Quiznos today announced the appointment of John Coletta as chief financial officer and James Lyons as chief operating officer.
"We remain focused on continuing to deliver the best sandwiches while providing franchisees the resources to enable steady sales growth and margin expansion at their locations," said Stuart Mathis, chief executive officer, Quiznos. "Both John and James have extensive experience managing franchise-based operations and I'm confident our franchisees will benefit from their roles on our management team."
Coletta recently spent more than three years as global chief financial officer and then president of Cartridge World, a 1,600-unit, 60-country franchise operation. Previously, he served as CFO and executive vice president of Rock Bottom Restaurants for 10 years, operating and franchising the Old Chicago, ChopHouse and Rock Bottom Brewery brands in 30 states. Prior to that, Coletta spent 10 years at Arthur Andersen, where he focused on restaurant and hospitality clients. His experience in franchising spans 30 years, having started his career as the youngest franchisee of the Orange Julius system in the 1980s.
"I am thrilled to join the Quiznos family," Coletta said. "I am passionate about working with franchisees and look forward to working with our network to affect significant change that drives personal success for every Quiznos franchise owner."
Lyons most recently served as chief operating officer, Franchise, and chief development officer for Del Taco, based in Lake Forest, Calif. Prior to that, he was COO at Popeyes. Lyons has held senior management roles for several national and global companies, including Denny's, Domino's and Burger King.
"Quiznos is a strong brand and I am honored to join the team," Lyons said. "I am excited to work with our franchisees to help them drive operational excellence, sales and restaurant profitability."
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