Inspire Brands on Thursday named John Kelly its chief company restaurant officer as part of a trio of promotions at the Atlanta-based brand operator.
Tanishia Beacham will become the chief operating officer for Sonic, while Lou Beccarelli will be the same position at Arby’s.
Kelly will join Inspire’s executive team and will oversee company restaurant operations for the brand operator’s various brands: Arby’s, Dunkin’, Buffalo Wild Wings, Jimmy John’s and Sonic. Inspire Brands has a policy that all its restaurant chains have at least some corporate units.
Kelly had been the chief operating officer for Arby’s, where he oversaw operations for more than 3,500 restaurants.
In his place, Inspire Brands named Beccarelli the chief operating officer for Arby’s. He has spent the past 31 years in operations at Dunkin’, most recently as division leader of operations.
Beacham, meanwhile, is the senior vice president of franchise restaurant operations for Sonic and has more than 21 years operations experience at the brand. She takes over as COO on Oct. 1.
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