Good Times Hires Industry Vet for Bad Daddys Expansion
- May, 5 2014
- Good Times
Good Times Restaurants Inc. (NASDAQ: GTIM) announced that it has hired Daniel Klehm as Director of Leadership & New Restaurant Development for the Company’s expansion of the Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar concept in Colorado and other states through its wholly owned subsidiary, BD of Colorado LLC. Klehm was recently Director of Operations for one of the largest Applebee’s franchisees overseeing the operations of 103 restaurants.
Boyd Hoback, President & CEO, said, “Daniel is a proven leader recognized with several awards for operational excellence and top accomplishments within the Applebee’s system as well as deep experience in other full service, full bar concepts. We feel very fortunate to have him join our company. He adds a great deal of operational horsepower for our planned expansion of Bad Daddy’s and will be a great complement to Mike Maloney and Scott Somes as we develop a top notch operating team and refine the operating systems for Bad Daddy’s planned franchise program. We expect his addition to our management team will allow us to accelerate our expansion plans based on his experience, his commitment to quality and the highest level of execution of the Bad Daddy’s brand and his leadership skills in developing a strong operating team.”
Good Times Restaurants Inc. (GTIM) operates Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, a regional chain of quick service restaurants located primarily in Colorado, in its wholly owned subsidiary, Good Times Drive Thru Inc. Good Times provides a menu of high quality all natural hamburgers, 100% all natural chicken tenderloins, fresh frozen custard, fresh cut fries, fresh lemonades and other unique offerings. Good Times currently operates and franchises 37 restaurants.
GTIM owns and operates Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar restaurants through its wholly owned subsidiary, BD of Colorado LLC and will franchise Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar restaurants through its 48% ownership of Bad Daddy’s Franchise Development LLC. Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar is a full service, upscale, “small box” restaurant concept featuring a chef driven menu of gourmet signature burgers, chopped salads, appetizers and sandwiches with a full bar and a focus on a selection of craft microbrew beers in a high energy atmosphere that appeals to a broad consumer base.
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