Back Yard Burgers on Tuesday said named former Moe’s Southwest Grill executive Scott Shotter CEO.
Shotter was named CEO almost exactly a year after the Nashville-based burger chain was sold to the private equity firm Axum Capital Partners.
At Moe’s, he’d been the vice president of operations and spent nine years at the chain, helping it grow to more than 700 locations. He had worked in operations with numerous national and regional brands in the years before that.
Shotter said in a statement that he plans a new prototype and a growth plan to start adding locations. The 31-year-old concept has 51 locations in 11 states.
“In addition to the new store prototype, we’re going to focus on the culinary and service experience Back Yard provides to our customers,” he said. “We know that our franchise partners are going to be equally excited and we look forward to rolling out what I believe is a well planned growth strategy.”
Back Yard Burgers has 28 company restaurants and 23 franchisee locations. The company generated $53.4 million in system sales in 2017, according to Technomic Ignite data, down 7% from 2016.