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Galardi Group appoints new president

Galardi Group, parent company of Tastee-Freez, Hamburger Stand and Wienerschnitzel, has appointed J.R. Galardi as its president.

After spending over 15 years learning the family business, Galardi will be in charge of growing same-store sales and building the Wienerschnitzel, Tastee-Freeze and Hamburger Stand store networks while continuing his role as the primary marketing support for the brand’s fast-growing franchisee family.

Prior to his new role, Galardi served as executive vice president for the company, responsible for supporting operations, marketing, franchise development and community relations. He also served as director of administration, where he created the Wienerschnitzel Visionary Department, a branch of the company dedicated to building brand loyalty with a younger audience through digital marketing, interactive experiences and event and charity partnerships.

“I have a passion for introducing ‘The Wienerschnitzel Way’ to multiple audiences,” said Galardi in a statement. “We are all about relationships with our guests—both new and returning—and without them, we wouldn’t be the restaurant we are today. My father built this company from the ground up and my goal is to continue the legacy we all love.”

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