Torchy’s Tacos taps restaurant industry vets for executive roles

The fast-casual chain pushes for growth by adding finance and operations officers.
Torchy's Tacos

Torchy’s Tacos has appointed two industry veterans to C-level posts in finance and operations.

Ryan Moore, formerly vice president of finance for Taco Bell, has become the Austin, Texas-based fast-casual chain’s chief financial officer.

Joel Ross, formerly president of Texas Roadhouse and Little Caesars franchisee Ultra Steak, was named chief operations officer.

“I am excited that both Ryan and Joel are joining the team and looking forward to having their ideal combination of skills, knowledge and experience in place as we execute our strategy for long-term growth,” G.J. Hart, Torchy’s CEO, said in a statement.

Hart, the former head of California Pizza Kitchen and Texas Roadhouse, became the company’s first CEO earlier this year.

Torchy’s, which was founded in 2006 as a food truck, now has more than 50 units in Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma.

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