currently the association represents 100 franchise owners with more than 1,711 restaurants. The association was formed in 1995, and its mission is to provide a pathway for franchise owners to offer ground level input to Jack in the Box Inc. on initiatives and issues to benefit both franchise owners and the corporation. It is the organization’s stated intent to have a seat at the table as a partner with Jack in the Box Inc. and having a role in major decisions that affect franchise owners.
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