Marketing vet Chris Kuehn becomes CMO of Captain D’s

Chris Kuehn, previously chief marketer for Golden Corral, will focus on building brand awareness for the growing restaurant chain.
Photographs: Shutterstock, courtesy of Captain D's

Chris Kuehn, a veteran chief marketing officer, will take over the CMO role at quick-service seafood chain Captain D’s, the company announced Tuesday.

Kuehn previously spent a decade with Golden Corral and has also held leadership roles with Arby’s and Pizza Hut.

Chris kuehn

Chris Kuehn

He replaces CMO Bob Kraut, who took the post in January 2017. A spokeswoman for Captain D’s declined to offer details about Kraut’s departure.

At Captain D’s, Kuehn will be responsible for building brand awareness to fuel the chain’s expansion.

"Throughout his distinguished career, Chris has established a proven track record of success and achieved exceptional growth results for the various restaurant brands he's worked with," said Phil Greifeld, CEO and president of Captain D's, in a statement.

It’s been a period of intense change for Captain D’s, which was acquired by Sentinel Capital Partners late last year. That sale marked the third private-equity ownership shift for the brand in four years. 

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