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Four Foods Group names Shauna Smith president

The multi-brand franchisee and brand operator promotes the company’s cofounder.
Shauna Smith
Photograph courtesy of Four Foods Group

Four Foods Group, the American Fork, Utah-based operator of brands like Kneaders Bakery and Café and Little Caesars, on Wednesday named Shauna Smith the company’s president.

Smith along with Andrew Smith had founded the company in 2008 and Shauna Smith had been the company’s chief merchandising officer. “Over the past few years, Shauna’s influence and responsibilities have continued to increase at FFG,” Andrew Smith said in a statement. “She is a leading force in driving company culture, which has been increasingly important as we’ve acquired a number of new restaurant brands.”

Four Foods Group operates 50 Kneaders locations. It has also acquired 71 Little Caesar’s restaurants in the Southeast.

And the company operates the R&R Barbeque, Swig, Mo’Bettahs and Soda Shop brands. The company operates 154 restaurants and has 5,500 employees.

“She has a sharp business mind and has been brilliant in creating the atmosphere of our restaurants, something we believe has set us apart,” Four Foods Chief Operating Officer Josh Boshard said in a statement.

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