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Marco’s Pizza names Jeffery Rager CFO

The industry veteran had worked with KFC, Ignite and Granite City.
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Marco’s Pizza on Monday named Jeffery Rager the chain’s new chief financial officer.

Rager will take over financial strategy and capital planning for the Toledo, Ohio-based chain.

Before Marco’s, he had been the CFO of Granite City Food & Brewery. He had previously worked with KFC, Mast Industries Inc. and Ignite Restaurants.

In a statement, Rager said Marco’s has “unlimited potential when it comes to growth.”

“After 25 years of leading brands toward a path of financial productivity, I am confident that our team will be able to support the growth vision of Marco’s Pizza,” he said.

He takes over financial leadership of a chain that has been among the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country in recent years.

The company currently has more than 900 locations in 35 states. It generated more than $600 million in system sales last year, according to Technomic Ignite data, up 10% from the year before.

Rager “offers the perspective and leadership we need as Marco’s continues to expand its nationwide footprint,” Tony Libardi, president and chief operating officer for Marco’s, said in a statement.

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